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A Brief History On an unknown date, about the mid 2nd Millennium BC, the ancient world was rocked by one of the largest volcanic eruptions and explosions in Human history. Digging Deeper The Island of Thera, also known as Santorini was populated by people of the Minoan culture, located in the Aegean Sea north of Crete.  The volcanic event was so large, that much of the island collapsed into the sea, killing virtually all inhabitants in that area and devastating nearby islands as well. This gigantic event was calculated in 1991 to have displaced over 39 cubic kilometers of dense…

A Brief History Whether you know this Greek Hero as Herakles, Heracles, or Hercules, and whether you picture him as played by Arnold Schwarzenneger or Kevin Sorbo, this man who has come to symbolize all that is strong and heroic did not always have it so good himself. Digging Deeper Born of the God Zeus and a mortal mother, this demi-god was hated by Hera, Queen of the Gods and wife of Zeus, although at first his true identity was hidden from Hera, who nursed him as a baby.  Possessing incredible strength even then, the little Hercules sucked so hard…

A Brief History Between 415 and 413 BCE a battle for Syracuse on the Island of Sicily was fought between the forces of Athens and the forces of Sparta.  Athens and Sparta had been engaged in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE) for control of Greece and its environs in the Mediterranean.  This battle proved so debilitating to Athens that the war with Sparta was as good as lost, although Athens managed to hold on for a remarkable 10 more years. Digging Deeper Athens was the dominant city state of Northern Greece, while Sparta was the reigning heavyweight champ of Southern…

A Brief History As it is said, “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it” (George Santayana, but you will see this quotation in many different forms), today we will go way back into History and find some things that may be worth repeating after all, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  This list consists of the generally accepted list of “wonders” but feel free to nominate anything you think belongs on this list.  (Note: List is by age, starting with the oldest.) Digging Deeper 7.  Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt), 2561BCE. The only one on…

A Brief History Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 2 Deaths linked to Superbug! Comet Lovejoy visible over United States! Digging Deeper Headlines, articles, newspapers, magazines, books, journals, letters, texts, emails and blogs, we are bombarded with information. Our world society values the exchange of ideas, facts, fictions, beliefs and questions. Welcome to the information age. The exchange of information is important in our global society. Most people have access to a device that can singlehandedly access most of all recorded human information in seconds. A byproduct of information is the distribution of knowledge. Knowledge, by its nature, requires reflection…

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