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  • New Evidence Supports Modern Greeks Having DNA of Ancient Mycenaeans

    06/28/2020 3:18:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    GreekReporter.com ^ | June 22, 2020 | Stavros Anastasiou
    New emerging DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC. The proof comes from a study in which scientists analyzed the genes from the teeth of 19 people across various archaeological sites within mainland Greece and Mycenae. A total of 1.2 million letters of genetic code were compared to those of 334 people across the world. Genetic information was also compiled from a group of thirty modern Greek individuals in order to compare it to the ancient genomes. This allowed researchers...
  • MUSLIM WOMAN tries to set airline seat on fire, threatens to blow up the plane

    12/18/2019 10:08:20 PM PST · by robowombat · 33 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2019
    MUSLIM WOMAN tries to set airline seat on fire, threatens to blow up the plane DECEMBER 18, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM The reason? This Turkish Muslim passenger was forced her to extinguish her cigarette. She’s the one in the full-face covering body bag in blue. The SUN A Pegasus Airlines flight from Istanbul to Tymbou, Northern Cyprus airport was canceled after a Muslim woman threatened to blow up the aircraft this morning, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported. According to Hurriyet, the woman argued with other passengers and kept lighting cigarettes in the plane before security forces arrived. She held up a picture...
  • Shocking moment Texas State University student, 22, is left with brain damage in 'attack by members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity who thought he belonged to a different social club'

    12/16/2019 6:39:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2019 | Ryan Fahey
    This is the shocking moment a Texas State University student was left with brain damage after allegedly being attacked by Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members who 'thought he belonged to a different social club'. Senior Nikolas Panagiotopoulos, 22, and a friend allege they were set upon by at least half a dozen members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as they walked past one of the buildings belonging to their Eta Rho chapter on the night of October 27 this year. A group of frat members fractured his skull and caused him brain damage after pummeling him outside the Pi...
  • Senate unanimously passes bill to recognize Armenian genocide

    12/12/2019 5:16:41 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 12, 2019 | Bob Fredericks
    The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in Turkey more than a century ago — a slap at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has denounced the effort. ... The bipartisan effort could be the first step in a response to Erdogan for buying Russian weapons systems. Erdogan visited the White House this fall and held a meeting alongside Trump with Republican senators, temporarily delaying the Senate’s actions against Turkey. ... The House of Representatives last month voted 405-11 in favor of a resolution asserting that it would be US policy to commemorate the killing of...
  • Archaeologists On The Island Of Corsica Have Discovered An Etruscan-Roman Cemetery... 5th Century BC

    02/25/2019 5:58:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | February 23, 2019 | Kristine Moore
    An Etruscan hypogeum which is 'considered exceptional within the western Mediterranean' has just been discovered within this ancient cemetery on Corsica... which is believed to date all the way back to between the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. According to Forbes, this burial ground in southern Aléria was first spotted after a new home was slated to be built. However, it was swiftly discovered that this was already the enormous home to the many people who had been buried here thousands of years ago. ...at one point in time it was much larger, with a history that stretches straight back...
  • Ancient Egyptian visitors to Australia or miner's mishap? Riddle of the rainforest coin

    09/13/2018 11:50:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 03 June 2018 | Mark Rigby
    Unearthed in 1912, squirreled away for a lifetime and then handed in to a museum — the story behind the discovery of an ancient Egyptian coin in far north Queensland is almost as mysterious as how it came to be there.The bronze coin — about the same size as a 50 cent piece — was minted during the reign of Ptolemy IV, between 221 and 204BC.More than two millennia later it was found about seven centimetres underground in the depths of the far north Queensland rainforest.The man who found it, Andrew Henderson, had abandoned the gold mining fields of...
  • Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations

    05/21/2013 5:56:52 PM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 May 2013 | Sylvia Smith
    Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilisations. The site in Bahrain, thought to be the location of the enigmatic Dilmun civilisation Dilmun, one of most important ancient civilisations of the region and said to date to the third millennium BC, was a hub on a major trading route between Mesopotamia - the world's oldest civilisation - and the Indus Valley in South Asia. It is also believed that Dilmun had commercial ties with ancient sites at Elam in Iran, Alba in Syria and Haittan in Turkey. "For 4,000 years this...
  • Eating Habits in Ancient Greece

    08/12/2018 4:32:50 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 37 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The eating habits of ancient Greeks were developed after a deep and detailed study of the needs of the body and the spirit. Their diet, which was an important part of their philosophical vision, was based on rules that combined enjoyment with well-being. Unlike what many modern nutritionists believe about the benefits of a hearty breakfast, the ancient Greeks, and especially the Athenians, used to start their day with a very frugal meal that included “akratisma“, a little barley bread dipped in wine. Sometimes they were adding olives and figs. More often, however, their breakfast was limited to a boiled...
  • Erdogan Has Released the Genealogy of Thousands of Turks – But What Is His Motive?

    03/25/2018 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    The Armenian Mirror-Spectator ^ | March 1, 2018 | Robert Fisk
    Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a clear ethnic identity, untainted by racial minorities or doubtful lineage. That’s one reason why the Nazis lavished praise on Ataturk’s republic, their newspapers mourning his death in black-bordered front pages. After all, as Hitler was to ask in several newspaper interviews – and to his generals...
  • 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not...

