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How the Mines of Laurion Saved Ancient Athens — and Western Civilization

Laurion, Greece, which lies approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Athens between Thoricus and Sounion, was famous in ancient times for its productive...

Ancient Greek Sites Desecrated By Football Fans’ Graffiti

Unknown perpetrators spray-painted football slogans on the remains of the famous Athenian "Long Walls," inspired originally by Athenian politician and general Themistocles and built after Xerxes'...

Battle of Salamis Marked After 2,500 Years

Some 2,500 years ago a naval battle took place in September (although the exact date remains unknown) in the straits between the Greek mainland...

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