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Lord Nelson

Explorers raise hope of Nelson ‘treasure trove’ on Victorian shipwreck

Lord Nelson is one of the most famous officers of the Royal Navy.  Nelson participated in battles in the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars.  Nelson was fatally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Jasper Copping of the Telegraph reports on the discovery of Lord Nelson artefacts in […]

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Peloponnese paradise: Deserted beaches and ancient olive groves in the

Peloponnese paradise: Deserted beaches and ancient olive groves in the ‘new’ Greece

If anyone needs your holiday money at the moment, it’s Greece. The birthplace of modern civilisation, philosophy and medicine has become the sick man of Europe and those mental images of beautiful, sunkissed beaches have somehow been replaced by news footage of violent protests and riots. But there’s no sign of drama and destitution down […]

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Crete: secret coves, top tavernas, friendly locals and sunny skies

Crete: secret coves, top tavernas, friendly locals and sunny skies

Greece’s biggest island has witnessed many furious battles in its 4,000-year history because it sits at the crossroads between Southern europe, the Middle east and Africa. From the romans to the Nazis, many invaders have fought for control of Crete and access to this strategic region. Cretans are fiercely proud of their extraordinary history and […]

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Archeologists uncover ancient Mycenaean fortress

Archaeologists uncover ancient Mycenaean fortress

A recent find by a University of Cincinnati archeologist suggests an ancient Mycenaean city was well protected from outside threats. That research, by UC’s Gisela Walberg, professor of classics, will be presented at the annual workshop of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 25, 2011. Since 2001, Walberg has worked […]

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What would Julius Do? T-shirt

What would Julius Caesar do?

Historical clothing design of the day is What Would Julius Do?.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the historical significance of the design. Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in […]

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