Patrocles’ Caspian Exploration Fraud

The Hellenistic Greek geographer, government official, and military officer Patrocles conducted two voyages of exploration in the Caspian Sea. His account of what he saw had a major influence on European geographers into the Middle Ages. The only problem is that most of the important stuff he reported was flat-out wrong. How he got to […]

Wild Adventures Mapping the Khorasan Border

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Cyrus the Great

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David Alroy, the Wizard-Messiah

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The Wonders of Sir John Mandeville (Asia)

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Folkloric Villains

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