Ukraine and Russia Are Locked in a Dispute Over Ancient Crimean Artifacts

Whose Gold Is It Anyway?

Crimea's history as a crossroads of the ancient world is reflected in its rich archaeological record and, above all, its Scythian burial gifts. Once a reminder of the shared history uniting East with West, the delicate necklaces, gold-covered laurel wreaths and engraved swords have today become symbols of increasing separation.