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Greek discovery of Britain
« on: Sunday, 24 November, 2019 @ 14:57:45 »
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Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, a geographer from the Greek colony of Massalia, the modern-day city of Marseille in southern France, was the first-ever Mediterranean person to reach and explore not only Great Britain but as far north as the Arctic Circle.

The intrepid Greek scientist also explored scores of other areas of Northwestern Europe as well in the fourth century BC, and wrote about them in great detail.

The fascinating story of Pytheas is relatively unknown, but his remarkable achievements still inspire scientists today because of his determination to explore what was then viewed as the wild and unknown North, the home of people known only as the “Hyperboreans.”
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/11/24/pytheas-of-massalia-the-first-greek-to-reach-britain-and-the-arctic/

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 03 December, 2019 @ 22:08:52 »
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The Fascinating Three-Thousand-Year Old Story of Greek Presence in Britain

The story of Greek presence on the island of Great Britain, the country we know today as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a tale of trading, entrepreneurship, religion, royalty and war.

It is a fascinating history which goes back in time to the Bronze Age, around four thousand years before our time.

Despite the fact that Great Britain is on the opposite end of the European continent from the nation of Greece, it has always been a place where Greeks had their own presence. For centuries their numbers were relatively small, but their influence was very significant throughout history.

Mycenaean axes, as well as other objects, such as the ”Rillaton Gold Cup” and the ”Pelynt Dagger” have been found in the south of England, more precisely in Cornwall, in the extreme southwestern corner of the island.
https://eu.greekreporter.com/2019/12/02/the-fascinating-three-thousand-year-old-story-of-greek-presence-in-britain/