The Minoan civilization on Crete

The Minoan civilization was basically named after the name of a King Minos who ruled on Crete for a long period of time. This era is known as the Bronze Age and is divided into three parts. The Minoan civilization originated from the Stone Age and passing through the evolutionary process for an extended period of time entered the Bronze Age. They used to import and use certain metals like bronze. The other evolutionary steps involved the formation of hieroglyphic writing, and the building of unique palaces in Knossos. They also worked on carving of ivory along with working in

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Byzantine church architecture: Influences of culture

Byzantine Empire or the eastern Roman Empire was created to adjust administration control on the kingdom. At the same time there were some remains of the Arabic civilization in all aspects of like. Slowly very slowly the Roman culture and civilization started getting influenced by the remains of another great civilization. To go through the Byzantine church styles it is found that the architecture of the early churches were purely leveraged on Roman architecture and as time progressed they changed to bring  in more Arabic or Islamic architecture styles in it. There are many places today where the churches are

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Ancient Greek Art – Types of Ancient Greek Jewelry

The history of ancient Greece is very much influenced by the beauty of women. Women of Greece used to specially take care of themselves by wearing luxurious cotton, flax, and wool woven clothes along with jewelry made of gold bronze and gem stones. They used to take special care of their skin by using olive oil to be massaged on their bodies and used to take a bath from goat milk. Many ancient women wanted to have the title of the Greek beauty goddess. From those early times till today ancient Greek jewelry is very much common and liked among

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Ancient Greek Art – Ancient Greek Statues

A visit to Greece would never be complete if you do not take the time to explore the numerous exquisite remnants of the Old World. Certainly, Ancient Greek statues are one of the finest and best preserved examples of Greece from the olden days. Even better, taking the time to visit these beautiful and majestic sculptures will also present you with an opportunity to conduct a unique, enlightening, and fun tour of the Greek islands. A Brief Introduction to Ancient Greek Statues : The sculpture is one of the most essential components of Ancient Greek art. Their subjects have to

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Ancient Greek helmet types

There are many different Ancient Greek helmets that were used by different Greek kingdoms and cities.  The helmets are some of the most recognized in historic war machines. However, the term Greek helmet is broad.  This is mainly because Greek culture is not symbolized mainly by one particular set of helmet. Some of the helmets include Spartan helmet, Corinthian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets, attic helmets, Cretan helmets, Phrygian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets and Illyrian helmets as well as the hat like helmet.  There are many designs that you will find in Greek stores however they are similar in one way or the

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Pericles – a famous Athenian politic

Pericles was born in 495BC or according to others historians in 490BC in the municipality of Cholargus. His father was Ksanthippos, a rich Athenian who came from the priestly Vouzigos lineage. Also, Ksanthippos was one of the brave leaders of the Athenians during the Mycale’s battle in 479 BC against the Persians. Pericles’ mother was Agaristi, the niece of Clisthenes, founder of the Athenian Democracy. As happens with every great man, the born of Pericles is accompanied by a myth. It says that his mother, Agaristi, before to born him, saw a dream in which instead of child she born

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How the ancient Spartans lived

Spartans were living in the Greek city of Sparta which was located at the banks of the river Eurotas at the peninsula southwest of Athens in Peloponnese. It was famous as the military city. It is believed to be founded by the offspring of Taygete and Zeus, called Lacedaemon who got married to the daughter of Eurotas named Sparta. Sparta didn’t create art, philosophy or literature but its citizens were famous for their braveness and because they kept the Greek values alive. The government system was formed by Lycurgus since the late 9th century BC and was mainly oligarchic. The

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Alexander the Great

Many documentaries, historic books, articles, history scientists and others have concerned their selves to learn about Alexander the Great. Doubtless is one of the greatest marshals of the global history and surely a very controversial personality. He was born in 356BC in Pella of Macedonia in Northern Greece and he was the son of the King Philipp II and Olympias. Alexander became king at the age of 20. Many writers present him as a warlike and bloodthirsty commander, others as the man who civilized the barbarians or as the first ecumenist in the human history. At the age of 30,

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Ancient Greece – The Hellenestic Times

 The Hellenistic civilization existed during the period from from 232 BC to 146BC. It represents the zenith of Greek influence and it was preceded by the classical Hellenic period and was followed by the Roman rule. The Hellenistic civilization was spread as a result of the conquest of Alexander the Great. Hellenistic kingdoms were established throughout Asia and Africa. The conquest of these lands resulted in the spreading of Greek culture and languages. Hellenistic civilization represents a fusion of ancient Greece along with that of the middle east, Asia and near east. The Hellenistic times were characterized by the New

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The Archidamian War

What was the Archidamian War? It was the first part of the Peloponnesian War (431-404), the enormous clash between Athens and Sparta, which is named after the Spartan king Archidamus II. However, the war started in 431 and ended in 421 of which resulting an Athenian victory and a Spartan defeat. Nevertheless, Athenian political mistakes, Spartan inflexibility, and a shattering Athenian endeavour to triumph over the island of Sicily were amply adequate to alter the balance of power, so that Sparta might get a second opportunity: the Decelean or Ionian War. In the Greek balance of power, the Archidamian War

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