Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ancient Greek cities in Asia


Taprobane is the ancient Greek name for Sri Lanka.

There is a river Phasis in prehistoric Colchis (near Caucasus) and a river Phasis in Taprobane. According to Nonnos (Dionysiaka 13, 223), the Cretans had built a colony in Colchis. Diodorus (5, 42 and 46) writes that in the island Pachaea near India there were Cretan priests from the time of Zeus. Ptolemy (Geography 7, 2, 25) mentions a city Tharra in Thailand. But this is a Cretan name.

The last three maps are based on Ptolemy's coordinates.

Prehistoric Asia Minor


Electra, the Strategis
(from a Greek vase)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Greek Mythology

Pelasgos was contemporary of Demeter...

in his family tree, the "generations" are
about 750 years....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Megalithic sites in Malta and France

Spirals from Tarxien, Malta.

National Archaeological Museum
of Athens.

These Mycenaean stelae have been dated around 1600 BC, but it was done about 100 years ago without any scientific method. The dates are wrong!

Spirals in Irish tombs

Saturday, March 5, 2011


The first inhabitants of Sardenia were the Pelasgians before and after the "Cataclysm" (9600 BC). Later other people arrived there from different parts of Greece (Peloponnesus, Boeotia, Crete) and built new colonies. Aristaeus (ca 6300 BC) and Iolaos with the "sons" of Herakles (ca 3500 BC) were only two of them. The "Phoenicians" came to the island from Carthage in historical times.
Later, the Romans changed most of the old names of the cities.

Diodorus  4, 82
Strabo  5, 2.7
Pausanias 1, 29.5-10, 7
Apollodoros  2, 149
Ptolemy "Geography".