Ormanpark Peacocks

This beautiful peacock was at a zoo (basically a few cages) in Ormanpark, a park located in Adapazarı, the capital of the Sakarya Province in Turkey.  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,…

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…

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…

Historic Findings: Luwian BE5A

bepsphoto / 123RF Stock Photo   Clocking in at over 14,000 years old, an archaeological dig on Triquet Island (a small island appx. 450 km northwest of Vancouver) has unearthed an ancient human settlement belonging to the area of the current Heiltsuk nation. Some of the findings included an atlatl (spear-thrower), fish hooks and a…

Historic Findings: Arabian Gates CB2A2B

Credit: Google Search Stories A very weird discovery was made in Saudi Arabia recently. Through the power of Google Earth Professor David Kennedy of the University of Western Australia has recently discovered hundreds of stone gate structures lying across the Saudi desert. Prof. Kennedy has been exploring the ground for years after they were first…

Historic Findings: Ancient Cultures of Anatolia

salajean / 123RF Stock Photo Monumental god heads on mount Nemrut, Turkey Julia Gresky has found evidence of a kind of skull cult at Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in Central Turkey which shows that sophisticated humans existed farther into the past then assumed. By testing the skulls they found that they had carvings placed…

Introduction to the Greco-Persian Wars Pt.2

Now, let’s talk about Lydia. This wasn’t another small Greek city or power. Lydia was the major power in Anatolia, owning its western half and expanding slowly over centuries. This excluded the islands near the coast because the Lydians, primarily a kingdom based on the land, lacked a fleet so they were unable to conquer…

Introduction to the Greco-Persian Wars Pt.1

Greetings and welcome to my first article! I hope to happily discuss a wide range of topics throughout history for the pleasure of my audience, come they may from all corners of the world. To kick it off I’m diving into the Greco-Persian Wars. As an introduction to these wars I’ll explain quite a lot…