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A handy resource for identifying Greek vases and their uses

An exceptional discovery at Thorikos, Greece

Archaeologists have just discovered an inextricable network of galleries, shafts and chambers. Continue reading “An exceptional discovery at Thorikos, Greece”

537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed

27 December

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. Continue reading “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed”

Recreating an ancient gem

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The Battle of Salamis 480 BC

The battle of Salamis occurred in September 480 BC, some argue it was on the 22nd others say the 29th, Continue reading “The Battle of Salamis 480 BC”

480 BC The Battle of Salamis

22 September – On this day

Themistocles defeated the navy of Xerxes, using a ruse to force the engagement that was not universally desired by his Greek allies. Continue reading “480 BC The Battle of Salamis”

19 BC Virgil Dies

21 September – On this day

Publius Vergilius Maro, better known as Virgil died in Brundisium harbour Continue reading “19 BC Virgil Dies”

490 BC – The Battle of Marathon

12 September – On this day

The battle of Marathon took place during the first Persian invasion in 490 BC. Continue reading “490 BC – The Battle of Marathon”

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A new feature article, What equipment was needed to be a Hoplite  in classical Greece?, is available under the features tab.

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