Sunday, 10 May 2009


The Black Sea was a busy waterway on the crossroads of the ancient world: the Balkans to the West, the Eurasian steppes to the north, Caucasus and Central Asia to the East, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia to the south, and Greece to the south-west. The oldest processed gold in the world, arguably left by Old Europeans, was found in Varna, and the Black Sea was supposedly sailed by the Argonauts. The land at the eastern end of the Black Sea, Colchis, (now Georgia), marked for the Greeks an edge of the known world. The steppes to the north of the Black Sea have been suggested as the original homeland (Urheimat) of the speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language, (PIE) the progenitor of the Indo-European language family, by some scholars (see Kurgan; others move the heartland further east towards the Caspian Sea, yet others to Anatolia). Numerous ancient ports line Black Sea's coasts, some older than the pyramids


Adrian LaRoque said...

Great set of the boat.

Mo said...

Great pictures

Vogon Poet said...

Great shots, Richard! Living in a sea city I shoot often boats of many types.
Yours photos are really amazing and you gave me the inspiration for something alike.

Lucy Corrander said...

Impressive and interesting pictures, Richard.


I.B Design-Photography said...

great industrial style shots. good work, keep it up!!