Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   A Turkic monument was discovered in eastern Mongolia, consisting of a stone sarcophagus at the center surrounded by 14 stone pillars each bearing inscriptions called tamga. The ruins were dated to the 8th century during the Second Turkic Khaganate, an alliance of nomadic clans under a Khagan located in…

ToT Facts #1: Vermont vs Bahrain

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com     Vermont GDP https://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?reqid=70&step=10&isuri=1&7003=200&7035=-1&7004=sic&7005=1&7006=xx&7036=-1&7001=1200&7002=1&7090=70&7007=-1&7093=levels#reqid=70&step=10&isuri=1&7003=200&7004=naics&7035=-1&7005=1&7006=xx&7001=1200&7036=-1&7002=1&7090=70&7007=-1&7093=levels   Bahrain GDP http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2017/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=32&pr.y=19&sy=2015&ey=2016&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=512%2C672%2C914%2C946%2C612%2C137%2C614%2C546%2C311%2C962%2C213%2C674%2C911%2C676%2C193%2C548%2C122%2C556%2C912%2C678%2C313%2C181%2C419%2C867%2C513%2C682%2C316%2C684%2C913%2C273%2C124%2C868%2C339%2C921%2C638%2C948%2C514%2C943%2C218%2C686%2C963%2C688%2C616%2C518%2C223%2C728%2C516%2C558%2C918%2C138%2C748%2C196%2C618%2C278%2C624%2C692%2C522%2C694%2C622%2C142%2C156%2C449%2C626%2C564%2C628%2C565%2C228%2C283%2C924%2C853%2C233%2C288%2C632%2C293%2C636%2C566%2C634%2C964%2C238%2C182%2C662%2C359%2C960%2C453%2C423%2C968%2C935%2C922%2C128%2C714%2C611%2C862%2C321%2C135%2C243%2C716%2C248%2C456%2C469%2C722%2C253%2C942%2C642%2C718%2C643%2C724%2C939%2C576%2C644%2C936%2C819%2C961%2C172%2C813%2C132%2C199%2C646%2C733%2C648%2C184%2C915%2C524%2C134%2C361%2C652%2C362%2C174%2C364%2C328%2C732%2C258%2C366%2C656%2C734%2C654%2C144%2C336%2C146%2C263%2C463%2C268%2C528%2C532%2C923%2C944%2C738%2C176%2C578%2C534%2C537%2C536%2C742%2C429%2C866%2C433%2C369%2C178%2C744%2C436%2C186%2C136%2C925%2C343%2C869%2C158%2C746%2C439%2C926%2C916%2C466%2C664%2C112%2C826%2C111%2C542%2C298%2C967%2C927%2C443%2C846%2C917%2C299%2C544%2C582%2C941%2C474%2C446%2C754%2C666%2C698%2C668&s=NGDPD&grp=0&a=   Vermont Area Census of Population and Housing, 2010 CPH-2. Population and Housing Unit Counts Pages 1 & 41 https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/cph-2-1.pdf   Bahrain Area Demographic Yearbook Collection, 2011-2015,  DYB 2012 – individual tables & notes, Table 3 https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/products/dyb/index.cshtml https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2012/Table03.pdf…

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…

New History: Six Cities in One

mik122 / 123RF Stock Photo China In the Chinese city of Kaifeng a series of ruins were discovered which reveal how the site had been used continually for creating new cities. As the article elaborates when the old countries were destroyed cities were also typically destroyed. Kaifeng benefited from the fact that the Yellow River…

Asian bodies discovered in London

In a Roman cemetery south of London two skeletons that were unearthed and examined were determined to have been of Asian origin. The ancient Roman city of Londinium was an administrative center in England for the Romans but Asians weren’t exactly on the list of visitors. Researchers were mainly looking to see if migrants were…