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  • Disc-Like Copper Ingots Found in Ancient Shipwreck at Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast Similar to Gelidonya, Uluburun Shipwrecks of Mediterranean Turkey

    04/30/2020 2:02:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | April 18, 2020 | Ivan Dikov [ouch!]
    A set of ancient copper ingots shaped as discs have been found in a shipwreck near a Black Sea cape in Southeast Bulgaria shedding light on the maritime trade of the Ancient Thracians during the Late Bronze Age (second half of the 2nd millennium BC) as they are analogous to copper ingots found in two famous ancient shipwrecks on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, at Gelidonya and Uluburun. The disc-like Late Bronze Age copper ingots in question have been discovered inside a Late Bronze Age shipwreck near Bulgaria's Maslen Nos, i.e. "Oily Cape", alongside other artifacts. Their discovery has been...
  • Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea 'provocation' (U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was operating in concert with a British destroyer on June 23 )

    06/30/2021 1:33:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn't have triggered a global conflict even if Russia had sunk the warship because the West knows it can't win such a war. The tough statement appeared to indicate his resolve to raise the stakes should a similar incident happen again. Speaking in a marathon call-in show, Putin also revealed that he received the domestically produced Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and urged Russians to get vaccinated as the country battles a devastating surge of cases and deaths amid widespread hesitancy to get the...
  • Dutch navy: Russian jets flew low over frigate in Black Sea

    06/29/2021 4:54:37 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 56 replies ^ | 6/29/2021 | mike corder
    Russian warplanes repeatedly flew low over a Dutch navy frigate in the Black Sea last week and carried out “mock attacks,” the Defense Ministry of the Netherlands said Tuesday. The incident involving the Dutch ship Zr. Ms. Evertsen happened last Thursday southeast of Crimea, the ministry said in a statement. It came a day after after Russia said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs to force a British destroyer out of an area near Crimea that Russia claims as its territorial waters. Britain denied that account and insisted its ship...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Sydney Australia Lockdown Enlarged Hancock Boris Bum Cover Covid Fueled Miami Disaster?

    06/26/2021 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to Your Weekend Your Host Here Again Going Through Transition... I am digging through all the archives including books I have accumulated over the years with a 1937 Almanac published by the "Philadelphia Bulletin". Lots of details about Philadephia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In the details of Delaware something got my attention. What Delaware's Legislature Was Like Before The Earl Warren Supreme Court Changed Things In The 1960's... The Next Round Of Vaxx Jabs The vaccines don't last forever so the next round needs to be planned for. That's what the British National Health Service was saying earlier...
  • Why Turkey is Transforming Istanbul Into an Island

    06/26/2021 2:25:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2021 | RealLifeLore
    Why Turkey is Transforming Istanbul Into an Island | RealLifeLore | 1,214,431 views | June 19, 2021 | YouTube
  • Turkish Gambit: Why Biden-Erdogan's deal is interesting for Ukraine?

    06/25/2021 8:56:36 AM PDT · by elpadre · 7 replies
    112.International ^ | June 25, 2021 | Georgiy Kuhaleyshvili
    On Monday, June 21, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his recent meeting with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels opens a "new era" in diplomatic relations between the two countries. According to Erdogan, there are no problems in relations between Turkey and the United States that cannot be solved, and there are much more areas for cooperation. Biden expressed the hope that countries can make real progress. At the same time, the parties did not agree on problematic issues, such as the acquisition by Turkey of Russian S-400 anti-missile systems, violation of...
  • Washington's Black Sea allies worry about being pawns in Biden-Putin chess match as summit nears

    06/09/2021 12:57:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 08 Jun 2021 | Abraham Mahshie, Defense Reporter
    BUCHAREST, Romania — Government ministers in the former Soviet and communist countries along the Black Sea basin are bracing for President Joe Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia next Wednesday in Geneva. But, analysts are warning them to keep their expectations low. They hope the American president will stand for democratic ideals and support their security, but regional analysts say they may be pawns in a broader geopolitical chess match between great power rivals. From Kyiv to Bucharest, government leaders are attempting to influence Biden ahead of the meeting, underscoring that their democracy depends on the United States and...
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Enters The Tense Black Sea Highlighting The Service's Overseas Presence

