Battle Frieze from Ancient Black Sea Region

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 November 2017

This is a fragment of a frieze depicting a battle scene. It might perhaps depict a battle scene between ancient Greek warriors and the legendary Amazons. It comes from present-day Yubileynoye, which is located on Russia's Taman peninsula. It dates from the second half of the 4th century BCE and is made of limestone. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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