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60 second histories
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date: 12 Sep
September 12th 490BC*  -  There has always been many myths and legends surrounding this famous battle – one of the earliest recorded. Much of our information comes from the “Father of History” Herodotus who wrote his Histories about 40 years after the event in the 450s BC having used many eye witness accounts. The result of the battle was crucial...
tags:
  • Ancient Greece
  • This week in history
date: 06 Apr
8th April 1820 Little could Alexandros of Antioch have thought around 150BC that his statue would take on propaganda value nearly 2000 years later? In 1815 the French were forced to hand back the Medici Venus, then thought of as the finest piece of Greek classical sculpture, after Napoleon had looted it. The new statue,discovered five years later...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Ancient Greece
  • Classical Art
  • Emperors
  • Sculpture