An ancient Greek settlement was found in Crimea

Archaeologists excavating in eastern Crimea have discovered an ancient Greek settlement which had been previously unknown. Continue reading “An ancient Greek settlement was found in Crimea”

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High Life in the Bronze Age

First class seats. Designer labels. Gated communities. Society’s elites find ways to distinguish themselves from the rest of the world. This is not, of course, a recent phenomenon. Roman patricians wore purple-trimmed togas, medieval rulers built castles, and wealthy people of the Renaissance commissioned fine art, but archeologists have discovered some of the earliest evidence of conspicuous consumption on the small Greek islet of Mitrou, where aspiring leaders in Bronze Age Greece (around 1600-1400 BCE) reshaped their society to set themselves apart from other people. Continue reading “High Life in the Bronze Age”

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