The Importance of the Greek Alphabet

The Greek language and Greek script is not only the oldest in the world and Europe, as evidenced by their written monuments, but also the language and script of expression of the human spirit   the first   great moments of creation. The Greek alphabet is of paramount importance to world culture and writing, because it was used to record the most cultured and philosophical thought of the ancient world, which guides us today, It is the base not only the new Greek script, but a number of other writings, such writings  in Latin characters (English, Italian, French, German, etc.), the Slavic

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

With the holiday travel season upon us, you have to be careful about advertising your away on vacation. Some simple steps can help to ensure your home will be the way you left when you arrive back from your travels.     Inform a good friend and trusted neighbor of your travel plans and ask them to watch your home while you are away. Have this neighbor also collect your mail and newspapers to reduce the exterior signs you are away.     Be cautious with a “vacation away message” on your home answering machine or voicemail. Incoming wrong numbers and advertising

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

1.    The Great Pyramid The giant pyramid is the oldest of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one that survives up to this date. It was the tallest structure on earth and it was retained like this for its first 4,000 years. Royal tomb The Great Pyramid was built to become the grave of “Khufu”. He was one of the pharaohs, the kings of ancient Egypt. The tomb was completed around 2580 BC. He later built two more pyramids, one for his son and the other for his grandson and some smaller ones for their wives.

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Snorkeling in Greece

Snorkeling is a part of everyone’s bucket list and it is an experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Snorkeling shows the immense tranquility and beauty of the nature and is also a great relaxing activity. The experiencing of witnessing the topography of ocean bottom and various types of underwater life is untranslatable. Greece offers many serene natural water bodies, a diverse habitation of many kinds of flora and fauna and charming beaches. Greece has something to please every kind of traveler. In the past couple of years there has been an exponential growth in the

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Tips for travelling by train

Now-a-days people use different types of vehicles to move from one place to another but if you have never traveled by a train then it will be the most exhilarating experience you can ever have. The most important thing is to understand and follow some safety rules before planning a travel by train. It is always better to know some tips for traveling by train so that your trip can be safe, enjoyable and nothing unfortunate should happen. This includes emotional, mental, and health tips. Here are some of the sensible precautions you must know. As the train is much

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Sea Turtles in Greece (Caretta Caretta)

Evolution and adaptation The records of fossils suggest that sea turtles caretta caretta are contemporaries of the dinosaurs. Although dinosaurs disappeared, turtles continue to survive until today. Those ancient turtles lived in marshes. Later some of them began to live on land while others spent most of their lives in water. Throughout the evolutionary process sea turtles have retained the following features: •    Like all reptiles they are coldblooded, which means that they use the heat of the environment as the main source of maintaining body heat. •    Resemble primitive amphibians and birds that have a single small bone in

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Ancient Greek books and manuscripts

Taking a walk down memory lane, we see that there are many stories which are available with the creation of the earth. There are people who have said many things about the beginning of the world. There are also ancient stories which come as to how things were started and how the world was before and even about God’s who came to earth. When it comes to history, myth and ancient stories, Greece takes a special place. They also mention that this place is filled with historic monuments, historic ruins and many more. Going to Greece for a vacation is

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The myth of Centaurs

Centaurs, according to Greek legend, were a race of creatures who were half man and half horse. They lived on the plains of Thessaly in central Greece and were well known for their lawlessness and riotous temperament. They were also known as hippocentaur. According to the old paintings and graffitis it has been found that they had the hint of a house and the torso of a human. These mythical creatures were said that they were born to Nephele and Ixion. Another legend is that a certain person had mated with the Magnesian mares thus resulting in the birth of

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A brief summary of the Classical Greek civilization

 The Classical Period of the Greece which was from the 6th to 4th centuries is the most eminent and popular era of Greek history. During the peak of this classical period (around 5th century BC), was the time when the foundations and bases of western civilization were laid in Athens. This state became the most powerful naval force of Greece and establishedits reach in all purviewsof culture, including drama, philosophy, rhetorics, music and to new concept of democracy. Immediately after the victory over the Persians, the winning residents of the city of Athens had the task to rebuild their devastated

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Ancient Greek clothing

The common clothes of the ancient Greeks were the chiton, the peplos, the himation and the chlamys. It’s wrong to believe that the ancient people were wearing only white clothes. Clothes existed in several colors and sometimes the colors and the style were indicating the social and the financial status of the person who wore them. The clothes of the ancient Greeks were easily sewed. Of course, the fashion and the habits changed depend on the historic periods and the local areas. For example, there was the Doric attire which was quite simple and the Ionic attire which had a

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