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The Rion Antirion bridge by Spiros Papavasiliou

The Rion Antirion bridge

In 1880, Harilaos Trikoupis became Prime Minister of Greece. Born in Messolonghi, one of the main cities on the North coast of the Corinth Gulf strait, he had the vision of a bridge joining the people from Achaia (Peloponnese) and Etoloakarnania (North Western Greece). The bridge project was discussed at the Greek parliament at the end of the 19th century. However such a project was not technically feasible until the late 20th century and it was one hundred years later that the Greek State decided to invite tenders for building a fixed link on the Corinth Gulf strait.

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The smart Neanderthals by Spiros Papavasiliou

The first Europeans have often been presented as brutes driven to extinction by a superior African race. But now there are doubts. Palaeontological findings in Spain and other countries indicate that the European Neanderthals were smarter than had been thought and almost equal to the African Cro-Magnons. It remains a mystery why the Neanderthals disappeared from the face of the earth some 30,000 years ago.

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The Sport of Footbag by Gus Leous

Footbag Player

Footbag is a growing sport, played mostly in North America (United States and Canada), though there are a rapidly growing number of footbag clubs and players around the world. Frequently referred to as "Hacky Sack" (a product manufactured by Wham-O, Inc.), footbag has existed as a competitive sport in several forms since the 1970's. There are a substantial number of footbag tournaments and festivals each year.

Competitive footbag is governed by the International Footbag Committee (IFC), which publishes the official Rules of Footbag Sports.
The most popular competitive footbag sports are Footbag Net and…

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The story of the Nashville Parthenon by Fotopoulou Sophia

Replica of the statue of Athena

In the 1840's educator Philip Lindsay thought that Nashville should encourage the ideals of Classical Greek education such as Philosophy and Latin and be known as the Athens of the West and that nick name became synonymous with Nashville until the title of Music City arrived with the dawn of the Country music influences of the 1930's.

In 1895 Tennessee searched for a way to commemorate its 100-year anniversary and decided on a centennial exposition to be staged in its capitol of Nashville. With Nashville being known as the Athens of the West, they thought what…

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