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15 Glorious Facts About Ancient Greece That Will Amuse You!

Ancient Greece the cradle of architecture, entertainment and literature.
Greece is breathtaking. 

If you are a traveler, you know it! And if you are not, this is the country you must visit at least once in a lifetime.
Here are the most wonderful facts about Ancient Greece you want to lay your hands on.

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15 Glorious Facts About Ancient Greece That Will Amuse You!

15 Glorious Facts About Ancient Greece That Will Amuse You!

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#1. They had variety of Games in the Greek Olympics. But the most wierd game was wrestling. And here is why...

#1. They had variety of Games in the Greek Olympics. But the most wierd game was wrestling. And here is why...

They had to compete in wrestling all naked. And on the top of that there were no rules. Yikes!

#2. An ancient legend has it that in 1180 BC Greek decieved the city of Troy to capture it- The Giant Horse

#2. An ancient legend has it that in 1180 BC Greek decieved the city of Troy to capture it- The Giant Horse

They made a giant wooden horse. The horse was walking past the gates of Troy. The wooden horse seemed like a fun thing to the people of Troy and they allowed it through the gates. Little did the people of Troy know that inside the giant wooden horse, the greek soldiers are hiding.

#3. Ancient people of Greece wouldn't eat Beans. They thought that beans had the soul of the dead.

#3. Ancient people of Greece wouldn't eat Beans. They thought that beans had the soul of the dead.

#4. They invented theater! As large as to hold a crowd of 1500 people.

#4. They invented theater! As large as to hold a crowd of 1500 people.

#5. They loved watching plays and only men were allowed to be actors. They had a very sound acoustical knowledge.

#5. They loved watching plays and only men were allowed to be actors. They had a very sound acoustical knowledge.

Till date, these Open Air Theatres are one of a kind!

#6. Ancient Greece was formed nearly 4,000 years ago. At around 1600 BC.

#6. Ancient Greece was formed nearly 4,000 years ago. At around 1600 BC.

#7. Apart from being great architects, they were great story tellers.

#7. Apart from being great architects, they were great story tellers.

They had stories that would tell them about the World. All their stories had Gods and Demigods, or villains that have risen to prominence in various movies and stories.

#8. They built as many as 300 city-states.

#8. They built as many as 300 city-states.

#9. The chiton is what most of the greek people wore. It is a long cloth wrapped around. But the slaves only could wear a small lion-cloth around the waist.

#9. The chiton is what most of the greek people wore. It is a long cloth wrapped around. But the slaves only could wear a small lion-cloth around the waist.

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#10. Parthenon- the most famous greek temple. They were the first to practice idol worship.

#10. Parthenon- the most famous greek temple. They were the first to practice idol worship.

The statue of Athena was installed in the temple. She was the protector of the city.

#11. The various city-states of Greece were always at war. A truce would have to be called out before Olympics so that everyone would reach Olympia safely.

#11. The various city-states of Greece were always at war. A truce would have to be called out before Olympics so that everyone would reach Olympia safely.

#12. Ancient Greece is the Birthplace of Democracy.

#12. Ancient Greece is the Birthplace of Democracy.

#13. Ancient Greece celebrated many festivals in the honor of their Gods. Infact, the first Olympic games were organized to celebrate the birthday of God Zeus.

#13. Ancient Greece celebrated many festivals in the honor of their Gods. Infact, the first Olympic games were organized to celebrate the birthday of God Zeus.

#14. Holplites were the city-states foot soldiers who fought using spears and swords.

#14. Holplites were the city-states foot soldiers who fought using spears and swords.

#15. Each and every city-state had it's own set of rules and functioning.

#15. Each and every city-state had it's own set of rules and functioning.

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