A team of international archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg has begun to explore an ancient city of Classical Greece, 2,500 years old, called Vlochós, which until now had gone unnoticed because it was thought to be an unimportant enclave of the ancient world. However, the discovery of new vestiges may change the concept of this area. The explored site is an ancient city virtually unknown 300 kilometers north of Athens, located around and on the hill Strongilovoúni, which is part of the great plains of Thessaly. The vestiges found belong to several historical periods.
Greek ancient song, and images from Greece. Dear Vardarskans: Why did ancient Macedonians speak Greek? Why did they believe in the 12 gods of Olympus? Why when Alexander the Great conquered half of Asia the official language there became Greek? Why his generals had Greek names? Why did he avoid attacking Greek territories? Why did […]
In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we’re glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300. Resources: The […]
The Ancient Sites in Mainland Greece, where the history of the Western Civilization began … Main sites in the video: Delphi (0:01), Olympia (1:40), Mycenae (3:10), Tiryns (4:12), Epidaurus (4:44), Acrocorinth (5:24), Corinth (6:25), Athens (7:11). Couple of views from interesting nearby locations that do not belong to the ancient history: Galaxidi (1:36), Nafplio from […]