Κυριακή, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Τρίτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Sing along!

Mrs. B and Mr. H are two passionate history teachers based in Honolulu, Hawaii, who thought of an ingenious and fun way to teach history: they write history-based music parodies!

You can follow their channel History for Music Lovers on Youtube HERE.

These wonderful history teachers have created the following song-lessons related to ancient Greece.

*Watch out: the lyrics and tunes are catchy and you may find yourself singing "I'm from Crete, I'm Minoan" in no time!

Ancient Minoan Civilization




The Odyssey




Greek philosophers





Macedonia


Κυριακή, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2011

For lack of cement



Advertisement of the cement company Shriram in India, released in July 2010.
This is one of a series showing ancient ruined monuments like the Colloseum and the Sphinx.
The tagline of the whole campaign is "Unfortunately since 1987".

[Found via a la espera (originally HERE)]

Σάββατο, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Impossible is Nothing



An Adidas advertisement for the company's "great olympian sale, August 13 to 31, 2004" with the motto "Impossible is nothing".

[Found via A la espera (originally HERE)]

It features the marble relief base of a kouros statue found in Kerameikos (510 B.C.), now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.



Comparing the two images one enters an interesting game of "spotting the differences"...

Τετάρτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Greek antiquity in Google Doodles

Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.
Want to know more about Google Doodles? Click HERE.


Google on December 23, 2010



A whole bunch of Google Doodles for every day of the 2004 Athens Olympics
(presented here from closing to opening ceremony)