Ancient Greece Interest

Antikythera Mechanism

Although the mechanism and the shipwreck of the same name have been consistently in the news little new information has been added since 2015 when I last wrote about it. Now that has changed: Indiana Jones is on the hunt!

Originally, I wrote that there was an exciting future for more discovery: The Antikythera shipwreck, source of the antikythera mechanism, has been recently approved for a major five-year excavation project. The expedition will be led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and will be using new advanced technology. More details and photos HERE

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Here are some items from the internet that I found especially interesting:

Learn about ancient Greece for ages 12-18

The 11th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Meg had to become a Greek god?

After Hercules proves he’s a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can’t be with Hercules because she’s, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus–as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.

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China’s Buried Warriors Influenced by Ancient Greece

New research at the University of London unveils newly translated ancient Chinese records that tell of the inspiration and influences that led to the creation of the vast collection of terra-cotta warriors buried near Xi’an, China.  This is one of China’s greatest art treasures.

More here.

Read André Cesarino‘s answer to Was Odysseus’ idea of the Trojan Horse actually a good idea or was it just dumb luck that the Trojans fell for it? on Quora

Random Quotes:

from various sources (sometimes restated in modern terms). Refresh page for next quote.

The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate.

— Aristotle

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More in depth items of interest can be found under Recent Posts at the bottom of the page or look under Ancient Greek Interest in the Table of Contents.

Over the years I have written various articles related to ancient Greece–some more related than others. Here are links to them.

Ephesus is an ancient Greek city dating back to 10th century B.C. when it was built on the site of an even more ancient city in present day Turkey. Yet today the elaborate ruins are all ancient Roman; that combined with many other cultural sites in the vicinity make it well worth the journey.

Humor for Ancient Greeks: Humor is very cultural and changes with each generation. What did the ancient Greeks find funny?

Hedonism is Healthy Applying ancient Greek philosophy to modern life.

How Interconnected was the Ancient World? Un-documented cultural intercoarse

ToposText: Ancient Meets App Find, identify and relate to ancient sites using your smart phone while travelling.

Print Your Own Artifacts Education, home decor, What do You Think?

New Museum Under Water

Yes, on purpose! The Greece culture ministry have teamed with local officials at Evoikos Gulf to create an archaeological scuba park. This underwater museum will start with six sites off Evia and eventually plan to have at least 19 sites with 26 shipwrecks. Another great way to Surf ancient Greece

How a Mummy Helped This Egyptology Fan Become a Published Author

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