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  • Sinking of Invincible Spanish Armada

    05/20/2019 1:52:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 20, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Ottoman Turkish Navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. Hilaire Belloc wrote in The Great Heresies (1938): "This violent Mohammedan pressure on Christendom from the East made a bid for success by sea as well as by land. ... The last great Turkish organization working now from the conquered capital of Constantinople, proposed to cross the Adriatic, to attack Italy by sea and ultimately to recover all that had been lost in the Western Mediterranean. ... There was one critical moment when it looked as though the scheme...
  • First ancient Corinthian Helmet discovered in Southwest Russia

    06/02/2018 11:07:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    TornosNews ^ | May 27, 2018 | etavenir.fr
    A Corinthian helmet was discovered in a 5th century BC grave in the Taman Peninsula, southwest Russia, according to RIA Novosti news agency. Made of bronze, Corinthian helmets covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth, protruding cheek covers (paragnathides in Greek) as well as a curved protrusion in the back to protect the nape of the neck. The helmet has a padded interior made of fabric or leather to protect the warrior's skull. These helmets were indispensable for the Greek hoplites, the famous foot soldiers of the phalanxes, as they were highly protective because...
  • Bronze Age Greek city found underwater

    08/31/2015 11:34:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Spero Forum ^ | August 27, 2015 | Martin Barillas
    Along the shore near the site, archaeologists have found more than 6,000 objects, including fragments of the red ceramics that are characteristic of the area. Beck called the area an “archaeologist’s paradise.” Beck points out that other civilizations were extant at the time, such as Egypt and the nascent civilizations at the islands of Crete and Santorini. The researchers expect that future research at Lambayanna will shed new light on a dense network of coastal settlements stretched throughout the Aegean Sea. Of the structures found by the researchers, Beck said “There must have been a brick superstructure above a stone...
  • Warning signs from ancient Greek tsunami

    05/14/2012 3:27:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 19, 2012 | Nan Broadbent
    In the winter of 479 B.C., a tsunami was the savior of Potidaea, drowning hundreds of Persian invaders as they lay siege to the ancient Greek village. New geological evidence suggests that the region may still be vulnerable to tsunami events, according to Klaus Reicherter of Aachen University in Germany and his colleagues. The Greek historian Herodotus described the strange retreat of the tide and massive waves at Potidaea, making his account the first description of a historical tsunami. Reicherter and colleagues have added to the story by sampling sediments on the Possidi peninsula in northern Greece where Potidaea (and...
  • Secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth

    12/15/2017 7:55:41 AM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 December 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large-scale engineering' at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Wooden foundations preserved so well they look new have been found at the site, as well as a host of Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics imported from Tunisia and Turkey. These discoveries are helping researchers understand the infrastructure and layout of an ancient port...
  • Town rallies after being forced to remove Christian flag [Rienzi MS]

    02/05/2017 6:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WREG, CBS 3, Memphis TN ^ | 03:20PM, February 4, 2017 | Nina Harrellson
    More than 100 supporters showed up to a rally in a small Mississippi town Saturday to fight back after being forced to remove a Christian flag flying over Veterans Memorial Park. One organization stepped in and threatened to sue if the flag wasn’t taken down. But the Christian supporters say they’re not backing down. “There just comes a point in time when you’ve got to be politically incorrect and take a stand,” said organizer Kevin Nelms. They rode from the VFW in Corinth, 12 miles, to the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, proudly waving their Christian flags. The same flag...
  • Greek and Danish archaeologists excavate the ancient Greek harbour town Lechaion

    12/28/2015 7:49:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    University of Copenhagen ^ | 23 December 2015 | Faculty of Humanities
    In Greece, underwater excavations of Lechaion, ancient Corinth's partially submerged harbour town, reveal the infrastructure of more than a thousand years of flourishing maritime trade. Researchers from the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the University of Copenhagen are using cutting-edge methods to uncover the configuration and scale of the harbour. Corinth ranked among the most economically and militarily powerful, and enduring, cities of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods. The city had an exceptional geographical advantage in the North East corner of the Peloponnese and controlled the Isthmus that facilitated land travel between Northern and Southern Greece, and...
  • Greek sculpture 'from throne of Midas' [2002]

    04/24/2007 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 502+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, January 4, 2002 | unattributed
    A sculpture found in Greece in 1939 may have been part of King Midas' lost throne, an archaeologist has said. The 23cm-tall ivory sculpture, known to scholars as The Lion Tamer, has puzzled historians of classical Greece since its discovery... Keith DeVries, of the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, said there are signs that it once adorned Midas' royal throne... Mr DeVries said the sculpture appears to be Phrygian and to have been produced around the time that Midas was alive... According to Mr DeVries, Midas donated his throne as a gift to Delphi, where it was...
  • 2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

    08/28/2014 6:00:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Owen Jarus
    The tomb was built sometime between 800 B.C. and 760 B.C., a time when Corinth was emerging as a major power and Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The tomb itself consists of a shaft and burial pit, the pit having a limestone sarcophagus that is about 5.8 feet (1.76 meters) long, 2.8 feet (0.86 m) wide and 2.1 feet (0.63 m) high. When researchers opened the sarcophagus, they found a single individual had been buried inside, with only fragments of bones surviving. The scientists found several pottery vessels beside the sarcophagus, and the tomb also contained...
  • Ancient Greek Port Revealed Near Corinth, Peloponnese

