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Why was Colossus of Rhodes erected, how long did it stand, and why did its builder commit suicide?

The sculptor Chares could well have remained an unknown student of the great Lysippos if he had not become the…

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How did the hundred years’ war end and why did war in Europe last over 300 years

What has a beginning will inevitably come to an end. As tragic as they may seem, wars have a crucial…

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Atlantis history and what happened to the lost city

Atlantis, the mythological island that disappeared in a single day, is well-known. Who was the first to find out about…

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Were the Amazons real or what does an Amazon woman look like?

Homer and Herodotus tell us of a clan of Amazons, female warriors who once dwelt on the Black Sea’s coasts…

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Interesting facts about Ancient Sparta

Ancient Sparta became famous all over the world thanks to the courage of its inhabitants. For centuries this city was…

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Global

The cutest police car in the world has a top speed of 45 km/h

Agents on the Greek island of Chalki are going to catch crooks with a police car that is only 8…

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Arkadiko bridge: the oldest bridge in the world

The Arkadiko Bridge, along the contemporary route from Tirynthos to Epidavros in the Peloponnese, Greece, is the world’s oldest bridge…

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What is the most important legacy of ancient Greece (Hellenes)

What was ancient Greece’s legacy? By creating new technologies and building new governance systems such as democracy, architecture, athletics, art,…

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Why do Spartan women shave their heads? Duties and privileges of the women in ancient Greece

Sparta is commonly portrayed as an ancient Greek city full of fearless and strong warriors. However, little is known about…

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Valley of the Butterflies on the island of Rhodes

The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique nature reserve located in Rhodes, about 27 km from the capital. This…

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Dwarf planet: 10 interesting facts about Pluto

After its discovery in 1930 by the American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, the planet Pluto became the subject of heated debate…

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Why the Druids were thought to be forest wizards and why the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar wiped them off the face of the earth

Modern society imagines the Druids as fairy-tale wizards, but this is just a myth. These people lived in the British…

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