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According to ancient myths the delta east of Samsun was the land of the Amazons. The geographer Strabo (64 BC-21 AD) describes the Amazons as a people of female warriors. In order to shoot easily with bow and arrow they had one of their breast removed. Amazon is derived from the old Greek and means 'without breasts'. The Amazons used men from neighbouring peoples to reproduce themselves and male children were sent to neighbouring peoples. The myths situate the period of the Amazons about 1200 BC.

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