    11/06/2014 7:39:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | October 31, 2014 | Daphne Tsagari
    An ancient Greek port was revealed and recorded at the location of the Ancient Lechaion harbor, in the area of the modern Corinth Gulf, in the Peloponnese. The submerged ancient port covered a total area of 2,750 square meters. It ran 911 meters along the modern Corinth Gulf coastline and the entrance channel to the port lay on the harbor’s eastern part. The channel is 8.9 meters wide while a western and a middle mole were also found west of it. The port played a pivotal role in Corinthian history, as it was located about 3 km west of Ancient...
  • Archaeologists Excavate for Archaic Greek City of Tenea

    05/25/2014 12:03:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thu, May 22, 2014 | unattributed
    Excavations could reveal much about a little-explored archaic Greek settlement. It was in July 1984 when rescue excavations conducted by Dr. Elena Korka, now Director of the Ephorate of Private Archaeological Collections and Antiquity Shops, turned up an ancient sarcophagus of the Greek early archaic period near the town of Chiliomodi in Greece. The sarcophagus contained a female skeleton along with offerings. The interior of the sarcophagus slab was adorned with a composition consisting of two lions of monumental character. It was a remarkable find. But this was not altogether surprising, as archaeologists and historians believed that somewhere in the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo's Analemma

    09/21/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | September 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Today, the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south at 20:44 Universal Time. An equinox (equal night), this astronomical event marks the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in the south. With the Sun on the celestial equator, Earth dwellers will experience nearly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. To celebrate, consider this remarkable record of the Sun's yearly journey through planet Earth's sky, made with planned multiple exposures captured on a single piece of 35 millimeter film. Exposures were made at the same time of day (9:00am local time), capturing the...
  • MS:Hundreds Show Support for Mississippi Constitution and Open Carry

    07/07/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Misissippi legislators overwhelmingly voted to clarify the Mississippi definition of  "concealed weapon" during the legislative session this year.  The law, which had included the vague phrase "concealed in whole or in part" had been used by some law enforcement officers to prevent people from open carrying weapons, as guaranteed in the Mississippi Constitution, last changed in 1890: "The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying...
  • Painted Roman tomb found in Corinth

    09/15/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | September 2012 | Central Archaeological Council
    A Roman period tomb containing vivid murals was found in January 2012 during excavation work on the new highway between Corinth-Patras in Greece, according to a report in To BHMA newspaper... The underground chamber tomb has been dated stylistically to the 3rd century CE and measures 2.40 x 2.30 metres internally. The roof, which has been partially damaged is barrel vaulted. There are two decorated sarcophagi, one of which is not well preserved, but the other contains a picture of a beautiful young woman lying on a bed. Within the sarcophagus were two urns, one of which contained a female...
  • Maine Killings Raise Vigilantism Fears(two sex offenders killed)

    04/18/2006 11:58:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 2,991+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 4 18 06 | GLENN ADAMS
    CORINTH, Maine - The Maine Department of Public Safety has no plans to change the state's Web-based sex offender registry despite the killings of two sex offenders whose addresses were apparently obtained online. A Canadian man used the registry to obtain personal information about the victims, authorities said, renewing fears that such lists expose ex-convicts to vigilante violence. "The events of the weekend will obviously be reviewed, but there are no plans to change the Web site at this point," Stephen McCausland, Maine Public Safety spokesman, said Monday. The gunman, Stephen A. Marshall, a 20-year-old from Nova Scotia's Cape Breton,...
  • Franchthi Excavations: 17,000 Years of Greek Prehistory

    08/22/2004 8:41:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 1,232+ views
    Indiana University ^ | Last Updated 11 May 1996 | KTG
    Prehistoric Figurines from Franchthi Cave by Lauren E. TalalayFranchthi Cave has produced the second largest collection, after Corinth, of Neolithic figurines from the Peloponnese. Forty-five possible pieces came to light during excavations, and subsequent study classified 24 animal and human images unequivocally as "figurines." Of those, two are dated to the Early Neolithic, one to an Early/Middle transitional phase, eleven to the Middle Neolithic, six to the Late Neolithic and four to the Final Neolithic. This chronological distribution accords well with what is known from the rest of southern Greece where EN figurines are rare. The pattern stands in...
  • The First Persian War - Greek Wars

    08/21/2004 7:35:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 31 replies · 12,092+ views
    Iranian Cultural Heritage ^ | 8/21/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
    Our main sources for early Hoplite warfare come from the writings of Herodotus, who was born in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in 484 bc. He was an Ionian Greek who traveled widely and lived for a while in Athens, before settling in Thurii, a Greek colony in southern Italy. He died about 424 BC. We also get information from Thucydides, an Athenian who wrote of the Pelopponnesian Wars. We can also find references in the works of several of the Greek playwrights' material on Hoplite warfare. We can find an account of...
  • Inquiry into deaths of UNT official, girlfriend nears end - stripper at house on night of shootings

    01/05/2003 5:13:50 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 8 replies · 186+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 5, 2003 | By RACHEL HORTON / The Dallas Morning News
    Inquiry into deaths of UNT official, girlfriend nears end Woman at house on night of fatal shootings faces questioning 01/05/2003 By RACHEL HORTON / The Dallas Morning News The Texas Rangers are preparing to close an investigation into the unsolved deaths of a University of North Texas vice president and his girlfriend, officials said. The body of Mark Moore, who led the university's development office in fund-raising records, was found May 21, 2001, in the bedroom of his Corinth home, lying next to the body of Sylvia Huffman Hunt, 45, of Fort Worth. He had been shot twice in...