A book launched at Masaryk University Czechia


Christening of Ivan Mrázek's publication "Precious Stones of Anatolia, Dodecanese and Cyprus in Antiquity", which took place on Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. in Sir Roger Scruton's meeting room, 2nd floor, Komenského nám. 2, Brno.

Ivan Mrázek's new book is a free continuation (2nd volume) of the successful book Precious Stones of Ancient Civilizations, which included only the "main" civilizations of the world. The civilizations and cultures of Anatolia, the Dodecanese and Cyprus are no less remarkable. Representing the "bridge" between East and West, the territory has always been a lively crossroads of long-distance land and sea trade routes, a confluence of civilizational currents that brought new cultural and technological stimuli that interacted and intermingled. Precious stones have been a highly sought-after, highly valued symbol of beauty, rarity, wealth and power since time immemorial. Through them, we will get a glimpse into the exposed area, which played an important role in the history of mankind.