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Ancient Greek History

The story of Leonidas and the legendary Battle of the 300 at Thermopylae

Most people who have watched Zack Snyder’s famous 2007 fantasy historical film “300”, might think they know the ancient Greek story of Leonidas and the battle of Thermopylae, but the historic facts are quite different to what was portrayed in the fantasy film.

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Ancient Greek History

5+1 incredible inventions and discoveries of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was one of the oldest civilizations that set the foundations for the development of the Western civilization. Their findings in the area of astronomy, geography and mathematics, pioneered the age of science. Here is a list of the top 10 inventions and discoveries of ancient Greece that are remarkably used until this very day.

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Ancient Greek History, Athens

Why and when Athens got its name?

Many years ago, during a Rockwave live concert by the sea, on the south shore of Athens, rock band Garbage came up on stage for their first time in Greece. Their lead singer saluted the crowd and yelled out “Athena… born out of a man’s headache? I love this city!”.

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Ancient Greek History, Modern Greek History, Visiting Athens

The best museums of Athens

You can come to Athens and not spend a single hour indoors. But these are the top 5 reasons you should not

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Greece, Aegina, Ancient Greek History

Aegina Aphaia: Building the finest Archaic Greek Temple

The stone blocks of Aphaias may seem rather unattractive, even rather uninteresting, at first glance. In fact, they are of great importance and reveal some of the major aspects of the process of building the ancient Greek temples.

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Ancient Greek History

The Trojan War

April 24: On this day in 1184 BC, Troy, fell according to traditionally accepted historical occurrences. The widely known war was fought due to Prince Paris of Troy kidnapping King Menelaus’ bride, Helen, universally believed to be the most beautiful woman on earth.

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Ancient Greek History

The 12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

In the ancient Greek world, twelve gods and goddesses formed the most significant part of an impressive family tree which resided on Mount Olympus.

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