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…

See No Evil, Hoot No Evil

I found this take on the three monkeys in a Turkish store called Paşabahçe. For a little reference, Turkish people like owls.   For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with your friends. Let me know how you found…

A View of the Bosphorus

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com This was taken in the north of Beşiktaş on a very nice day. The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with your friends. Let me know how you found the article as well! Check out the info…

Tree Dog

I found this dog under a tree. I don’t really know what else to say about that.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with your friends. Let me know how you found the article as well!…

Koru, Maşukiye

I visited the Koru Restaurant a year ago and had a fairly good time but was impressed with the architecture used for a restaurant I never would have noticed.  Tucked back into the forested areas and hills west of Lake Sapanca (pronounced Sapanja with the a’s spoken as ah) it serves a fairly typical menu. …

donatello pizza

I found this place in Istanbul in the Kadıköy neighborhood. Yes, it is inspired by TMNT. Just happy to see people all around the world were affected by the turtles. For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with…

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…

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…