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  • Brussels calls on Germany to take children from Greek migrant camps

    12/24/2019 8:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2019 | Alistair Walsh (with DPA)
    The European Commission urged Germany late Monday to accept children from overcrowded migrant camps in Greece. “The Commission is concerned about the difficult situation for unaccompanied minors on the ground in Greece and remains in close contact with the Greek authorities, notably as concerns the situation on the heavily overcrowded islands and the very challenging situation in the hotspots,” a spokesman told DPA news agency. “In particular as regards the more than 5,000 unaccompanied minors, the Commission has repeatedly called upon the member states to continue relocating from Greece on a voluntary basis, with funds provided by the Commission,” the...
  • Christopher Columbus' Legacy Defamed not just by Marxists, but WASP Anti Catholics

    10/24/2018 12:46:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 17, 2014 | Rick Menzel
    Another Columbus Day came and went...although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors. Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first “multicultural” hero. An Italian Catholic who sailed for Spain, Columbus was one of a handful of celebrated Americans who did not fit neatly into the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant mold. The worst strike against Columbus was that he was a Roman Catholic. Catholics had a special...
  • The Catholic Discovery of America: In 1492...

    08/28/2018 10:27:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Hardon SJ ^ | 2003 | John A. Hardon
    Your highnesses, as Catholic Christians and Princes devoted to the Holy Christian faith and to the spreading of this faith, and as enemies of the Muslim sect and of all idolatries and heresies, ordered that I should go east, but not by land as is customary. I was to go by way of the west, whence until today we do not know with certainty that anyone has ever gone there. He sent me that I might bring the true faith to the Indians. ~ Christopher Columbus There are many reasons for defending what crucially needs to be defended, that except...
  • 4th century BC Mazotos shipwreck yields Chian amphorae and rich finds about shipbuilding history

    12/28/2018 2:47:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | December 12, 2018 | unattributed
    A total of seventy (70) partly or fully preserved Chian amphorae were recovered, which raised the number of amphorae stowed under the foredeck of the ship’s hold to ninety nine (99). Most of these amphorae were most probably carrying wine but at least one was full of olive pits, possibly for consumption by the crew. Also, two fishing weights were found, which offer us a glimpse of the life onboard the merchantmen of the period. Underneath the cargo, the wooden hull was poorly preserved, most probably (as a result of the wrecking episode and (the subsequent natural site formation processes...
  • Border Staff Flee Greek Island After Migrants Riot

    11/23/2016 1:50:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | November 23, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    European border officials are being pulled out of Greek islands over concerns for their safety, following a spate of riots and violence by migrants. Since March, migrants arriving on the Greek islands have been prevented from moving on to the mainland as the European Union (EU) hopes to return at least some of them to Turkey. But due to growing frustrated at the delay, the migrants have taken to burning down their accommodation and rioting, the Daily Mail has reported. As a result, Belgium has taken the decision to withdraw its staff from the islands, fearing for their safety. Belgium’s...
  • Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered

    09/25/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 22 replies · 1,238+ views
    mlahanas.de ^ | Michael Lahanas
    Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered Michael Lahanas Aristotle: “there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one.” [As] for the rest of the distance around the inhabited earth which has not been visited by us up to the present time (because of the fact that the navigators who sailed in opposite directions never met), it is not of very great extent, if we reckon from the parallel distances that have been traversed by us... For...
  • Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner

    08/15/2010 10:35:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Michele Kambas (ed by Paul Casciato)
    A huge quantity of olive stones on an ancient shipwreck more than 2,000 years old has provided valuable insight into the diet of sailors in the ancient world, researchers in Cyprus said Thursday. The shipwreck, dating from around 400 B.C. and laden mainly with wine amphorae from the Aegean island of Chios and other north Aegean islands, was discovered deep under the sea off Cyprus's southern coast. Excavation on the site, which started in November 2007, has determined that the ship was a merchant vessel of the late classical period. "An interesting piece of evidence that gives us information on...
  • Deep-Sea Robot Photographs Ancient Greek Shipwreck

    02/03/2006 2:51:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 984+ views
    MIT ^ | 2-3-2006 | MIT
    Deep-sea robot photographs ancient Greek shipwreck Deborah Halber, News Office Correspondent February 2, 2006Image © / Chios 2005 Shipwreck Survey -- WHOI, Hellenic Ministry of Culture: Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Hellenic Center for Marine ResearchThis image shows a sample of the data collected by the SeaBed autonomous underwater vehicle as it swam over the Chios shipwreck in July 2005. The 3-D color mesh represents a topographic map of the sea floor, created using data collected by multibeam sonar. The brown strip shows the area captured in digital images, which were used to create the photomosaic of the wreck. Sometime in...
  • Team IDs Ancient Cargo From DNA

    11/01/2007 2:27:27 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Exduco ^ | 10-31-2007 | David Chandler - MIT
    Team IDs ancient cargo from DNA For the first time, researchers have identified DNA from inside ceramic containers in an ancient shipwreck on the seafloor, making it possible to determine what the ship's cargo was even though there was no visible trace of it. The findings, by a team from MIT, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Lund University in Sweden, are being reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Archeological Science. By scraping samples from inside two of the containers, called amphoras, the researchers were able to obtain DNA sequences that identified the contents of one...
  • Ingredients for Salad Dressing Found in 2,400-year-old Shipwreck

