Skip to comments.Massacre dating back 2,300 years in the Crimea
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.
Weve learned things that have changed our view of what life was like in the Chersonesean countryside, which the Greeks called chora. The citys 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 were working on a murder scene dating back 2,300 years, reports project director Vladimir Stolba, an archaeologist from Aarhus University.
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When will the cries for “reparations” begin?
When will the cries for reparations begin?
Well, reparations or vengeance.
Islamic protestors coincidentally incited by a Greek play depicting Mohammed?
There was a cultural connection — Greeks settled in both places.
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.
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