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Not Until Her Brothers Are Avenged

This week we are going to start our look into the life of one of the greatest heroes in mythology: the mighty Heracles (or Hercules, to the Romans). 712 more words

Greek/Roman Mythology

King of Macedon

Justin’s Alexander
Book XI Chapters 1-5
Part One
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According to Charles Russell Stone in From Tyrant to Philosopher-King, Justin’s… 1,115 more words

Athens

Greece 7: Lunch between sites.

Having finished exploring the remains of ancient Messene we repaired to a guard post on the old walls. These walls, a circuit of nine kilometres, were built by Epaminondas of Thebes after he had liberated the Messenians from four centuries of Spartan rule as an insurance policy should the Spartans try to recapture Messenia. 21 more words

Photography

The Advanced Nilometer

It was in the reign of the Pharaoh Sobekhotep that measurement of the annual inundation of the Nile became a matter of argument and strife. 2,503 more words

Inventions

A Map of the Mycenaean Empire (ca. 1600-1200 BCE) with Mycenaean Settlements Named in Linear B, Latinized Linear B & English

A Map of the Mycenaean Empire (ca. 1600-1200 BCE) with Mycenaean Settlements Named in Linear B, Latinized Linear B & English (Click to ENLARGE):

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Linear B

South Asasif Conservation Project

  • Conservation project in the South Asasif necropolis in Thebes
  • Partners: South Asasif Conservation Trust, ASA Restoration Project, Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities, and others?
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Projects

From Myth Into History


The Omphalos, centre of mythic Greece.
If there’s a place in Greece that stands on the border between myth and history, it’s Delphi. Its origins are lost in legend and folktale, but the fact of its influence and wealth can be seen in the incredible physical remains of the place. 595 more words

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