    11/10/2007 6:37:47 AM PST · by Daffynition · 66 replies · 239+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 08 November 2007 | Charles Q. Choi
    Genetic analysis has revealed the contents of an ancient shipwreck dating back to the era of the Roman Republic and Athenian Empire. The cargo was olive oil flavored with oregano. Beyond discovering ingredients for Italian salad dressing on the sea floor, such research could provide a wealth of insights concerning the everyday life of ancient seafaring civilizations that would otherwise be lost at sea. An international team of U.S. and Greek researchers investigated the remains of a 2,400-year-old shipwreck that lies 230 feet (70 meters) deep, roughly a half-mile (1 kilometer) off the coast of the Greek island of Chios...
  • Ship wreck provides historic data

    12/20/2007 12:35:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies · 235+ views
    Famagusta Gazette ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2007
    A shipwreck off the south coast may provide valuable information about the nautical and economic history of the region, according to the Department of Antiquities. The shipwreck at Mazotos is the first underwater research project to be exclusively run by Cypriot institutions. The project was undertaken by the Research Unit of Archaeology of the University of Cyprus in agreement with the Department of Antiquities. According to a statement from the Department of Antiquities, the shipwreck seems to have been a commercial vessel of the Late Classical period. Part of the cargo of the ship lies on the sea bottom and...
  • Shipwreck Yields World's Oldest Salad Dressing

    06/24/2008 7:28:42 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 120+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Jennifer Viegas
    Shipwreck Yields World's Oldest Salad Dressing Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News June 20, 2008 -- Olive oil infused with fragrant herbs has been identified in an ancient Greek ceramic transport jar known as an amphora, along with another container of what could be the world's oldest retsina-type wine, according to a recent Journal of Archaeological Science paper. It is the first time DNA has been extracted from shipwrecked artifacts -- the two large jars were recovered from a 2,400-year-old wrecked vessel off the Greek island of Chios. If the second jar indeed contained a retsina-like wine, which is preserved and flavored...
  • Davy Jones's lock-up

    12/18/2009 5:43:16 PM PST · by decimon · 4 replies · 590+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Unknown
    A SHIPWRECK is a catastrophe for those involved, but for historians and archaeologists of future generations it is an opportunity. Wrecks offer glimpses not only of the nautical technology of the past but also of its economy, trade, culture and, sometimes, its warfare. Until recently, though, most of the 3m ships estimated to be lying on the seabed have been out of reach. Underwater archaeology has mainly been the preserve of scuba divers. That has limited the endeavour to waters less than 50 metres deep, excluding 98% of the sea floor from inspection. Even allowing for the tendency of trading...
  • Greek Shipwreck from 350 BC Revealed

    02/02/2006 3:53:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 531+ views
    LiveScience.com on yahoo ^ | 2/2/06 | Ker Than
    The remains of an ancient Greek cargo ship that sank more than 2,300 years ago have been uncovered with a deep-sea robot, archaeologists announced today. The ship was carrying hundreds of ceramic jars of wine and olive oil and went down off Chios and the Oinoussai islands in the eastern Aegean Sea sometime around 350 B.C. Archeologists speculate that a fire or rough weather may have sunk the ship. The wreckage was found submerged beneath 200 feet (60 meters) of water. The researchers hope that the shipwreck will provide clues about the trade network that existed between the ancient Greek...
  • Was Columbus from Chios, Greece?

    10/11/2004 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Destro · 7 replies · 1,401+ views
    Was Columbus from Chios? Read Matt Barrett's review of the Book by Ruth G. Durlacher-Wolper Christophoros Columbus: A Byzantine Prince from Chios, Greece Was Columbus a woolworker from Genoa or a Byzantine Prince and sailor from the island of Chios in what was then the Republic of Genoa? There has been more written about Christopher Columbus than about any person with the exception of Jesus Christ, and yet his past has been shrouded in mystery. We all have been told that he came from Genoa, a city in Italy and sailed for Isabella and Ferdinand, the king and queen of...
  • Christophoros Columbus: A Byzantine Prince from Chios, Greece

    08/05/2004 5:48:37 PM PDT · by Destro · 18 replies · 2,163+ views
    grecoreport.com ^ | 1982 | Ruth G. Durlacher-Wolper
    Christophoros Columbus: A Byzantine Prince from Chios, Greece, by Ruth G. Durlacher-WolperCover of the book by Ruth G. Durlacher-Wolper. Over 500 years ago, Admiral Christophoros Columbus stepped upon the soil of San Salvador Island, Bahamas, in the New World, with the banner of the Royal Standard of Spain flying in all its glory. The captains of La Nina and La Pinta followed him off the La Santa Maria, carrying the banners of the Green Cross. Behind them came the weary crew -- men whose faith had weakened during the hard journey, but who had had their faith revived time and...