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#1 Graham Davies

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:57 AM

Ok, let's get away from all this boring (and controversial) political stuff :P and have a look at some REAL history...

An Australian colleague has drawn my attention to the following website.

Winged Sandals: Many teachers may find this site interesting, especially in view of the forthcoming Olympics. It's a delightful multimedia website on Greek Mythology created by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with The University of Melbourne's Centre for Classics and Archaeology. The website is designed for children 6-12 but will certainly have a much wider appeal: http://www.wingedsandals.com

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:43 PM


Could Atlantis have been a part of today's Santorini?

Santorini Eruption and The Legend of Atlantis
"In the modern era, geologic and archeological investigations hint at an intriguing possibility -- that the demise of Atlantis may be related to a catastrophic Bronze Age eruption in the Aegean Sea, which generated a flooded
caldera and destroyed an advanced Minoan civilization living on the island group of Santorini..."
http://www.geology.s.../santorini.html


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:14 PM

Cig,

Could be!!!

I clicked on the link provided in Post#1, and it said it was unavailable. So searching to see if Herodotus ( I am very fond of him, and figured he did) had anything to say about Atlantis,(because most is attributed to Plato), I came upon this:

http://www.atlantisq...m/Writings.html




Have you read any of his writings on the Delphian Oracle?

Edited by Kathy Beckett, 12 August 2008 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:43 PM

Cig,

Could be!!!

I clicked on the link provided in Post#1, and it said it was unavailable. So searching to see if Herodotus ( I am very fond of him, and figured he did) had anything to say about Atlantis,(because most is attributed to Plato), I came upon this:

http://www.atlantisq...m/Writings.html

Thanks, Kath, great info!!!
I've always been interested in the Atlantis and Mu myths.





Have you read any of his writings on the Delphian Oracle?

No, I haven't...



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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:58 PM

If you've any free time between now and the beginning of school, it might be a good time to write a paper of some sort. Guess I'll have to do the same--however, Herodotus' writings on Babylon are quite good, and I may have to write on Delphi here and then start a Babylonian thread for the other.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:22 PM

Kathy,

Yes, I have time but I'm not good at putting my thoughts down on a paper.
But I'll gladly read what you will have to write.
Email me a copy when you finish it.




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