There is abundant evidence that the monastery of Saint Nikon of Kievo-Pechersk and Tmutarakan' was located on the Lysaya mountain (near the Old Russian town Tmutarakan'; the village Taman', the Krasnodar region, Russia) (1).
Several years ago I found a fragment of a handle of an Old Russian amphora on a slope of this mountain, see figure 1. The length of the item is ca 11 cm. An important point is that the artifact is decorated with a Cross.
1. See, e.g., Rjabchikov 1998-2003; 2000; 2004.
Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998-2003. Tmutarakan', an Outlying Land: http://slavonicweb.chat.ru/tmtrkn.htm.
Rjabchikov, S.V., 2000. Tmutarakanskie graffiti. Krasnodar.
Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Pravoslavie - polnota istiny (bogoslovsky, gumanitarny, estestvennonauchny aspekty). Krasnodar.
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Published 15 December 2005.
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