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 …

Alexander in the East

    Alexander the Great never reached his goal of conquering all the inhabited earth. This was simply beyond his army’s endurance. But he did get as far east as ancient Bactria, in modern Afghanistan. More than two thousand years later, archaeologists have begun to recover evidence of Greek settlers Alexander left behind at a …

5 Ancient Greek Civilization ‘Firsts’ That Were Not

The Greek AlphabetNew research suggests the Greeks borrowed their system known as alphabetic numerals from the Egyptians, and did not develop it themselves as was long believed, the BBCreports.Greek alphabetic numerals were favored by the mathematician and physicist Archimedes, the scientific philosopher Aristotle and the mathematician Euclid, among others.A 2003 analysis by Stephen Chrisomalis, Ph.D., …