New History: New Crimean Greek statue

Part of a Greek terracotta statue was discovered near Crimea. The archaeologists are searching for the rest of the statue but progress is slow since they have to dig manually since they’re afraid of damaging the remains. The entire Black Sea was home to dozens of Greek communities and these artifacts are found quite frequently….

Recent Discoveries 2

An Umayyad Palace History The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has reaped the rewards of an archeology project in the Umayyad era ksar (castle) Khirbat al-Minya. Several small items were found as well as facilities for sugar cane production, a major industry in the region at the time. The discovery of this in particular is…

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…