Archaeologists are jumping up and down with excitement after discovering evidence of Conan the Barbarian's tribe in Turkey.
A Roman Turkey villa and some mosaic tiles found in the northwestern province of Balikesir sparked the boffins' interest when it was discovered that the pieces were linked to the Cimmerian tribe, from which Conan hailed.
"Conan, of course, is a fictional character, but his story and the history of Antandros have overlapped in an entertaining way once the name Cimmeria was mentioned," he said.
Polat believes the Cimmerians resided in Antandros for around 100 years. "Cimmerians originally lived in the north of the Caucasus when they were forced to relocate by the encroaching Scythians in the eighth century B.C. Some Cimmerians reached Anatolia by traveling around the Black Sea."
A nomadic tribe, the Cimmerians lived off plundering other groups. Which sounds like Conan to a T.