Archive for October 1, 2008


The Snake Stone Quiz has been won after an entry was drawn by Mrs Crime Scrapsfrom the correct entries. The book will be making its way back across the Atlantic to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The answer of course was that the link between Paris, San Stefano, Sevres and Lausanne was:
All four are linked to peace treaties which involved  Turkey (or the  Ottoman Empire)

1856 Treaty of Paris,which ended the Crimean War
1878 Treaty of San Stefano between Russia and the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Russo-Turkish War
1920 Treaty of Sèvres between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Great War
1923 Treaty of Lausanne which set the borders of modern Turkey after the rejection of Sevres by Kemal Attaturk