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Macedonia and the dawn of the Hellenistic era (1/3)

A documentary about the significant role that the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia played in the spreading of the Greek (Hellenic) civilization in the anci...
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Greek Hellenistic Macedonian, Civilization

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Greek and Hellenistic Reproductions
Ancient Greece was a civilization lasting from the archaic period of the 8th century BC though the Classical age of 338 BC when the Macedonians conquered it with the Battle of Chaeronea.

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Cool website with a lot of sculptures and artwork

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Keerah Caldwell's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:10 PM

Ancient Greece is my all time favorite to study!

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Ancient Greece - The British Museum


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A lot of photos on ancient greece

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Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

Alexander the Great's success was built upon the successes of his father, Philip II of Macedon. Alexander inherited an already rich empire with powerful vass...
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This is how ancient Egyptians moved rocks for pyramids

This is how ancient Egyptians moved rocks for pyramids | Ancient Greek Art | Scoop.it
Long before the days of trucks and bulldozers, ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of heavy rocks they had to haul by hand. After getting slowed down in the desert terrain, they figured out a way to make transporting heavy stones a little...
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I know it is mainly about Egyptians but this might be how ancient greece moved their large stones

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The Minoans | Ancient Atlantis

The Minoans | Ancient Atlantis | Ancient Greek Art | Scoop.it
The Minoan civilization of Crete had been forgotten until it was rediscovered in the year 1900. Signs of Minoan culture go back at least 7000 years and evidence of agricultural work 9000 years, according to archaeologists.
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Article about minoan culture

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Greek god statue mystery: 2,000 year old bronze Apollo surfaces in Gaza

Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h Like something from a Greek myth, a rare 2000 year old bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo that had been lost...
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Ancient History

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Knossos - A priestess at the altar. (detail of the Hagia Triada sarcophagus) Heraklion Archeological Museum (photo by Dimitrios Harissiadis) (Knossos - A priestess at the altar.
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Great photos of some art and statues.

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"He has a wife you know" — fuckyeaarthistory: Snake Goddess from Knossos c....

"He has a wife you know" — fuckyeaarthistory: Snake Goddess from Knossos c.... | Ancient Greek Art | Scoop.it
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“ Snake Goddess from Knossos
c. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period)
Crete/Minoan Culture
Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete
The Snake Goddess is a Minoan goddess associated with...
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Some information on the Snake Goddess from Knossos

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Hellenistic Greece

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The Hellenistic Age lasted from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. until the rise of the Roman Empire in 31 B.C.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 4, 2013 2:56 PM

How did three cultures merge together?  What were the lasting accomplishments and achievements of this time?

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The Hellenistic world

During this time, Greek cultural influence and power was at its zenith in Europe and Asia, experiencing prosperity and progress in the arts, exploration, lit...
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“Fat” Gladiators: Modern Misconceptions Regarding the Dietary Practices of Swordsmen of the Ancient Roman Arena

“Fat” Gladiators: Modern Misconceptions Regarding the Dietary Practices of Swordsmen of the Ancient Roman Arena | Ancient Greek Art | Scoop.it
Article by David Black Mastro In the November/December ’08 issue of Archeology magazine, author Andrew Currey covered the recent findings by paleo-pathologist Karl Grossschmidt of Vienna, con...

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Cool article on gladiators

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Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art

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Elephants were initially employed in warfare by Indian and Persian armies. During the campaign of Alexander the Great the Graeco-Macedonian troops first encountered these fearsome creatures.

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Karima Sharifi's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:10 PM

This is quick little blurb about elephants in the ancient world and how these important animals were depicted in art. It's interesting because elephants are always talked about as being used in great wars (Hannibal and Alexander) but I never remember any depiction of them in art. 

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Back Screen Pass - A DM's Secrets: The Archaeology of Minoan ...

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The Archaeology of Minoan Crete. by Reynold Higgins. I bought this $2.25 hardcover at the St. Vincent's thrift store and this bad boy is a treasure trove. It could be shipped to you by the wizards at Amazon for around $5.50 ...
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Bet you never thought you could find ancient Greece in Italy - The Globe and Mail

Bet you never thought you could find ancient Greece in Italy - The Globe and Mail | Ancient Greek Art | Scoop.it
Bet you never thought you could find ancient Greece in Italy
The Globe and Mail
Overhearing us, our Neapolitan hotel proprietor politely interjected that it was Paestum, an ancient Greek city a few hours away.
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Article about how Greece had colonies across the ancient world

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Way Back Then..

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Goldknot ring from the Aigina treasure. Minoan, about 1850-1550 BC From Aigina, Aegean Sea (Goldknot ring from the Aigina treasure.
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Knossos - the Palace of Minos

Selected pictures from the Palace of Minos in Knossos, Crete, Greece. Try HD and Full Screen.
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Great examples of art from the Palace of Minos.

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