    08/24/2017 7:42:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s... Babylonian mathematics used a base 60, or sexagesimal system, rather than the 10 which is used today. Because 60 is far easier to divide by three, experts studying the tablet, found that the calculations are far more accurate. ... Hipparchus, who lived around 120BC, has long been regarded as the father of trigonometry, with his ‘table of chords’ on a circle considered the oldest trigonometric table. A trigonometric table allows a user to determine two unknown ratios of a right-angled triangle using just one known ratio. But the...
  • Greek Orthodox lobby buries American-Turkish relations via Democrats

    08/10/2017 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Alex88TX · 9 replies
    OpEdNews ^ | Gizem Akbash
    While Turkey is trying to support Qatar in its confrontation with other Persian Gulf countries and blames Donald Trump for provoking this regional crisis, the Greek-American elites in alliance with the Israeli lobby are hitting Ankara once more, this time in the religious sphere. Perhaps, in spite of the magnitude of the situation that has arisen as a result of the bold statements of the US president, Recep Erdogan should consider who poses a bigger threat to Turkish interests, and what challenges actually require a harsher response on his part. On the one hand, if you look at the anti-Tramp...
  • Samantha Power: ‘I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide’

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound… I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obama’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

    03/10/2017 8:18:48 AM PST · by cutty · 16 replies
    For eight decades, the iconic Hagia Sophia [Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”] – museum in Istanbul [Constantinople] has stood as a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to a secular society. Now that tradition is under siege by growing calls to convert the historic structure back into a practicing mosque. The 1,500-year-old structure originally was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the Greek emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. In the 1930s, the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, turned it into a museum in his...
  • Rites of the Scythians

    07/09/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, June 13, 2016 | Andrew Curry
    ...As he and his team began to slice into the mound, located 30 miles east of Stavropol... It took nearly a month of digging to reach the bottom. There, Belinski ran into a layer of thick clay that, at first glance, looked like a natural feature of the landscape, not the result of human activity. He uncovered a stone box, a foot or so deep, containing a few finger and rib bones from a teenager... Nested one inside the other in the box were two gold vessels of unsurpassed workmanship. Beneath these lay three gold armbands, a heavy ring, and...
  • FSU classics professor exploring a 'lost' city of the Mycenaeans

    03/11/2008 2:14:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 561+ views
    Florida State University ^ | March 11, 2008 | Unknown
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Along an isolated, rocky stretch of Greek shoreline, a Florida State University researcher and his students are unlocking the secrets of a partially submerged, “lost” harbor town believed to have been built by the ancient Mycenaeans nearly 3,500 years ago. “This is really a remarkable find,” said Professor Daniel J. Pullen, chairman of FSU’s Department of Classics. “It is rare indeed to locate an entire town built during the Late Bronze Age that shows this level of preservation.” Pullen and a colleague, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Thomas F. Tartaron of the University of Pennsylvania, led students...
  • Republican Diversity Coalition Plans Trump Election Strategy

    07/05/2016 5:58:40 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/16 | Chris Fuchs
    Asian Americans were among dozens of Donald Trump supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C. Friday with GOP officials and the Trump campaign to strategize ways of mobilizing minorities to vote for the presumptive presidential nominee. Vietnamese-, Chinese-, and Filipino-American members of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump were some of the 65 people who participated in the three-hour meeting just two weeks before the Republican convention... "We're putting together our field program, we're putting together grassroots strategies in order to engage all Americans — Asian Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos — to support Mr. Trump's candidacy," Jason Chung,...
  • Goths vs. Greeks: Epic Ancient Battle Revealed in Newfound Text [3rd c AD, Thermopylae]

    03/20/2016 5:08:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    LiveScience (via CachedView.com) ^ | March 18, 2016 | Owen Jarus
    Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered in the Austrian National Library. The text includes a battle fought at the pass of Thermopylae. Researchers used spectral imaging to enhance the fragments, making it possible to read them. The analysis suggests the fragments were copied in the 11th century A.D. and are from a text that was written in the third-century A.D. by an Athens writer named Dexippus. During Dexippus' life, Greece (part of the Roman Empire) and Rome struggled to repel a series of...
  • Goths Vs.Greeks: Epic battle revealed in newfound text

    06/30/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by wildbill · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2016 | Owen Jarus
    Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered in the Austrian National Library. The text includes a battle fought at the pass of Thermopylae. Researchers used spectral imaging to enhance the fragments, making it possible to read them. The analysis suggests the fragments were copied in the 11th century A.D. and are from a text that was written in the third-century A.D. by an Athens writer named Dexippus.
  • Archaeologists discover layers of Indo-Greek city in Swat

    06/26/2016 6:51:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Dawn News ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Fazal Khaliq
    Archaeologists excavate Indo-Greek and Saka-Parthian structures at Bazira, Swat. -- Dawn photo Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Terracotta baroque female figurine, circa 3rd-2nd BC. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat
  • Priest punches groom’s brother during wedding ceremony

    06/13/2016 2:37:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | JUNE 12TH, 2016
    Reports on Sunday said the relatives of a couple who tied the knot in Tsada in Paphos on Saturday would be lodging a complaint with the Paphos bishopric after the officiating priest allegedly punched the groom’s brother in the face during the wedding ceremony. The incident was reported by Politis and CyBC news sites. According to the two articles, during part of the ceremony, one of the best men was pushed in a friendly way by the groom’s brother during the Isiah Dance in which the altar is circled three times as part of the ceremony. The reports said the...