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Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.

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Ancient Greek city Himera

Ancient Greek city Himera

Himera (Greek: Ἱμέρα), was an important ancient Greek city of Sicily, situated on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of the river of the same name (the modern Grande), between Panormus (modern Palermo) and Cephaloedium (modern Cefalù). Its remains lie within the borders of the modern comune of Termini Imerese.

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Ancient Greek Regions

Ancient Greek Regions

A map of the main regions of ancient Greece, superimposed to the map of modern Greece and part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, etc. Note that some regions currently belong to the modern Greek state preserving their ancient name (e.g. Thessalia, Peloponnesus, Epirus); others have changed their name, especially those that stayed outside the modern Greek state's frontiers (e.h. Ionia, Lydia); and ot...
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Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

In 1903, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre opened in Berkeley at the University of California with a performance befitting an amphitheater modeled after architecture from ancient Greece - Aristophanes' "The Birds," a Greek play presented in Greek by a student cast.

Since then, the site has become a popular venue for ceremonies, classical music performances, plays, and mor...
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Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον Artemision), also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed— in its most famous phase— around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey). Though the monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only foundations and sculptural fragments of the...
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Ancient Greek city Ietas

Ancient Greek city Ietas

Ietas (or Iaitas or Iaeta or Ietae or Jetae), was an ancient town of the interior of Sicily, in the northwest of the island, not very far from Panormus (modern Palermo), in the modern comune of San Giuseppe Jato whose name reflects the ancient town's.

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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Mausoleum of Mausolus or Tomb of Mausolus (in Greek, Μαυσωλεῖον της Ἁλικαρνασσοῦ) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, ...
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Lighthouse of Alexandria

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria (or the Pharos of Alexandria, Greek: ὁ Φάρος τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας) was a tower built in the 3rd century BC (between 285 and 247 BC) on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt, to serve as that port's landmark, and later, its lighthouse.

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Saronic Islands

Saronic Islands

The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis Island (where the ancient Greek navy famously defeated the Persians in the Battle of Salamis), Aegina, Angistri, and Poros. The islands of Hydra and Dokos, which lie off the northeast tip of the Peloponnese (technically between the Saronic Gulf ...
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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes | Hanging Gardens of Babylon | Mausoleum of Halicarnassus | Pharos of Alexandria | Pyramids of Giza | Statue of Zeus | Temple of Artemis
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Agora (Ancient Market Place) of Izmir, Turkey

Agora (Ancient Market Place) of Izmir, Turkey

Agora, ancient market place, originally dated from the Greek period but was rebuilt after an earthquake in the second century A.D. during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The marble figures are now in the new Archeological Museum. The Kadifekale citadel offers a view of the whole agora, enabling visitors to appreciate the full extent of the site. Izmir, Turkey. Image Overlay in color.
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Mount Olympus - Greece (overlay)

Mount Olympus - Greece (overlay)

Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. The 2,917-meter (9,570-foot) summit is the tallest in a mountain chain that runs north into Bulgaria and south into Turkey, via the Cyclades Islands. In this winter view, Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow—perhaps the reason its name in classical Greek means “the luminous one.” In Greek mythology, the peak was inhabited by the Twelve Oly...
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