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nadellii

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Ancient Egypt and Greece hav had so much influence over each other, perhaps more than any other ancient civilizations. This article specifically focuses on the impact of Egypt on Ancient Greece.
 
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Ancient Egypt and Greece hav had so much influence over each other, perhaps more than any other ancient civilizations. This article specifically focuses on the impact of Egypt on Ancient Greece.
This article and others I have read show that, chronologically, ancient Egyptian architecture and sculpture inspired the creation of Greek temples and statues, and partially influenced their style. Other authors have claimed that the Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician [a Semitic] alphabet, which I have disproved in a chapter. And, as far as I know, no author of antiquities has claimed influence of paleolithic Occitan (cave) painting and (clay) sculpture on Egypt or on the Greek world. Anyway, the author of the cited article wrote it in order to fight racism against Egyptians, who, as Africans, are presumed to be negroid people. Well, if we look at the ancient Egyptian paintings, statuettes, and the face of the Sphynx, we see that most Egyptian men (with sun tanned faces) and women (with whitish faces) are Caucasian. I claim that the most ancient populations by the Nile, the Hindus River, and many other rivers were ethnically the same -- "Proto-Greek" -- and so were their languages.
 

More than one Minoan Palace on Crete?

I didn't realize that Knossos wasn't the only Minoan Palace on Crete, but from what I understand it might be the largest?

I am planning a trip to Crete soon to see some of the ruins and here is where I plan to visit - did I miss anything?

1. Archaeological Museum of Athens
2. Knossos Palace
3. Malia
4. Phaistos
5. Zakros

Are there any other museums I should visit? I am learning about Minoan culture...

History of the Orthodox Church in Greece

I know that there is some information about the early church in Greece in the Bible.

Are there other resources to check out that aren't online? I am not sure I trust the online sources.

I know that the early church was set up in places like Ephesus, and that Paul did a lot to speak on the things.

Topics to Study in Greek History?

I love learning about Greek history. I think I have a handle on the main aspects of Greek history. For 2023, I would like to delve into some random topics, maybe dive in to some of the major events with more detail, that kind of thing. Here is a list of things I am fascinated about:

- Basic way of life of the Minoans - it seems that they were fairly advanced?
- Delve into some of the aristocratic families in Ancient Athens
- How did Sparta form into the warrior culture?
- The origins of the Greek War for Independence

So far, that is all I have. Does anyone have any ideas?
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