Black Sea & Asia Minor

The Black Sea is bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and various straits. Asia Minor (from , Mikrá Asía, small Asia) is a geographical location at the westernmost protrusion of Asia, also called Anatolia, and corresponds to the western two thirds of the Asian part of Turkey. 5.0/5

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and slaughtered 350.000 Greeks of the Black Sea (Pontos), 0,5-1 million Armenians and t…
In 675 BC, the Scythian people live in the heart of the steppes that stretch from north of the Black Sea to the Iranian plateau. It is ruled by bellicose phratries strongly hierarchical. Its leaders are from clans who once trained in the plains of Crimea. Some of the tribes under their jurisdiction have ventured into the Carpathians, in the Chinese province of Ordus, or Siberia. While others have submitted numerous hordes Cimmerian. The Scythians have an agricultural economy, raise animals. This also leads progressively larger changes in their operating territories of their methods. They develop the iron, leading to frequent wars against their neighbors. They may exchange their goods with installed Urartu, Syria, and Greece populations; because they have long been in contact with the Hellenistic world. Which recognizes them as foreign-born North. They decorate their objects with ability to give them a religious value. They regularly erect shrines dedicated - among other things - their deity's ears goat ca ...
Life of the holy Apostle Andrew (November 30; December 13) The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his soul to God. He did not enter into marriage, and he worked with his brother as a fisherman. When the holy Prophet, Forerunner and BaptiSt John began to preach, St Andrew became his closest disciple. St John the Baptist himself sent to Christ his own two disciples, the future Apostles Andrew and John the Theologian, declaring Christ to be the Lamb of God. After the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, St Andrew went to the Eastern lands preaching the Word of God. He went through Asia Minor, Thrace, Macedonia, he reached the River Danube, went along the coast of the Black Sea, through Crimea, the Black Sea region and along the River Dnipro he climbed to the place where the city of Kyiv n ...
The area of the Russian city of Sochi was populated more than 100,000 years by ancient people of Asia Minor migrating through Colchis (olden Georgia). Ancient Greeks sailed to the region via the Black Sea in the 5th–6th centuries BC and encountered the Maeotae, Sindi, Cercetae, Zygii and other local tribes. They were the ancestors of the Abkhaz, Ubykh and Adyghe people who lived here until 1864; many toponyms in Sochi, including the city itself, originate from their languages. The first Russian outpost was set up in central Sochi in 1838 as a part of the Russian expansion along the Black Sea coast. The local resistance to this process resulted in the Caucasian War of 1817–1864, which ended in a Russian victory and the expulsion of the local population, mostly to Turkey. The Russian settlement built in the area was named Sochi in 1896 and received the status of a city (town) in 1917. The first tea plantations were established there in 1901–1905 and resulted in the production of the most prominent bra ...
"The martyrdom of the Greeks, therefore, comprised two periods: that antedating the war, and that which began in the early part of 1915. The first affected chiefly the Greeks on the seacoast of Asia Minor. The second affected those living in Thrace and in the territories surrounding the Sea of Marmora, the Dardanelles, the Bosphorus, and the coast of the Black Sea. These latter, to the extent of several hundred thousand, were sent to the interior of Asia Minor. The Turks adopted almost identically the same procedure against the Greeks as that which they had adopted against the Armenians. They began by incorporating the Greeks into the Ottoman army and then transforming them into labour battalions, using them to build roads in the Caucasus and other scenes of action. These Greek soldiers, just like the Armenians, died by thousands from cold, hunger, and other privations. The same house-to-house searches for hidden weapons took place in the Greek villages, and Greek men and women were beaten and tortured ju ...
Calling themselves the Pars after their original Aryan tribal name Parsa, Persians settled in a land which they named Parsua (Persis in Greek), bounded on the west by the Tigris River and on the south by the Persian Gulf. This became their heartland for the duration of the Achaemenid Empire.[5] It was from this region that eventually Cyrus the Great (Cyrus II of Persia) would advance to defeat the Median, the Lydian, and the Babylonian Empires, opening the way for subsequent conquests into Egypt and Asia Minor. At the height of its power after the conquest of Egypt, the empire encompassed approximately 8 million km2[6] spanning three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. At its greatest extent, the empire included the modern territories of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, all significant population centers of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya, Turkey, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, much of Central Asia, Afghanistan, northern ...
Today we celebrate: Sunday of the Canaanite Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr; Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip Righteous Auxentius, Pious Kings Marclanus and Pulcherias Theodore the New Martyr of Byzantium THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR THEODORE THE RECRUIT (TYRO) was a soldier in the city of Alasium of the Pontine district (northeast province of Asia Minor, stretching along the coast of the Euxine, i.e. the Black Sea), under the command of a certain Brincus. They commanded him to offer sacrifice to idols. St Theodore firmly confessed his faith in Christ the Savior in a loud voice. The commander gave him several days to think it over, during which time St Theodore prayed. They charged him with setting a pagan temple on fire, and threw him into prison to be starved to death. The Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him there, comforting and encouraging him. Brought to the governor, St Theodore boldly and fearlessly confessed his faith, for which he was subjected to new torments and condemned to burning. The martyr Theodo ...
