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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Image and Economy in the Ancient World

David Wengrow.

in The Origins of Monsters

November 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 2629 words.

This chapter examines what led Mikhail Rostovtzeff, an ancient historian, almost a century ago to compare distributions of composite figures from China to Scandinavia. Rostovtzeff is known...

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