Is there any evidence in history to suggest that there was a Melanchro (dark-skinned) population in Colchis as claimed by Herodotus?

How old is Colchis?

Colchís, Kolkhís or Qulḫa which existed from the c. 13th to the 1st centuries BC, is regarded as an early ethnically Georgian polity; the name of the Colchians was used as the collective term for early Kartvelian tribes which populated the eastern coast of the Black Sea in Greco-Roman ethnography.

Where was Colchis?


Colchis, ancient region at the eastern end of the Black Sea south of the Caucasus, in the western part of modern Georgia. It consisted of the valley of the Phasis (modern Rioni) River.

Who is Herodotus in Egypt?

Herodotus (c. 485-430 B.C.) is the author of the first comprehensive history of Egypt. He is nicknamed the “Father of History” for his writings on various nations.

Who founded Colchis?

In the 7th-6th century BCE the Ionian city of Miletus possessed exceptional wealth and commercial enterprise. Miletus, the greatest trading city, organized the first Greek settlements in Colchis, daughters of the Ionian metropolis – Phasis (Poti), Dioscurias (Sokhumi) etc.

What happened to Colchis?

The geological structure of Colchis was highly unstable and the resultant seismic activity caused by the torpedoes’ detonations split the planet apart. Nothing now remains of Colchis and where it once existed is still a closely guarded secret by the Inquisition.

Is Herodotus a reliable source?

In the present day, Herodotus continues to be recognized as The Father of History and a reliable source of information on the ancient world by the majority of historians.

What did Herodotus say about the Egyptian people?

In the second example of the Egyptian’s ethnocentrism Herodotus said, “The Egyptians are unwilling to adopt Greek customs, or, to speak generally, those of any other country.” (p. 116) By giving these examples, Herodotus was demonstrating the Egyptian’s dignity. They were proud to be different and non-Greek.

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