Mangup (Мангуп in Ukrainian) is an historical fortress in Crimea. Dating back to the 3rd century it was initially inhabited by Crimean Goths, though over the centuries it passed hands between Khazars, Kipchak, Russes, and other states. By the mid 18th century the fortress was all but abandoned.
Stone tablet excavated at Mangup, Crimea in 1938. Upon analysis by
Andrey Vinogradov in 2015, it was discovered to bear an inscription in Crimean Gothic - the only known epigraphic attestation of the Crimean Gothic language. The inscriptions date from c. 850-950 CE.