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  • The Antikythera mechanism is a 2,000-year-old computer

    05/24/2020 6:22:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies ^ | 5/17/2017 | brian resnick
    115 years ago, divers found a hunk of bronze off a Greek island. It changed our understanding of human history. One hundred fifteen years ago, an archeologist was sifting through objects found in the wreck of a 2,000-year-old vessel off the Greek island Antikythera. Among the wreck’s treasures — beautiful vases and pots, jewelry, a bronze statue of an ancient philosopher — was the most peculiar thing: a series of brass gears and dials mounted in a case the size of a mantel clock. Archeologists dubbed the instrument the Antikythera mechanism. The genius — and mystery — of this piece...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics: Introduction

    05/05/2020 1:27:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | June 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    The power of the word classic cannot be underestimated, communicating as it does the idea of excellence, truth, order, discipline, and beauty. The word “classic” brings to mind something that has withstood the test of time, and by virtue of this fact, participates in some way in the timeless and the eternal. And what is the only thing we know of with these attributes but God and His Eternal Word? When looked at this way, every Christian should want a classical education for their children: It has everything we instinctively want. But when we examine this word “classic,” we find...
  • 20 to Face Charges for Allegedly Going to Church on St. George’s Day in Cyprus

    05/02/2020 5:38:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 4/29/20
    Following a police investigation, 20 people, including a priest, will be charged with breaking the lockdown decree for allegedly attending a Church service in Erimi in the southwestern Limassol District on St. George’s Day, April 23. Police were tipped off that a service was being held at the Church of St. George on its patronal feast day and arrived to find 16 cars parked outside, reports in-cyprus. However, when the police entered the church, they found only the priest and two members of the public, who were charged that day. Tracing the license plates on the cars outside the church,...
  • Canadian military helicopter crashes in sea off Greece; 1 dead, 5 missing

    04/30/2020 8:49:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | 04/30/2020
    The HMCS Fredericton, participating in NATO’s Operation Reassurance meant to bolster security in Central and Eastern Europe, lost contact with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter during a training exercise. “The cause of this accident is unknown at this time,” Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said. The aircraft’s data and voice recorders have been recovered, he said. General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, said there was a “very sizable debris field” in an area of the Ionian Sea where the aircraft crashed. The crew of a C-148 Cyclone helicopter, attached to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Fredricton, which crashed in the...
  • The mystery of the 'blue monkeys' in ancient Grecian frescoes, solved

    04/27/2020 9:15:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 04/15/2020 | Ashley Strickland
    Monkeys appear in Grecian frescoes dating back to the Bronze Age 3,600 years ago, but monkeys aren't native to Greece or the Aegean isles. But it's clear that the artists actually saw these monkeys in Grecian frescoes, or at least talked to someone who did in great detail, because the depictions are so accurate that researchers can identify the monkeys, according to a new study. Vervet monkeys appear in a fresco from Akrotiri, Thera. They're known for their rounded muzzles, a white band on the forehead, an extended tail and elongated limbs -- all accurately shown in the fresco. Baboons...
  • [2019] Ancient shipwrecks discovered off Greek island of Levitha [between Amorgos and Leros]

    04/21/2020 3:43:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Archaeology News Network (Blogspot) ^ | August 06, 2019 | Source: Protothema
    Five major ancient shipwrecks that carried amphorae and an anchor pole pointing to a large sea vessel are among the amazing finds found by archaeologists during underwater searches at the bottom of Levitha, a small island in the Aegean Sea, between Amorgos and Leros... The shipwreck at Knidos had a trove including amphorae, dating back to the same period, while three more shipwrecks with cargoes of Cone or pseudo-Cone amphorae were found (2nd and 1st centuries BC) and the 2nd century AD), a shipwreck with amphorae cargo from the North Aegean of the 1st century BC, a shipwreck with cargo...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/14/2020

