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Eleusian Mysteries & Guide to the Ancient Eleusis

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Situated around 11 miles northwest of Central Athens, the industrial, oil-refinery town of Elefsina captures little of what used to be one of the Ancient World’s most important cultic centers. For nearly 1,000 years, between the early seventh century BC and the late fourth century AD, it was the site of the annual Eleusinian Mysteries: a strange rite revolving around the grain and [...]

2022-05-08T15:19:06+00:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |

Off the Beaten Via: Top 5 of Southern Italy

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Written for TimeTravelRome by Kieren Johns. All roads lead to Rome, or so the old proverb goes. For those of us with an interest in the ancient world, it’s a saying that still very much rings true to this day. Whether it’s a chance to explore the remains of the ancient city itself in the Forum, or the opportunity to get up close [...]

2021-10-14T11:09:36+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tivoli: Myth, History, and Prophecy

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Author: Marian Vermeulen No archeological tour of Italy would be complete without a visit to Tibur, modern Tivoli. The city has a long history, dating back to the 13th century B.C., when colonists from Alba Longa settled on the site. Tibur held a tumultuous relationship with Rome before it fell to its southern neighbors. Rome granted ci