Greece - Olympia

by Kimp 9. April 2018 06:22
The ancient Olympic Games, occurred every 4 years for over 1,200 years at the ancient complex in Olympia Greece. The only recorded competition during the first 13 Olympiad's, was a single foot race of 192m(640 ft or 1/8 mile). The winner of the first recorded race, was Koroibos, who was a cook by profession. Ancient Olympia, was also a sacred religious grounds, dedicated to the Olympian Gods, where thousands would make the pilgrimage to partake in its yearly religious festival. In 393 AD, the Christian emperor Theodosius I, forbade the celebration of pagan cults, which included the Olympic Games. In 426 A.D., Theodosius II ordered the Olympia complex destroyed. Earthquakes in 522 and 551 further devastated the ruins. Around 600 A.D., Olympia was covered by up to 24 ft (8 m) of sediment by a Tsunami that occurred in the Mediterranean. It was lost until 1776 when Englishman Richard Chandler, in search of antiquity items discovered it. In 1874, the Greek state signed an agreement with Germany for an archaeological exploration of the Olympia site. The German Archeological Society started excavation and have been working on it ever since. [More]

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Greece - Santorini

by Kimp 7. October 2012 04:24
Santorini was the scene of the second most explosive and longest volcanic eruption since humans have inhabited Earth. [More]

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Greece - Patmos

by Kimp 6. October 2012 03:56
St John was hiding in a cave on Patmos Island to escape the Romans who were looking for him, when he wrote the book of Revelations, which is in the new testament. [More]

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Greece - Mykonos

by Kimp 5. October 2012 03:07
Photo Blog Mykonos is one of the smallest Islands (10 mi x 7 mi) in the Aegean Sea, near Greece. It's one of the most popular Greek Islands because of its night life, its restaurants, its beautiful harbor, beautiful beach, and Cycladic art shops. However being popular has a drawback, it's very expe... [More]

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Greece - Art and Culture

by Kimp 26. November 2011 05:00
Ancient Greek art spans from about 7000 B.C. up to around 100 BC. [More]

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Greece - Countryside

by Kimp 25. November 2011 04:51
There isn't a single navigable river in Greece. [More]

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Greece - Mycene

by Kimp 25. November 2011 04:42
Mycenae was once a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece. Its ruler, Agamemnon, was considered one of the greatest of them all. [More]

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Greece - Athens

by Kimp 24. November 2011 03:26
Athens is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, political science, Western literature, historiography, major mathematical principles, and Western theories of tragedy and comedy. [More]

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Greece - Athens Agora

by Kimp 24. November 2011 02:58
Created in the 6th century BC, the Agora was the heart of ancient Athens.
The political, entertainment, religious and shopping center of Athens. [More]

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Greece - Athens Acropolis

by Kimp 24. November 2011 02:43
Acropolis means "City at the Extreme" which is always on high ground over looking the city.
Around 7,000 B.C. this was a natural fortress for the people of Athens. [More]

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