Du Brux, P. A.

“Part of the wreckage of the French Revolution,” as Rostovtsev accurately described Du Brux, he was one of the Frenchmen who escaped Napoleon in New Russia, governed then by their fellow countryman, the Duc de Richelieu. Du Brux, a former army officer, developed a passion for archeology when stumbling around the wealth of materials along the Black Sea littoral. As ground was being broken for new barracks, he discovered the Kul Oba kurgan. He personified the transformation from treasure hunter to scientist, and helped to establish the Kerch Museum. He lies buried on Mt. Mithridat, a testament to the Cimmerian Bosporus kingdom that had ultimately been absorbed into the Roman Empire.