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Η Ναυμαχία της Ναυπάκτου αναβιώνει στο Δήμο Ναυπακτίας

Η Ναυμαχία της Ναυπάκτου αναβιώνει στο Δήμο Ναυπακτίας | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Με σειρά 'μαχών' από τις 6 έως τις 14 Οκτωβρίου εορτάζεται η 441η επέτειος της Ναυμαχίας της Ναυπάκτου υπό την οργάνωση του Δήμου Ναυπακτίας.

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Olympia:The Birthplace of the Olympic Games | Across Greece

Olympia:The Birthplace of the Olympic Games | Across Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD ( after exactly 1170 years ) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism.

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Innovation in Classical Greece

Innovation in Classical Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
New media, new technology, new politics, new products and services, new fashions and designs, new, new, new. It seems as if the world is devoted to innovation and novelty.

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A small paragraph on how Classical Greece was ahead of its time and how influential it was.

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Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos

Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

According to legend, Alexander the Great first came across the sugar cane from India and his generals bought it back with them but it was not cultivated for use at the time. It is said that Nearchus, one of Alexander's admirals, reached for the cane and tasted it and exclaimed, "India has canes that make sugar without bees".
Alexander's triumphant progress was halted on the banks of the Indus River by the refusal of his troops to go further east. They saw people in the Indian subcontinent growing sugar and making granulated "salt like powder", locally called "Sarkara" (ζάκχαρι). On their return the Macedonian soldiers carried the "honey bearing reeds" home with them. Sugar remained an unknown crop in Europe for over a millennium. Eventually it came as a cultivated product by Christopher Columbus. Venice at the height of its financial power was the chief sugar-distributing centre of Europe, sugar was a rare commodity, and traders of sugar became very wealthy.

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Ritterhellas: 3rd Medieval weekend

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Welcome to the Re-enactment group "Ritterhellas". Α historical-revival association, which was created on the basis of participation and organisation of cultural events reffering to the most important moments of the medieval history from the Crusades to the era of the Knights of Renaissance Europe. The team does re-enactments in authentic locations and castles where the brother knights of Templar, Hospitaller and Teutonic Orders where active and wrote their great history. In the team also becomes historical study of medieval years and practice in medieval martial arts. It would be our honor and out most pleasure to travel with us throughout time and re-enact the historical events, which marked the ancient castles and strongholds of our country.

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