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UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit these 18 Greek Monuments

You can’t argue that this is indeed an impressive list. What would you add? UNESCO advises travellers to Greece to visit 18 monuments that are an absolute must as World Heritage Monuments, out of a total 1,073 sites graded as … Continue reading

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Repost – The must-see art museums of Athens

Vogue’s Hamish Bowles visits the Must-See art museums of Athens. This year I sandwiched a blissful break on a remote Greek island in between trips to Athens—a city that, although beleaguered by the country’s economic travails, remains a hotbed of … Continue reading

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How Turks Came To Anatolia: The Battle Of Manzikert

The Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine army in 1071 Manzikert Battle and opened up Anatolia for Turkish rule. This is how the seeds of the Ottoman Empire were planted. by ZEYNEP ŞAHIN First published in TRT World The Battle of … Continue reading

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A Byzantine ancestor to same-sex marriage?

You might think same-sex marriage is something completely new. You would be mostly right, but history has other things to show us. History is not as familiar as we sometimes think it is. by Mark Masterson First published in The Conversation … Continue reading

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Like a Tramp 2016

Hello to all Blog readers! First off, I hope that you had a happy and peaceful Christmas with those that you love. I would like to say thank you to so many of you for sponsoring me in the past … Continue reading

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Complete set of A Short History of Byzantium audio for sale

There is a very rare opportunity to purchase the complete and unabridged audiobook of John Julius Norwich’s “A Short History of Byzantium”, brilliantly narrated by John McDonough. The audiobook consists of 16 cassettes in very good condition offering 23.5 running hours; I … Continue reading

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Monks’ Secret: Asbestos Lurking Beneath Byzantine Wall Paintings

Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings during the late 1100s, new research shows. By Joseph Castro First published in Live Science, April … Continue reading

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