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Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

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The ancient city of Byzantium Byzantium or Byzantion was an ancient Greek colony founded in 667 BC by Dorian colonists who came from Megara, a city-state near Athens. The city of Byzantium, nowadays the Turkish city of Istanbul, took the name from the founder and leader of the expedition Byzas, son of Megara’s’ King Nisos.

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The Byzantine church of Meteora, Templars and hidden symbols (Part 2)

The Byzantine church of Meteora, Templars and hidden symbols (Part 2)

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Knights Templars and the church’s hidden history In Part 1 we discussed the connection of the Byzantine church in Kalambaka with the local mythology, the ancient religion, and the general historical context in which the Knights Templars left evidence of their presence here at Meteora. In this part, we’ll present exclusively and for the first

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The Byzantine church of Meteora, Knights Templars and hidden symbols (Part 1)

The Byzantine church of Meteora, Knights Templars and hidden symbols (Part 1)

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The untold story of Kalambaka’s Byzantine church  In the old part of Kalambaka town, right beneath the giant cliffs of Meteora lies an elusive and relatively unknown monument. The locals know it as the Byzantine church. It’s the oldest standing monument of the entire Meteora region, with a truly fascinating story embedded on its walls,

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The Minyans: The story behind the myth (Part 2)

The Minyans: The story behind the myth (Part 2)

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Continuing from Part 1 In this second part, we attempt to investigate any connections of the pro-Greeks Minyans to Meteora and the possibility of incredible ancient engineering feats lurking hidden right under our noses. In the first part, we investigated the massive engineering project that these prehistoric people undertook in Lake Kopais, at a period

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Minyans, the story behind the myths (Part 1)

Minyans, the story behind the myths (Part 1)

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Proto-Greeks in the prehistory When we were kids, we were hearing stories of great realms, heroes and kings that once existed in our forgotten distant past. These early inhabitants of prehistoric Greece lived and thrived more than 5,000 to 6.000 years ago. A faint memory of their existence survived inside our legends and in the

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