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Map - Georgian States Colchis and Iberia, 600 - 150 B.C.124 viewsMap - Georgian States Colchis and Iberia, 600 - 150 B.C.

Kolchis (Colchis) was an ancient kingdom and region on the coast of the Black Sea, centered in present-day western Georgia. The original Middle Bronze Age inhabitants were probably the ancestors of the present Swan, Mingrelian and Laz people. It was described as a land rich with gold, iron, timber and honey that exported its resources mostly to Greece. The Greeks invaded Kolchis in the 6th to the 5th centuries B.C. colonized and in 302 B.C. It became part of the newly founded Kingdom of Iberia. Kolchis was later divided into several principalities, until their annexation around 101 B.C. by Mithridates VI of Pontus. After that it was involved in wars with the Roman Empire. In 66 B.C. they were defeated by Pompey and became part of the Roman Empire. Christianity began in the 1st century AD. spread by Kolchis and in the 4th century it became the official religion. At that time it formed an important part of medieval Georgia, along with the Kingdom of Iberia.

In Greek mythology, Kolchis was the location of the Golden Fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts. The myth may have originated from the ancient local practice of using moss to separate gold dust from river bed mud.

Christianity began in the 1st century AD. spread by Kolchis and in the 4th century it became the official religion. At that time it formed an important part of medieval Georgia, along with the Kingdom of Iberia.
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Map - Ancient Empires of the East1119 views
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Map - Ancient South West Asia883 views
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Map - Orbis veteribus Notus610 views
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Map - Ancient Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire And other Kingdoms938 views
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Map - Mycenaean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1450 BC 911 viewsThe period of Mycenean Greece ran from about 1600-1100 B.C. and ended with the Greek Dark Age. This is the period described in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. At the end of the Mycenean period, writing was abandoned.
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Map - Ancient Oriens - Caspian Area and Eastward - Media, Persis, Parthia, Bactria, etc.840 views
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Map - Macedonia, Thracia, Illyria, Moesia et Dacia681 views
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Map - 89 BC First Mithritadic War 1039 viewsA map of the Middle east, Greece and Asia minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic war, 89 BC. Bithynia, light red, is shown as a client kingdom of Rome, dark red. Pontus is shown in dark green.
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Map - Kingdoms of the Diadochi 200 BC899 viewsKingdoms of the Diadochi (Successors of Alexander the Great's Macedonian empire) at the beginning of the struggle with Rome about 200 BC.
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Map - Ancient India and Southeast Asia1264 views
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Map - Baktrian Kingdom911 views
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Map - The Fertile Crescent894 viewsThis map shows the location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, a region in the Middle East incorporating Ancient Egypt; the Levant; and Mesopotamia.
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Armenia, Commagene, Sophene, Osrhoene, parts of the Parthian and Roman Empires, 50 A.D.263 viewsArmenia, Commagene, Sophene, Osrhoene, and parts of the Parthian and Roman Empires, as they would have been in 50 CE.
   
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