Ugarit

Published January 15, 2017

Ugarit

In historical sources has been written little about the origin of the Phoenicians. It is known that around 3000 BC canaanite tribes appeared on the Mediterranean coast. They are united in a few city-states along the coast. The most important settlements include Byblos and Ugarit. The Phoenicians created a culture that has spread far across the Middle East...

Kushan

Published March 19, 2017

Kushan

In the first half of the 19th century, interesting coins with images of the formidable kings Kudzula Kadfiz, Vima Kadfiz and Kanishka began to come up in the hands of numismatists and scientists. In some cases, along with the title "king of kings" mentioned the name of the people or the country - Kushan...

Country Margush

Published March 28, 2017

Country Margush

In 522 BC with the accession to the throne of Darius I the state of the Achaemenids embraced the uprisings. Particularly fierce were the clashes in the country of Margush. The army of the satrap of Bactria Dadarshish sent to suppress the uprising defeated the Margushans, who lost 55,243 people killed and 6972 prisoners. But what is this country Margush?..

Etruscans

February 25, 2018

Etruscans

In the spring of 1828, a Tuscan farmer went out to plow the land. His bull, pulling the plow, suddenly fell into a pit. Having become interested, the peasant took up a shovel, and by evening he had a whole mountain of treasures in his hands: gold vases and goblets, massive gold earrings, rings, bracelets. The mysterious pit turned out to be an ancient burial place, which left the Etruscans - the people whose brilliant culture in many ways became...

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