    04/14/2020 9:00:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The oil price situation tonight at of 1045 pm Eastern US time sees the WTI price at 20.49 per barrel.... White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the guidelines from President Trump on "reopening the economy" will come in the next day or two..... ...California Governor Gavin Newsom said today he would follow the lead of the scientists and public health experts and would not give a specific date for reopening California.... And when the results came in Monday for the Wisconsin Supreme Court contest Republican-Conservative Daniel Kelly was defeated by Democrat-Liberal Jill Karofsky in what's being called an "upset"......
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/12/2020

    04/12/2020 9:58:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: Tornadoes left a path of death and destruction in Mississippi today..At least seven are reported dead.... An agreement among the OPEC+ nations to reduce oil production was reached this afternoon US time. Some 9.7 million barrels a day from OPEC+ countries will be combined with 2.7 million barrels a day in cuts coming from Brazil, Canada and the United States..... President Trump holding a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin..... A Turkish court this weekend accepting the indictment of 20 Saudi nationals in the killing of write Jamal Khashoggi.... The Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is denying Blue and...
  • The Discovery that Revealed Ancient Humans Navigated the Seas 130,000 Years Ago [2013]

    07/15/2016 10:47:46 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 49 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 25 October 2013 | John Black
    It was a few years ago that a Greek-American archaeological team made a startling discovery – they found the oldest indications of seafaring and navigation in the world, in an area called Plakia on Crete Island in Greece. It is an incredibly important discovery that is given little attention, despite the fact that it reached the top ten discoveries of 2010. Their research is forcing scholars to rethink the maritime capabilities of early human and pre-human cultures. The team of archaeologists were carrying out excavations in a gorge on the island of Crete when they discovered a Palaeolithic site in...
  • Erdogan Accused of Waging ‘Biological Warfare’ on Europe

    04/09/2020 3:48:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/8/2020 | David Sidman
    Syrian migrants flooding the shores of the Greek Islands is a regular occurrence for the Hellenic Navy. But last week, they noticed something unusual. A boat filled with illegal migrants that was prevented from entering Greece’s territorial waters in the eastern Aegean Sea, was escorted by a Turkish coastguard who approached the boat but then, in unusual fashion, kept a safe distance from it reports Greek City Times. After that, the Greek forces noticed another Turkish coastguard crew who boarded the boat filled with the illegal migrants. This time, the Turkish crew wore full medical protective suits confirming suspicions that...
  • What The Great Historian Thucydides Saw In Athens’ Plague—And Our Own

    04/08/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/08/2020 | Paul Rahe
    As those who follow the gyrations of the stock market are well aware, human beings have a propensity for short-term thinking. They react on impulse to that which is recent; they magnify its significance; and they forget what previous generations learned through bitter experience.To this propensity, the study of history can be an antidote. But all too often historians ransack the past in support of current prejudice.For one who wishes to escape the prison of presentmindedness and gain perspective, there is no substitute for works written regarding circumstances similar to our own at a time our prejudices and predilections...
  • Austria Says EU Migrant Redistribution ‘Has Failed’, Refuses Asylum Seekers

    04/05/2020 4:23:40 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-5-2020 | Victoria Friedman
    Austria’s Europe minister has said that the EU’s compulsory migrant redistribution scheme “has failed” and member-states should be able to choose whether to accept migrants or not. While some 150 non-governmental organisations have put pressure on Austria to accept Middle Eastern migrants stuck in Greece because of the worsening coronavirus pandemic, two government spokesmen have said that Austria will maintain its current policy and not accept any more asylum seekers. “It remains a no,” confirmed Claudia Türtscher, the spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), according to Kronen Zeitung. Ms Türtscher referred the...
  • Greece quarantines camp after migrants test coronavirus positive

    04/02/2020 2:31:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2020 | by Renee Maltezou
    ATHENS - Greece has quarantined a migrant camp after 20 asylum seekers tested positive for coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Thursday, its first such facility to be hit since the outbreak of the disease. Tests on 63 people were conducted after a 19-year-old female migrant who gave birth in hospital in Athens was found infected, becoming the first recorded case among thousands of asylum seekers living in overcrowded camps across Greece. None of the confirmed cases showed any symptoms, the ministry said, adding that it was continuing its tests. Greece, which recorded its first coronavirus case at the end...
  • NATO: North Macedonia becomes 30th member

