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Caucasus


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Alternate Name
Caucasia
Place Type
geographic
Description
Area between the Black & Caspian Seas, surrounding the Caucasus mountains; takes its name from the Caucasus tribes that settled here; was home to Milesian Greeks, subsequently was invaded numerous times; legendary site of Jason's quest for Golden Fleece; the Caucasus mountains have traditionally been the boundary separating Europe from Asia; however, the area is more subject to Asian influence and so is more often grouped with Asia in modern scholarship.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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