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    The word ‘Agora’ in ancient Greek means ‘market’ but the agora in a city-state or polis was much more than just a commercial hub, it was also the socio...

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  • Ancient Olympia: Site Of The Sacred Hieros Gamos

    Long before the Greek Olympic Games became the dominion of a male god, ancient symbolism was embedded in the Hieros Gamos (Sacred Marriage ceremony) practiced at Olympia,...

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  • A Word On Polyglots Of The Ancient World

    The most well-known tale of how different languages came to be, at least in areas where Judaism and Christianity are prevalent, is recorded in the Bible, in Genesis&...

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  • Magnificent Greek Orthodox Monasteries of Meteora, Suspended Between Heaven and Earth

    Towering over the Thessalian Plain in Central Greece, is a majestic rock formation, called Meteora, meaning ‘elevated’ or ‘hanging from heaven’, where Easte...

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  • The Skuldelev Ships At Viking Roskilde, Legendary City Of King Hrothgar Of Denmark

    The Danish island of Zealand is home to the city of Roskilde, the capital of Denmark from the 11th century until 1443. Roskilde was at the heart of numerous Viking land and trading...

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