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The World of the Hittite tablets

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A map depicting the world of the Hittites, that is the names of states, kingdoms, places, cities, peoples, islands, etc, which are noted on the tablets found in the Hittite capital Hattusas (in the center of Asia Minor on the map).

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Gilded Scythian akinakes sword found

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Republicstion from euromaidanpress.com

[A little belated news but this sword is a unique find for ancient weapon researchers.]

Gold-plated akinakes (Scythian dagger/short sword) with a leaf-ribbed grip, a cross-guard and a scabbard for the blade tip 

An intact grave of a Scythian warrior was the main find of the 2019 season at the excavation site at Mount Mamai burial grounds in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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Urban plan of Olynthos, Chalkidike, Greece

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The urban plan of Olynthos reconstructed by Hoepfner and Schwandner. Note specifically the city blocks, designed according to the Hippodamian system of urban planning.

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Hoplite phalanx reenactment

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A fine reenactment of a hoplite phalanx by the Australian historical reenactment group Sidney Ancients. Kudos to them for their work.

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Architectural representation of Mari, Mesopotamia

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An architectural representation of Mari around 2400 BCE following the archaeological data.

Mari was a very important Semitic city-state in ancient Mesopotamia and within the state borders of modern-day Syria. Its remains constitute a tell located 11 kilometers north-west of Abu Kamal on the Euphrates river western bank.

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