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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, Greek Mythology

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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Athens, Ancient Greek History, Visiting Athens

The Excavation Site Under the New Acropolis Museum

The remains of streets, houses, bath houses, public latrines and workshops have been painstakingly brought to light.

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Ancient Greek Art, Romantic Greece, Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greek Wedding

Imagine it…you are invited to a wedding and the ceremony and festivities last three days and nights! There is plenty of food, drink, song and dance and revelry.  How could you resist?

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Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Ancient Greek History, Modern Greek History, Athens

The Athens University History Museum

Situated at the foot of Acropolis on 5 Tholou Street, the building that houses the Athens University History Museum has had a long and varied history with origins dating back to before the 18th century.

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Visiting Greece, Vacations in Greece, Greece, Ancient Greek History

Herakleidon Museum

”Eureka”, the Exhibition of the Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks is divided between two neoclassical buildings located in Thission.

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Ancient Greek History, Vacations in Greece, Greece, Visiting Greece

Permanent Exhibition: Man & Tools

In 2008, the Museum of Greek Folk Art created a new annex at 22 Panos Street in Plaka, to house over 300 tools and products of traditional labor, part of a collection of around 1000 objects donated to the Museum by the Society for Ethnographic Studies.

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Peloponnese, Visiting Greece, Greece, Ancient Greek History, Athens, Visiting Athens

Battle of Castella

Would you ever imagine a fashionable neighborhood in central Piraeus, currently full of narrow streets and picturesque houses being the epicenter of an ancient battle that helped restore the Athenian democracy as we know it?

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Visiting Greece, Greece, Ancient Greek History, Athens

Battle of Pylos

The battle of Pylos (425 BC) is highly reflective of the more aggressive strategy undertaken by Athens and its new leader, Cleon in terms of raiding on the coast of Peloponnese during the Peloponnesian War.

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