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Agamemnon was the king of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army in the Trojan War of Homer’s Illiad. He is presented as a great warrior but selfish ruler, famously upsetting his invincible champion Achilles and so prolonging the war and suffering of his men. A hero from Greek mythology, there are no historical records of a Mycenaean king of that name but the city was a prosperous one in the Bronze Age and there perhaps was a real, albeit much shorter, Greek-led attack on Troy.

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Archaeologists have uncovered six cases of #cancer while studying the bodies of ancient Egyptians who were buried long ago in the #DakhlehOasis. The finds include a toddler with #leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (#HPV). https://buff.ly/2KkkhQ5 #mummy #ancientegypt
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#Construction projects in #Rome often unearth incredible artifacts from the city’s rich history. Work on a new subway line, for instance, has led to the discovery of ancient army barracks, the remains of imperial homes and centuries-old peach pits imported from #Persia. So it is not entirely surprising that electrical technicians laying cables near the Tiber River recently found the remains of a luxurious building, which, as the Local Italy reports, may be one of the earliest churches in Rome. Read more: https://buff.ly/2MRHgQv #archaeology #roman
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The Byzantine Empire, often called the Eastern Roman Empire or simply Byzantium, existed from 330 to 1453 CE. With its capital founded at Constantinople by Constantine I (r. 306-337 CE), the Empire varied in size over the centuries, at one time or another, possessing territories located in Italy, Greece, the Balkans, Levant, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

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On the weekend of 15 & 16 Septemer 2018, we were part of +UNESCO Heritage Lab at the UNESCO HQ in Paris. Here's a video with our impressions of this event! We're very proud to have attended and sponsored this digital technology and cultural heritage event during the European Heritage Open Days. Together with Time Passport and +Timeless Travels Magazine we presented our projects to the public and the lovely Maison de l'UNESCO staff. #europeanheritagedays
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The Abbey of Saint John at Müstair, located in the village of Müstair in Canton Graubünden, Switzerland, is an early medieval Benedictine monastery dating to the late 8th century CE that became an abbey in 1163 CE.

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The play Agamemnon was written by one of the greatest Greek tragedians Aeschylus (c. 525 – 455 BCE), “Father of Greek Tragedy.” Older than both Sophocles and Euripides, he was the most popular and influential of all tragedians of his era.

https://buff.ly/2zmVt3C #Agamemnon #Theatre #AncientGreece #History #AncientHistory #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia
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The Siege of Acre in 1291 CE was the final fatal blow to Christian Crusader ambitions in the Holy Land. Acre had always been the most important Christian-held port in the Levant, but when it finally fell on 18 May 1291 CE to the armies of the Mamluk Sultan Khalil, the Christians were forced to flee for good and seek refuge on Cyprus. The Fall of Acre, as the shocking defeat became widely known in the West, was the last chapter of the Crusade story in the Middle East.

https://buff.ly/2xIaI55 #Medieval #Religion #Christianity #History #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia
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