Iphigenia in Tauris, modern-day Crimea

Iphigenia in Tauris (Ancient Greek: Iphigeneia en Taurois) is a drama by the playwright Euripides, written between 414 BC and 412 BC. Although Wikipedia...

Artemis’ Cult originated in Taurica, present-day Crimea?

"Properly speaking Artemis stands for something different from either Demeter or Aphrodite. She stands for the fact of life itself as...

Circular city of Baghdad and its predecessors

The picture in the previous article shows how the round city of Baghdad looked in 768 AD after its construction was...

Name of Iraq capital ‘Baghdad’ consists of two words – ‘Bog’ (God) and ‘Dat’...

According to Wikipedia, "the name Baghdad is pre-Islamic, and its origin is disputed. The site where the city of Baghdad developed...

Russia exhibits stolen artifacts from the famous Kamyana Mohyla in Ukraine

The Russian occupants opened an exhibition in Tauric Chersonesus in Crimea of the artifacts they had stolen from the world-famous Kamyana...

Circular Settlements of Trypillya Culture 6000 years ago in Ukraine: prototype of Plato’s ideal...

According to Wikipedia, Trypillia culture was a Neolithic–Chalcolithic archaeological culture (c. 5500 to 2750 B.C.) of Eastern Europe... During its middle...

Ariadne, Labyrinth dance, spindle-whorls in Scythian tombs

Homer in the Iliad wrote that "Daedalus in Cnossos once contrived; A dancing-floor for fair-haired Ariadne" and scholars are confident that...

Crane Dance and Hyperborean Cult in Ancient Greece

Below are several quotes from the works of Robert Graves: "It is not known what sort...

‘Monkey and Cranes’ Gold Relief Overlay from Lytoi Scythian Kurgan in Ukraine

The two birds on the plaque were identified as cranes by Gerhard Friedrich Müller (although others see in them herons which...

‘Battle of Pygmies with Cranes’ theme in the Bosporan Kingdom: Flight of Soul to...

The legend of the Battle of Pygmies with Cranes was very popular in the Bosporan Kingdom in ancient times. As a...

Recent Posts