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by Gordopolis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Write like a Hittite: home-made Cuneiform A Script
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Views: 197

Write like a Hittite: home-made Cuneiform A Script

While abroad in Turkey on a research trip, I was lucky enough to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which houses a huge collection of Hittite tablets. I was struck by just how detailed and beautiful these artefacts were. So much so that I decided to try my hand at a very basic piece of Hit...
by Gordopolis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Yazilikaya - the Written Rock
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Views: 1265

Yazilikaya - the Written Rock

A 2 minute tour of Chamber A at Yazilikaya - the ancient Hittite rock shrine
by Gordopolis
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hattusa part 4: The Acropolis
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Views: 986

Hattusa part 4: The Acropolis

Part 4 of my trip to Hattusa - this time up on the city acropolis
by Gordopolis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hattusa part 3: The King's Gate
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Views: 982

Hattusa part 3: The King's Gate

Part 3 of my trip to Hattusa - a brief look at the 'King's Gate'

by Gordopolis
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hattusa part 2: The tunnel under the Sphinx Gate
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Views: 857

Hattusa part 2: The tunnel under the Sphinx Gate



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by Gordopolis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hattusa part 1: into the 3,000 year old Hittite capital
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Views: 1066

Hattusa part 1: into the 3,000 year old Hittite capital

The latest stage of my 'Great Hittite Trail' research tour across northern Turkey and Georgia. In this part I venture across the ruins of Hattusa, the ancient Hittite capital. What a place! I'm not sure the video or any of my pics do it justice to be honest - parts of it are nearly vertical! Here's ...
by Gordopolis
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Terror from the north - the Kaskans!
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Views: 979

Terror from the north - the Kaskans!

Here's a short article I've written about one of the long running rivalries of Bronze Age Anatolia - the Kaskans and the Hittites. Hope you like, thoughts and questions welcome: The Hittite Empire dominated Bronze Age Anatolia for over five centuries. If a neighbouring kingdom attacked, the Hittites...
by Gordopolis
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Who were the Hittites?
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: Who were the Hittites?

Oh, the Hittites have never been forgotten, misplaced maybe, but never forgotten! See pages 36 - 38 of Asterix and the Black Gold for evidence of that! Haha - haven't read that since I was a kid. Will have to revisit :) Seriously though, while the neo-Hittites of the biblical era were never forgott...
by Gordopolis
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Who were the Hittites?
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Who were the Hittites?

The Hittites: a civilization almost forgotten by history. So who were they?
Find out here! http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblo ... hehittites
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by Gordopolis
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Dogs of War
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Views: 8058

The Dogs of War

'Cry "Havoc!", and let slip...' http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/thedogsofwar A look at the use of Molossian hounds in the Roman army. https://sites.google.com/a/gordondoherty.co.uk/gordon-doherty---writer/_/rsrc/1534435756743/writeblog/thedogsofwar/CloseUp.jpg?height=320&width...
by Gordopolis
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Writing Historical Fiction set in Late Antiquity
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Views: 3401

Writing Historical Fiction set in Late Antiquity

A Q&A re writing historical fiction set in Late Antiquity:

https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/20 ... bloodroad/

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by Gordopolis
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Gothic War 376-382 AD
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Re: The Gothic War 376-382 AD

A third blog on the topic, looking at the challenge of piecing together what happened when the history is fragmented at best: A Gap in History - picking up the pieces after the chronicles of Ammianus Marcellinus https://historytheinterestingbits.com/2018/07/31/guest-post-a-gap-in-history-by-gordon-d...
by Gordopolis
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Gothic War 376-382 AD
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Re: The Gothic War 376-382 AD

And a related article, examining the end of the Gothic War and the 'peace deal' that sowed the seeds of Europe's turbulent future! http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/acrimsonpeace http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/_/rsrc/1531992066242/writeblog/acrimsonpeace/CrimsonFields.jpg?height=224&width...
by Gordopolis
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Gothic War 376-382 AD
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

The Gothic War 376-382 AD

A short outline of events after the Goths' entry into the ERE in 376 AD: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/timelineofthegothicwar Some say this struggle was the catalyst for the Western Empire's fall. There is a plausible chain reaction theory to back that up (autonomous Goths living in empir...
by Gordopolis
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire
Replies: 0
Views: 4210

The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire

I set out to write the Legionary series to indulge in Late Antiquity. It's been an incredible journey and I often refer to writing about the people and places of those times as a 'time machine' of sorts. And so I thought it was about time I turned the spotlight on the famous old legion at the heart ...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople
Replies: 0
Views: 3661

The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople

A final post on my visit to Turkey earlier in the year. This time I explored the ancient Roman city of Adrianople (modern Edirne) - history, pics & thoughts here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/theancientcityofadrianople´╗┐ http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/_/rsrc/1447929216338/writeblog/th...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?
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Views: 3471

The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTmtG-gWcAEKQqr.jpg Vegetius, the late Roman writer, claims that the late Roman legionary did not wear armour in battle. A striking claim, and a much debated one. Grab a coffee and have a read of my take on it, here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/thelateromanl...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Byzantine Constantinople
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

Byzantine Constantinople

Earlier in the year, I spent a pleasant fortnight in Istanbul. My mission: to seek out the Byzantine ruins (and there were many, tucked away in narrow alleys or hidden underground). I visited the palace region, the land walls, the Galata region (the Military museum north of the city is a must) and t...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Searching for the Battle of Adrianople
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Views: 3398

Searching for the Battle of Adrianople

Back in February I spent a few weeks in northwestern Turkey, exploring the 'Thracian' countryside in search of the lost site of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD):
http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblo ... adrianople

History, pics and theories - hope you enjoy :)

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