Crouching Tiger

I thought you guys might like to get a look at this guy.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent content on science, technology, history and more!       The best way to support this website…

Historic Findings: Urartu in Erzurum & Van

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo The Urartu civilization is bursting onto the scene. An Iron Age kingdom based between Lakes Van and Sevan, with a small presence near Lake Urmia, they had long been the antagonists of the Assyrians to the south and are regarded as the ancestors of the modern Armenian people. Near the…

Turkish Angora

This is a Turkish Angora cat, a special breed that developed naturally in Turkey. They have fluffy white fur and heterochromatic  eyes which can be blue, amber or green. Here’s a close up so that you can see it better. For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian…

Historic Findings: Venezuelan Rock Art

cookelma / 123RF Stock Photo Along the Orinoco, a massive river cutting Venezuela in half, a large amount of rock art has been found, specifically in the Atures Rapids. They’re located on the bend in Venezuela where the countries border starts going south and where the Orinoco merges with the Meta River at the Colombian…

A Horse From Sakarya

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Historic Findings: Zoroastrianism in Anatolia

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo The archaeological site Oluz Höyük is located in the Amasya province of Turkey, one of a number of provinces bordering the Black Sea provinces. The site is near a village close to the border of the Çorum province. It would be rather ordinary and dull, except for the fact that…

The Black Sea

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com I took this photo at the Black Sea at a small beach resort called Kerpe.  The Black Sea is known for a few things: beaches, farms and tea. The tea is more in the northeast so Kerpe is mainly just a small little beach. The difference between the…

Nusr-Et

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com This was a funny rent sign for a store I found in Izmit. Kiralık (ker-ah-luke, that second ı is a Turkish letter and is pronounced like u but different) means for rent in Turkish. Pretty much everyone has heard of Nusr-Et by now or maybe you know the name…

Black Panther

Credit: Marvel Entertainment Trailer The upcoming Black Panther movie seems to have gradually become a massive spectacle promising to be historic, and for good reason. It’s one of the few movies to be based in Africa around African peoples using mainly black actors. Just for standing outside of the norm and taking a risk it…

Brownstone Cafe

As you can see from the sign, this is the Brownstone Cafe, located in Middletown, PA, USA. The cafe itself was formed from the lobby of what was originally a bank and the original vault is still in the back. The stone it was made from is called brownstone (which you’ve probably already guessed) and…

War for the Planet of the Apes…in Turkish

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Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo   The landing site of Julius Caesar’s British Invasion has a new contender at Pegwell Bay based on carbon dating of weapons, similarities to the fortress of Alésia and the size of the bay compared to Caesar’s fleet size. The research was carried out by researchers from the University of Leicester….