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Massacre dating back 2,300 years in the Crimea
Past Horizons ^ | Saturday, July 6, 2013 | Aarhus University

Posted on 07/06/2013 12:27:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Chersonesos is an ancient city on the Crimean peninsula, which was founded by Greek colonists at the end of the 6th century BC in order to supply their homeland with grain and other strategic resources. The farmland in the Greek colonies was vital to the survival of the Greek city-states. Excavations by Aarhus archaeologists are exploring the development of the rural area from its peak until its decline.

One of the conclusions so far is that during a period of crisis in the early 3rd century BC a large proportion of the rural population was killed following a military invasion. The skeletons of these people can be found just 40 cm beneath the surface of the soil in a number of housing structures which the Aarhus archaeologists have excavated.

“We’ve learned things that have changed our view of what life was like in the Chersonesean countryside, which the Greeks called chora. The city’s rural territory, particularly on the Herakleian and Tarkhankut peninsulas, is incredibly well preserved. The houses of the rural population dating back to about 300 BC lie dotted around the untouched landscape in the form of ruins that are still visible. For instance, in one of the excavated ruins we have found the remains of a whole family. So we’re working on a murder scene dating back 2,300 years,” reports project director Vladimir Stolba, an archaeologist from Aarhus University.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; chersonesos; crimea; godsgravesglyphs
Ruins of Chersonesos, Crimea. Image: Dmitry A. Mottl (Wikimedia Commons, used under a CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ruins of Chersonesos, Crimea. Image: Dmitry A. Mottl (Wikimedia Commons, used under a CC BY-SA 3.0)

1 posted on 07/06/2013 12:27:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/06/2013 12:28:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

When will the cries for “reparations” begin?


3 posted on 07/06/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
When will the cries for “reparations” begin?

Well, reparations or vengeance.

4 posted on 07/06/2013 1:27:42 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SunkenCiv

Huns?


5 posted on 07/06/2013 2:15:23 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: Defiant

Scythians?


6 posted on 07/06/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SunkenCiv

Lesbians?


7 posted on 07/06/2013 2:39:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SunkenCiv

IRS?


8 posted on 07/06/2013 3:31:23 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thespians?


9 posted on 07/06/2013 3:31:58 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: John123

Amish?


10 posted on 07/06/2013 3:33:11 PM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: Teacher317

Islamic protestors coincidentally incited by a Greek play depicting Mohammed?


11 posted on 07/06/2013 3:36:06 PM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The ruins look like some I've seen in Turkey. I doubt there was any cultural connection. It's more likely that the level of technology was the same in both places.
12 posted on 07/06/2013 4:30:19 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

There was a cultural connection — Greeks settled in both places.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 6:32:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Scythians prospered from their trade with the Greeks in the Crimea, so it's hard to see why they would attack them.

On the other hand, Alexander's father Phillip II had trouble with the Scythians, killing their king in battle. Maybe this conflict was somehow tied to the Scythian/Macedonian enmity.

14 posted on 07/08/2013 2:15:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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