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Araucanians (Mapuche): Homeric Spartans who colonised Chile

According to their own legends, the Mapuche or so called Araucanians by the Spanish, arrived in southern Chile 12,000 years ago, or 10,000 or 3.000 B.C, at Homer's time. Arrival date is not exactly known. They have the proof that this approximate date can be factual and not a myth: An astounding observation that they have recorded and it has survived all these years: they mention that after they arrived the sea level rose and the peninsula now called Chiloe became an island! Nobody has investigated when that happened.

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The Byzantines of Cornwall: Paleologoi

In the common consciousness of the Greeks, Byzantium and its last ruling dynasty, the Palaeologus family came to an end on 29 May 1453, when the last Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus, fell in battle, fighting Mehmet the Conqueror and his marauding hordes.

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The Greek Paleologus in Barbados, Caribbean

American tourists to the Caribbean are amazed by the Greek influence. A subjugated people, without a country, the Greek culture made its mark in the new world. Greek mariners, with Hispanic names navigated the waters. But, the Greek language also made its mark on the Caribbean.

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The Persian Invasion in Greece: Marathon

The Battle of Marathon took place in September 12th, 490 BCE*, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian Imperial force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes.

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History of Alexander the Great - part 2

Part 2 - Life and history of Alexander the Great. The unstoppable and unbeatable Greek leader Alexander is conquering one by one the territories of the vast Persian empire on his way to India... The battles, the tactics, the genius strategics...

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History of Alexander the Great - part 1

Part 1 - Life and history of Alexander the Great. Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle...

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Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

When 28 civilians were killed in Athens, it wasn’t the Nazis who were to blame, it was the British. Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith reveal how Churchill’s shameful decision to turn on the partisans who had fought on our side in the war sowed the seeds for the rise of the far right in Greece today

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