1. KorbenDallas

    The Long Walls of Athens

    I was actually researching a couple of airplanes but somehow ran into the below map, and got sucked into a little follow up on the observed. This lovely 1785 map or city plan of Athens in Ancient Greece, was prepared by M. Barbie de Bocage in 1784 for the “Travels of Anarcharsis”. Athens...
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    Ancient City of Helike: when did it get destroyed?

    Was gonna write something on our timeline. Instead, I absolutely have to do a small write up on this "ancient" city of Helice. It kind of popped up, and I think it could have a tremendous importance for our understanding of where we are at timewise. This article is gonna go along with our...
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    1912-13: Greek Submarines Delfin and Xifias

    Delfin's image has been sitting on my desktop for a few months now. I don't think I will have time to do a nice write up. Will post it just to get it off my chest, for I think the boat, and its sister ship Xifias are worth having their own article. Delfin Submarine Delfin was a Greek submarine...
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    1860s Thessaloniki, Greece: The Great Wall

    Limited to my phone screen capabilities here, but this wall is visible enough to justify posting this photograph. The photograph is from here, and this is supposed to be 1860’s Thessaloniki, Greece. Or may be it’s not, for here is a quote from the above linked article: Despite the excitement...
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    Santorini group: was created 350 years ago circa 1666, not 3600 years ago in 1600 BCE

    Yep, the island of Santorini in its current shape was formed around 1666 AD, and not in some ridiculous 1642–1540 BC. This is, for a second, a 3200 year difference. There was never an above water eruption of some volcano mountain they call Thera. The first thing we could do is lay to rest the...