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The Helike Project

Ongoing investigation details of a major archeological site.

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Parthenon Marbles

Ian Swindale and his students in Crete present the history of the magnificent frieze and sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens and the campaign to return to Greece those now in the British Museum.

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Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome

Photographs by Leo Curran, University of Buffalo, of Classical remains across Europe, with some models and reconstructions of their original appearance. Searchable.

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Greeks 'borrowed Egyptian Numbers

From BBC, The classical pioneers of mathematics, astronomy and physics borrowed their number system from Egypt, research suggests.

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Greek Classical Archaeology

Dartmouth College classical archaeology course: City-States and Panhellenic Sanctuaries 480 - 323 B.C.E.

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Colonization of the Black Sea by the Ancient Greeks

An article by Igor V. Bondyrev. Peculiarity of geographic position and abundance of natural resources as well as unusual situation in home policy of Greece itself, complicated by the beginning of ecological crisis in regional ecosystems in Ancient Greece, all these made separate city-states to seek new sources for revenue on the coast of the Golden Fleece.

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Ancient Greek Technology

Article by Elias Sfetsos describing some of their inventions including the robot, Talos, automatic doors, Heronas steam engine and pumps for both air and water.

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An Ancient Greek Computer

Uncovered during a dive in 1901, near the isle of Antikythera. Page describes the components of what may be an early astronomical calculator thought to come from ancient Greece. Includes photos and sketches of the mechanical device. From the Scientific American magazine.

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