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…