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The Black Sea - Show #4

black seaOver the past several years, researchers have been studying the ancient and underwater shoreline of the Black Sea, upon realizing the area was a fertile valley and very much inhabited prior to the collapse of the Bosporus, once a natural dam. Survivors were scattered in all directions. 

Today, the archaeological museum at Varna displays a group of tombs, from which were retrieved over 3,000 gold objects dating back nearly 8,000 years.  The various communities that called this place home were quite advanced for living in an era we typically refer to as "the Stone Age".

Artefacts have linked Sinop to Black Sea sites north in Crimea and west in Bulgaria, as well as to Troy, the fable Aegean city that guarded the entrance to the Black Sea.

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