Did the ancient Greeks sail to Canada?

Scientists claim the civilisation travelled to Newfoundland and set up colonies to mine gold in the 1st Century nearly a millennium before the Vikings Hellenistic Greeks may have regularly visited Newfoundland, researchers claim This idea is based on close examination of the work of Greek biographer Plutarch These settlers may have travelled for the sake …

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Map Shows The Homeland Of ‘Most’ Of The Characters In Homer’s Iliad

POSTED BY: DATTATREYA MANDAL FEBRUARY 22, 2017 If we consider the historical side of affairs, the Trojan War (or at least its approximate military scope) described by Homer’s Iliad possibly harks back to the period corresponding to 13th-12th century BC. And while our modern day notions associate Greece as a singular entity, historically the small region and its proximate …

Pylos Excavations Make Greek Archaeologists Rethink Mycenean Era

He noted that digs at Iklaina have revealed one of the capitals of the Mycenean kingdom of Pylos but the finds have radically changed what archaeologists believed until that time. “Cyclopean architecture, developed urban structures (paved roads and plazas, water supply systems, central sewage), linear B signs, exceptionally aesthetic murals. On the basis of what …

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

David Rafael Moulis   •  08/16/2017 One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. The Hebrew Bible provides us with this image: “He removed the high places, broke down the pillars, and cut down the sacred pole (asherah). He broke …

10 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Thermopylae

POSTED BY: DATTATREYA MANDAL JANUARY 23, 2017 Popular culture has been kind to the historical episode of the Battle of Thermopylae, but with romanticized anecdotes intertwined between the actual events that took place before and during the particular military encounter. One apt example would pertain to King Leonidas I himself, who was probably closer to the age …

The End of Empire

I found this article very interesting and essential. Among others it gives insight and clear view in American and world problems, as the rise and fall of empires are realities.... The brutality abroad is matched by a growing brutality at home. by Chris Hedges  The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is …

The Shema‘ Yisrael

The Shema‘ Yisrael from Deuteronomy 6:4 (“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one”) is Judaism’s holiest confession. Today, we understand the passage as a monotheistic declaration. However, in the Second Temple period, the Shema‘ Yisrael text in Deuteronomy would have been read “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.” The Shema‘ Yisrael was originally …