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Macedonian history: The Greek Religion of ancient Macedonians

Macedonian history: The Greek Religion of ancient Macedonians

Macedonian History: The Chryselephantine Shield from the Tomb II (Aigai/ Vergina) bearing the Greek Maiandros in Macedonia, Greece From the data at our disposal at present, we know that the Macedonians worshipped the twelve Olympian gods, both collectively and individually, and also Pluto, Persephone, Dionysos, Pan, Hestia, Heracles, Asklepios, Okeanos, Amphitrite, the Nereids, Thetys, Orpheus, the Diocouroi, Amphilochos, the Nymphs, the […]

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Faroe mint

It would be logical, as in any other Greek colonization movement to a new settlement in the doubles Pharos forges your money like cash parent city. But at the time of Pharos, Paros is minted its own money (the period from 480th to 357th year before Christ), and Faran could not forge their money […]

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Hellenistic Coins Discovered in Northern Syria

Hellenistic Coins Discovered in Northern Syria

A collection of Hellenistic coins dating back to the era of Alexander the Great were found near Najm Castle in the Manbej area in Aleppo governorate (northern Syria ). The coins were found by a local man as he was preparing his land for construction, uncovering a bronze box that contained around 250 coins. He promptly delivered the coins to […]

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Zeus’s Athletes: Sports in antiquity

Mendrisio Museum of Art, Canton Ticino, Switzerland September 12, 2009 - January 10, 2010 The Mendrisio Museum of Art presents a large exhibition dedicated to the art of the classical antiquity. Organized on the occasion of the World Cycling-Road Race Championship in Mendrisio, the theme of the exhibition is the figure of the athlete. Through 150 objects - from sculpture to […]

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Annual Chestnut Party begins in Eastern Macedonia.

The chestnut season is celebrated every October in many regions across Greece with special events organized to promote the chestnut’s nutritional value. In antiquity, the chestnut tree was regarded in Greece as the tree of Zeus. Mount Olympus, home of the gods of the ancient Greeks, was said to have had an abundance of chestnut trees producing this sweet, […]

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The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

* E Borza (1990) “In The Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon” pg. 80. “There was a PERSISTENT, WELL ATTESTED tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos-descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles-who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house.” pg. 84. […]

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Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the name Darron

Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the name Darron

By Miltiades Elia Bolaris June 26, 2009 Balkan Illusion - phantasia archaica: “Daron. This is a name for the ancient Macedonian god of healing. Its etymology is known, and it means “he that gives health.” This means that the name of this god contains the Macedonian noun “dar” (a gift). The names Darun, Dare, Dara and others are present […]

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Evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words in the other greek dialects and some conclusions on the unity of the Northern Greek Group and the inclusion of the Macedonians in it

Evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words in the other greek dialects and some conclusions on the unity of the Northern Greek Group and the inclusion of the Macedonians in it

Evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words in the other greek dialects and some conclusions on the unity of the Northern Greek Group and the inclusion of the Macedonians in it   ********** In this article I’d like to present gathered all the evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words from the other ancient greek dialects that I’ve found during my research so far. My aim […]

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Pakistan Coins

Pakistan Coins Coins first appeared in the late Eighth Century B.C. in the Lydia district in Asia Minor. Their appearance was undoubtedly a major economic revolution. In addition,they have proved to be a valuable source of history by furnishing clues to cultural,economic, and political conditions of the time. In the case of ancient Pakistan, the importance of coins as a […]

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Flavius Claudius Julianus considered Alexander Greek

The emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus, known also as Julian or Julian the Apostate was a very wise and educated person who left behind many writings. In his work “The Caesars” the emperor wrote this short comic sketch on the occasion of the Saturnalia in December 361 A.D. It describes a contest between the Roman emperors, with Alexander the Great called in […]

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