WHAT IS VRILOLOGY? Vrilology is the practice of harnessing the Life Force that we share with the Gods, which we call, Vril, through the practice of Seither and Galdor sciences. Vrilology is the lost science that was given to our most ancient ancestors by the Gods, so that they could master the world they lived within, and transform themselves into a race of God-men, about 9,000 years ago. This civilization was located on the shores of the ancient Black Sea. It grew into the lost civilization of original Aryans, who were the ancestors of the Indo-Europeans. The Aryans misused this science and caused an ecological imbalance in the world climate. They lost most of the knowledge of Vrilology after their civilization was destroyed in a the great flood, resulting from the melting of the ice caps, and raising the water levels of the oceans. This caused the land bridge between Europe and Asia Minor, to collapse and in turn, caused the Black Sea to rise 300 feet and swept away that lost civilization, which is reme ...
Lift me up with your words. Ian McDonald does: The white bird climbs above the city of Istanbul: a stork, riding the rising air in a spiral of black-tipped wings. A flare of the feathers; it wheels on the exhalations of twenty million people, one among ten thousand that have followed the invisible terrain of thermals from Africa to Europe, gliding one to the next, rising up from Lake Victoria and the Rift Valley, following the silver line of the Nile, across the Sinai and the Lebanon to the great quadrilateral of Asia Minor. There the migration splits. Some head north to the shores of the Black Sea, some east to Lake Van and the foothills of Ararat; but the greatest part flies west, across Anatolia to the glitter of the Bosphorus and beyond it, the breeding grounds of the Balkans and Central Europe. In the autumn the stork will return to the wintering grounds in Africa, a round-trip of twenty thousand kilometres. There has been a city on this strait for twenty-seven centuries, but the storks have been cro ...
At the turn of VIII and IX centuries. Khazars were stopped at the border land Russes, whose center was in the Crimea. Russ at this time showed significant activity, making sea raids on the Black Sea. About 790, they attacked the fortified town Surozh (Sudak), and then spread to the southern shore and in 840, took and plundered Amastridu rich trading city in Paphlagonia (Asia Minor). But in 842, the Rus treaty returned the booty and release all prisoners. "It lies on the banks of Evksina (Black Sea) and its coast ruined and wasted in raids Russian Navy (the people are" growing "- the Slavs, who lives at the North Taurus, rough and wild.) And most capital he made a terrible danger." In 852, the Rus took Slavic Kiev. June 18 860 360 Russ ships besieged Constantinople, but on June 25 raised the siege and went home. A successful campaign against Byzantium Russ was not, and all ended in defeats later (except for 907, hike, which the Greeks themselves did not know.) This suggests the idea that it was then conclu ...
Leaders are readers, let's play a game. It's international bookweek. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status. Gradually, Greek cities founded settlements on the islands of the Aegean, along the coast of Asia Minor and the Black Sea, and to the west in Sicily and Southern Italy. As you can tell I am doing Civ reading!! :D
Paul the great Apostle Saul (q.v.) was born about the same time as our Lord. His circumcision-name was Saul, and probably the name Paul was also given to him in infancy "for use in the Gentile world," as "Saul" would be his Hebrew home-name. He was a native of Tarsus, the capital of Cilicia, a Roman province in the south-east of Asia Minor. That city stood on the banks of the river Cydnus, which was navigable thus far; hence it became a centre of extensive commercial traffic with many countries along the shores of the Mediterranean, as well as with the countries of Central Asia Minor. It thus became a city distinguished for the wealth of its inhabitants. Tarsus was also the seat of a famous university, higher in reputation even than the universities of Athens and Alexandria, the only others that then existed. Here Saul was born, and here he spent his youth, doubtless enjoying the best education his native city could afford. His father was of the straitest sect of the Jews, a Pharisee, of the tribe of Benj ...
The Black Sea lies between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. Excluding its northern arm, the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea occupies about 168,500 square miles (436,400 square kilometers). It is connected to the Aegean Sea through the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, a...
The Scythians were a nomadic, migratory people whose primary homeland was radically different in Ezekiel’s time than it was in Josephus’ day. During Ezekiel’s day, the primary peoples known as Scythians lived in Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey. In Josephus’ day, the Scythians lived in the regions north of the Black Sea, primarily in the area that would come to be Ukraine, but also in the Russian steppes. Recognizing the historical movement of the Scythians is essential if one is to properly interpret Ezekiel’s passage according to its original context.
GREEK PEOPLE OF THE BLACK SEA (PONTIANS) 19 of May is a reminder of the genocide of the Greek and Armenian population of the coastal region around the Black Sea, during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of neo-Turks. This, along with the catastrophy of Asia Minor took place between the years 1919 - 1924. It is called "population exchange" by the authorities. It is also the most bitter issue between Greek and Turkish, carefully kept unresolved by people who benefit from the situation both from the Greek and Turkish side. The survivors who made it to Greece and south Russia and Georgia, brought with them an exceptional cultural tradition, foods, songs, stories and contributed in crucial ways to the economy and culture of their new homelands. Finally, as a personal note, I am deeply concerned of all the people who take advantage of people's blood and suffering for their own benefit. These are the people who breed fanatics and power is their goal, not the means. Let this tragic story be another remi ...
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