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Finding of Human Skin on Quivers and Other Scythian Objects Confirms Herodotus’ Claims

Herodotus, the Greek historian of the 5th century BC, described in his writings various customs of the Scythians, a nomadic people who inhabited the Eurasian steppe between the 8th and 4th centuries BC. This included practices such as drinking the blood of their enemies and using human scalps as trophies. Among these, he mentioned the […]

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The huge island mentioned by Herodotus that disappeared from maps in the 15th century

It is not the only case, there are news throughout history of islands vanished by natural causes and catastrophes, also ghost islands placed on maps by jealous cartographers to unmask plagiarism and unfair competition. However, the case we are dealing with here has certain connotations that make it uniquely attractive. Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek-Egyptian […]