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    Posted: 31-Oct-2004 at 01:36

I've done further serious research into this topic and reached the conclusion that ancient Greek society was not simply modern Greece without technology.

The following kylix / drinking cups and amphora illustrate proof positive that there was electricity in ancient Greece (well - in their Italian colonies - all examples were found there AFAIK) - how else would they plug in their laptops, cell-phones and palm pilots? Look at the originals and you be the judge.

School scene: "Teacher with laptop" - Museum collection: Berlin F2285 - ca. 480 BC - Caere

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/image?lookup=Perseus:im age:1992.07.0230

"Youth with laptop" - Museum collection: Philadephia 4842 - ca. 480 BCE - Orvieto

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/image?lookup=Perseus:im age:1991.07.0053

School: "Teacher, student with cellphone" - Museum collection: Louvre G 457 - ca. 440 BCE - Cerveteri

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/image?lookup=Perseus:im age:1992.06.0671

"Athena with palm pilot" - Museum collection: Munich 2314 - Ca 480 BCE - Vulci

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/image?lookup=Perseus:im age:1990.34.0425

 
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Edited by vagabond - 25-May-2008 at 22:18
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  Quote Master of Puppets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2004 at 07:25
I must say - some impressive evidence.
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Great!!Clap I never knew that before.Shocked Thanks man.LOL
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  Quote Vorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-May-2008 at 22:53
Reminds me an old joke:

A Greek and a Brit debate.
"Guess what we found under the London tower", says the Brit.
"What?"
"Telephone lines. That means we had telephones back in the middle ages"
"Really? Guess what we found under the Acropolis.", answers the Greek.
"What?"
"Nothing. That means we already had mobile phones."
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  Quote The Hidden Face Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-May-2008 at 01:26
Man, look at the thread! That's why I love the old AE so much. We had amazing history geeks then. Cheers


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  Quote Flipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-May-2008 at 18:33
Ahahahahaahhahahahaha, that was really funny. Good job! Cheers

This beats Liakopoulos (for those who don't know, he's a TV guy trying to make a living by presenting epic evidence about ancient greek technology) by miles!


Edited by Flipper - 20-May-2008 at 18:42


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  Quote Julius Augustus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-May-2008 at 02:15
Originally posted by Vorian

Reminds me an old joke:

A Greek and a Brit debate.
"Guess what we found under the London tower", says the Brit.
"What?"
"Telephone lines. That means we had telephones back in the middle ages"
"Really? Guess what we found under the Acropolis.", answers the Greek.
"What?"
"Nothing. That means we already had mobile phones."


hahaha good one
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  Quote Akolouthos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2008 at 06:19
Wow. You know I, in my ignorance, would have simply assumed that the laptop in those images was simply a wax pad with a stylus -- the "top" part being used to protect the wax. I feel so stupid now; how foolish have I been all these years, denying the ancient Greek invention of the laptop computer! LOL
 
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  Quote El Pollo Loco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Jun-2008 at 03:19
Can you find any evidence of nuclear technology? I think the god of the sky (whatever his name is) is proof of flight. If you dont fly, who needs a sky god?

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You need rain sometimes and you don't need it at others. Rain comes from the sky, so you pray to the sky god.
 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jun-2008 at 10:51
It is possible, since Humans had thousands of years to develop themselves even before 5000BC. Still, i think Athena is holding a stylus and perhaps A piece of papyrus? The 'screen' could probably be reflection... I dunno..
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