    04/28/2021 7:25:00 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    TheDrive ^ | 4-27-21 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    AU.S. Coast Guard cutter has entered the Black Sea for the first time in 12 years, underscoring a resurgence in the significance of the service's presence around the world in recent years. The Legend class National Security Cutter USCGC Hamilton arrived in that important body of water less than a week after Russia claimed it had started to reverse course on a worrisome military buildup along its border with Ukraine. The flood of Russian forces into the region, starting in March, had prompted fears that a new crisis was imminent. Hamilton transited from the Mediterranean Sea into the Black Sea,...
  • U.S. cancels warships deployment to Black Sea -Turkish diplomatic sources

    04/15/2021 8:25:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The United States has cancelled the deployment of two warships to the Black Sea, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, amid concerns over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine's borders. Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the build-up near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Last week, Turkey said Washington would send two warships to the Black Sea, in a decision Russia called an unfriendly provocation. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara had notified Turkey's foreign ministry of the move, the sources said, but did not provide a reason. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news...
  • Slab with Marching Ancient Greek Warriors Discovered at Apollo Temples on Ancient Black Sea Island in Bulgaria’s

    04/05/2021 12:07:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | March 28, 2021 | Ivan Dikov (ouch!)
    A 2,500-year-old slab, a relief depicting marching Ancient Greek warriors, or hoplites, has been discovered among other finds in the recent archaeological excavations of two temples of ancient god Apollo on the St. Cyricus Island, today a peninsula, in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol.The newly discovered slab with Ancient Greek warriors, or hoplites, appears to a piece of a larger depiction, other parts of which were discovered during digs in 2018 and 2019 in the zone of the two temples of deity Apollo Iatros ("The Healer") – one from the Late Archaic period and one from the Early...
  • Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev

    05/29/2018 2:38:56 PM PDT · by tlozo · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | May 29, 2018
    Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko has died after being shot at his home in Kiev, according to police. Mr Babchenko, 41, was reportedly found bleeding in their apartment block by his wife and died in an ambulance. After writing about a crashed Russian military plane in 2016, Mr Babchenko said he received death threats and left his home country. He previously worked as a presenter on Ukrainian channel ATR TV, and has written about his military service. Ukrainian law enforcement confirmed his death in a Facebook post, written in Ukrainian. Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko also told the media they suspected...
  • Strange spiral appears off Black Sea coast

    10/09/2020 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    ss ^ | 10/06/20 | ss
    A rare phenomenon formed in Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, on September 23, 2020. According to local and tourist eyewitnesses, the water started twisting into a gigantic spiral. The whirlpool most probably formed by the collision of water masses having different characteristics (salinity, temperature, etc.).
  • Russia Launches Into New Export Territory With TurkStream Natural-Gas Pipeline

    01/08/2020 10:07:38 PM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Prince
    When Vladimir Putin visits Istanbul on January 8, the Russian president will be doing more than officially opening a new export pipeline -- he will be getting some more closure on his longstanding dream to end Moscow's dependence on archrival Ukraine in getting natural gas to Europe. Russia has been seeking to cut gas transit through Ukraine since the mid 2000s, and the $7.8 billion TurkStream pipeline project is a big part of that strategic goal. The pipeline, which transits the Black Sea and surfaces outside Istanbul, took five years to complete and is one of two major new natural-gas...
  • Navy says it never got a Trump order to stop patrols in Black Sea