    03/27/2020 11:59:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | dpa, AP, AFP
    "The Republic of North Macedonia is officially the new, 30th NATO member," the government in Skopje said in a statement. "We have fulfilled the dream of generations." From NATO headquarters, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared: "North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family.” It was a family of 30 nations and almost 1 billion people "based on the certainty that, no matter what challenges we face, we are all stronger and safer together,” Stoltenberg added. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said a long journey had finally come to an end. "North Macedona's NATO accession increases security and stability across...
  • EU tempers fray as virus hits lives, livelihoods, economies

    03/27/2020 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2020 | By LORNE COOK
    As the coronavirus claims lives, ruins livelihoods and wreaks economic havoc, tensions are rising between European Union countries over how best to respond as the pandemic overwhelms some member nations, once more raising troubling questions about the EU’s ability to stand united in times of crisis. Almost 16,000 people infected with the virus have died in Europe. Over a quarter of a million had tested positive, as of Friday. Countries hit especially hard, like Italy and Spain, are imploring their partners to do more, particularly on the economic front, and to do it now. “The consequences of COVID-19 should be...
  • UN expert [sic] raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker 'pushbacks' at Turkey-Greece border

    03/25/2020 3:22:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    UN news ^ | 23 March 2020 | unattributed unelected bureaucratic stooge
    Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some Greek security officers and unidentified armed men. "I am very concerned about the reported pushbacks of asylum seekers and migrants, which constitutes a violation of the prohibition of collective expulsions and the principle of non-refoulement," said Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. The Special Rapporteur also raised the alarm over an increase in hostility...
  • Proclamation on Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2020

    03/24/2020 8:08:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | March 24, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Our great American experiment was inspired by the ideas about liberty, self-government, and the rule of law that traced their roots to ancient Greece. On Greek Independence Day, we commemorate the rich history shared between the United States and Greece, which is fortified by our love of freedom and commitment to democratic institutions. We join the Greek people in celebrating another year of independence and unity.The great thinkers of ancient Greece stoked the American quest for freedom and a republic founded on the fundamental truth that people have rights that cannot be denied. Decades later, the same values that catalyzed...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/23/2020 Political Crisis In Israel Court Forces....

    03/23/2020 6:43:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel's Supreme Court ruling today that a vote must be held on a new speaker for Israel's parliament.... Tonight the parliament (Knesset) met boycotted by members supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a majority approving a new Arrangements Committee.... The anti-Netanyahu majority approved six new temporary committees..... Politics here in the USA and the winner of the Democrats Abroad Caucus for Democrats living outside the United States is Bernie Sanders.... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit today.... The late word is that the US has decided to cut one billion dollars in aid...
  • Greece: 11 arrests, arms seized in Turkey-linked terror raid

    03/20/2020 6:21:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Sandiego Union Tribune ^ | Friday, March 20, 2020 | unattributed
    The raids were carried out at two properties in Athens Thursday against alleged members of Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, a group that is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union. Eleven people were arrested in the operation that involved the anti-terrorism division of the police and the National Intelligence Service, authorities said. They were charged Friday with terrorism-linked offenses. Their lawyers said the suspects denied the charges. At one raided site, police said they found a makeshift underground storage room and tunnel, spanning a total length of 47 meters (154 feet) that...
  • u.s. willing to supply turkey with military aid in its fight against syria, white house says

    03/03/2020 5:58:23 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 53 replies
    newsweek ^ | 3/3/20 AT 3:55 PM EST | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he White House is willing to offer some military assistance to Turkey to assist an insurgency against neighboring Syria, which has received support from Russia and Iran, a senior U.S. diplomat said Tuesday. James Jeffrey, who serves as both the State Department's special representative for Syria and the presidential envoy to the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) told reporters in Turkey's southern border province of Hatay that the Turkish forces "mainly use our equipment, we want to make sure the equipment is ready when they need to use it," according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency. "We're willing...