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Things you never knew about Bristol

From a monkey skeleton, hidden treasure and a pub on wheels to disobedient gardeners, blankets and a Methodist preacher. Bristol has a secret history that’s rich with weird and largely unknown facts. Below, we list ten of the best.

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A Brief Historical Survey of Cyprus

Cyprus, Greek Kípros, Turkish Kıbrıs, an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea renowned since ancient times for its mineral wealth, superb wines and produce, and natural beauty.

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Aesop's Fables: Tales and videos

Aesop, (Greek:Αἴσωπος, 620–564 BCE), was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables.

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The Naming of the Days in English, Latin and Greek

We speak the names of the gods on a daily basis and most people do not even realise it. Every day of the week, religious and non-religious people alike follow the old pagan tradition of giving thanks to the gods of old.

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What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like

The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.
Scroll down to listen to the music.

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The Latin alphabet derives from Greek Chalcidian

The Greeks were the first Europeans to learn to write with an alphabet, and from them alphabetic writing spread to the rest of Europe, eventually leading down to all modern European alphabets.

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Minoans have been to America before Columbus

Sounds unbelievable, but may be true. Numerous findings seem to concede that the Minoans were keen navigators who crossed the Atlantic. They created colonies even in Canada and exploited local copper mines. All this before Columbus!

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