    11/13/2019 2:41:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 13, 2019 | JOHN VANDIVER
    STUTTGART, Germany — The Navy said it never received an order to halt warship maneuvers in the Black Sea earlier this year, despite testimony in a congressional impeachment hearing that President Donald Trump asked for the cancellation after he heard about it on television. “U.S. 6th Fleet conducted our naval operations in the Black Sea region as scheduled in January and February 2019,” Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for Naval Forces Europe-Africa, said Wednesday. The question about a disruption in the Navy’s mission emerged during Congress’ impeachment inquiry into whether Trump withheld military support for Ukraine to pressure Kyiv into...
  • DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic battle axe culture

    10/14/2019 8:16:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 9, 2019 | Uppsala University
    In 1953, a significant burial site belonging to the Battle Axe Culture was found when constructing a roundabout in Linköping. 4,500 years ago, a man and a woman were buried together with a child, a dog and a rich set of grave goods including one of the eponymous battle axes. "Today, we call this site 'Bergsgraven'. I have been curious about this particular burial for a long time. The collaboration of archaeologists with geneticists allows us to understand more about these people as individuals as well as where their ancestors came from," says archaeogeneticist Helena Malmström of Uppsala University, lead...
  • Did the Ancient Egyptians sail as far as the Black Sea? Adventurers will use a boat [tr]

    07/31/2019 5:59:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2019 | Ian Randall
    A boat made of reeds will be put to the test by a team of intrepid adventurers when they embark on the 800 mile journey from the Black Sea to Crete in August. The voyage aboard the vessel — the 'Abora IV' — is hoped will prove that the ancient Egyptians could have made similar trips in reed boats thousands of years ago. The 46 feet-long (14 metre) boat will be crewed by a team of two dozen researchers and volunteers, from eight different countries. Setting out from the Bulgarian port of Varna, on the Black Sea, the voyagers will...
  • Shadowy nuclear trail

    03/29/2006 11:28:32 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 540+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-29-06 | Tsotne Bakuria
    In 1995, former Iranian president Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani made a little-noticed trip to the neighboring country of Georgia. He spent several hours in Tbilisi, the capital, and then instead of returning to Iran, he made a secret side trip to the breakaway region of Adjara to visit President Aslan Abashidze. The purpose of the detour was not to visit the balmy, palm-treed tourist sea port resort of Batumi on the Black Sea. His purpose was more sinister. The Iranian president was looking for black market sources of chemicals to enrich uranium for building a nuclear bomb. He found a willing...
  • Russia shows captured Ukrainian sailors in "confession" video

    11/27/2018 6:53:02 AM PST · by McGruff · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | November 27, 2018
    Russia has released video of a group of captured Ukrainian sailors giving oral confessions to deliberately violating Russian territory. Russian security forces seized the sailors and their Ukrainian military vessels on Monday in the Kerch Strait in a maritime standoff which has seen tensions between the two neighbors spike. It was not clear whether the sailors' confessions, given in the custody of Russia's security services, were made under duress. Russia says the Ukrainian vessels sparked the confrontation by refusing to yield upon orders from Russian border forces to change their course in Russian territorial waters. Ukrainian officials insist it was...
  • Did US-Russia Deal In 2011 Lead To Boston Bombings?

    04/22/2013 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Examiner Editorial
    Among the more unusual aspects of what has been learned thus far about the Brothers Tsarnaev is that in January 2011 Russian officials encouraged their U.S. counterparts to take notice of Tamerlan, the older of the two, for possible Chechen terrorist links.
  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Ship in Black Sea

    08/10/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | August 7, 2018 | Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi
    Off the coast of the Black Sea in the Mykolaiv region, archaeologists have discovered a sunken ancient Greek shipwreck dating back more than 2.5 thousand years. The ship, discovered during a joint expedition of the Institute of Archaeology of NAS of Ukraine and the Warsaw Institute of Archaeology, is believed to be one of the oldest of its kind discovered in the region. According to the head of the black sea international underwater archaeological expedition, Vyacheslav Gerasimov, it may have possibly sailed ancient trade routes to Olbia or Chersonesos. “This ship is one of the oldest known in the Northern...