)The country i have choosen is Greece.



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Greek Flag



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Greek Culture I only know this name for this picture very sorry about that.

Greek Culture- The people of Greece were very religious and still are today. They believed in Greek Gods I will tell you more about that in the next section. Another activity in their culture is Art. They Greek people would make portraits and sculptures of Greek Gods.

The Men, Women, and Children- Men would run the Government and spend most of their time away from home. They also in the fields they would be Cropping, Sailing, Hunting, Manufacturing, or Trading which is for fun. The Sports they would enjoy are Wrestling, Horseback Riding, and famous Olympic Games. When men wanted to be entertained they would out to party Women and daughters weren't allowed to attend it.
Women- Greek women and freedom outside their homes.They were allowed to attend Weddings, Funerals, Religious Festivals, and were allowed to see their neighbors only for a certain amount of time. The Women were in charge of the house ad kids. Most women didn't do their homework themselves. They had slaves who were also females they would cook, clean, and do Farm work. They would also tutor young male children. Wives and Daughters were not allowed to watch the Olympic Games. The participants in the games did not wear cloths. Chariot Racing is the only thing women could win.
Children- The Children were considered youth until they were the age 30. When a child was born to ancient Greek family, a naked father carried his child, in a ritual dance, around the household. Friends and relatives sent gifts. The family decorated the doorway of their home with a wreath of olives (for a boy) or a wreath of wool (for a girl). Link " http://www.crystalinks.com/greekculture.html"

Easter Traditions- According to the Greek religious calendar, Easter is the most important festival of the Greeks, hence huge celebrations are marked to make the occasion more special. Ancient rituals are associated with Greek Easter traditions like during the Holy Week all the churches witness great gathering as many believe that this is the actual time to devote oneself in sacrosanct dwelling of mind and enliven the ‘Passion of Lord’. Greek Easter is invariably known as “Pascha” and the word is etymologically derived from the Jewish term “Pasah” which means “Passover”.

However, Easter according to Greek tradition mean “Lambrí” or Brightness, as the day is associated with the resurrection of Christ. Traditions of Greek Easter are also based on many beliefs such as on March 1st, it is customary for mothers to adorn bracelets for their children made of red and white string tied onto the wrists of the children.
The bracelets are worn until the Midnight Mass is over. When the traditional bonfires are lit, the bracelets are removed and thrown into the fires. Traditional Greek Easter, however begins with the Apokries, before the season of Lent, during which three feasts are held known as ‘Protofoni’ or ‘First Voice’, Kreatini’ or ‘Meat Filled’ and Tirini’ or ‘Cheese Filled’. Through out this entire duration of Apokries, people pay visit to their neighbors, friends and close relatives.
http://www.greekliving.net/greek-easter-traditions/
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Greek Mythology.


Greek Mythology- In Greece what makes it so popular The Greek Gods. The God of Olympian his name is Zeus. The Gods are people who are superhuman who can stay beautiful for a long time. Another things are the Mystical creatures of Greece. Have you ever heard of the story Hercules. If you have then you would know about the monsters he had successfully destroyed. Another example is the movie Percy Jackson and The Lighting Thief. This movie shows all the gods and goddesses. Here are some names you might have heard of. Athena she is Goddess of War and Wisdom it is told she is the favorite daughter of Zeus. Another is Posidon he is the God of the Sea and Ocean. Another is Hades he is the God of the Underworld. It was has been told that he wanted to be God of Olympian as well as Zeus. So Zeus tricked him thats how he became the God of the Underworld.

Here are Facts-
Population: 10.939.771 (2001 - inventory)
More than 4 millions Greeks are estimated to live abroad, including over 2 millions in America.
Sex distribution: Male 49,6% , Female: 50,4% (2001).
Population by areas: Urban: 57,7%, Rural: 42,3% (1991).
Area (sq. km): 131.957
Density: 82,9 inhabitants per sq. km. (2001)
Birth rate: 9,72 per 1000 inhabitants (1997)
Life expectancy: males 74,6 years (1990), Females 79,40 years (1990)
Capital city: Athens (3.192.606 inhabitants - 2001)


Lakes
There are 21 lakes which total 59,890 hectares in area (and 14 artificial lakes), while the 33 deltas of the greek rivers cover 327,100 hectares.

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Name
Geographical Region
Area (km2)
Trichonis
Sterea Ellada
95,840
Volvi
Macedonia
70,353
Vegoritis
Macedonia
54,311
Bistonis
Thraki
45,030
Koronia
Macedonia
42,823
Mikri Prespa
Macedonia
42,541
Megali Prespa
Macedonia
39,040
Kerkini
Macedonia
37,688
Kastoria
Macedonia
28,655
Ioannina
Epirus
19,470
Iliki
Sterea Ellada
19,118
Doiranis
Macedonia
15,350
Amvrakia
Sterea Ellada
14,477
Lisimachia
Sterea Ellada
13,085
Petron
Macedonia
12,294
Data from Army Geographical Service

Rivers
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River
Length (km)
Aliakmon
297
Acheloos
220
Pinios (Thessalia)
205
Evros (*)
204
Nestos (*)
130
Strymonas (*)
118
Thiamis
115
Alfios
110
Arachthos
110
Enipefs
84
Evrotas
82
Assopos
80
Louros
80
Sperchios
80
Megdovas
78
Axios (*)
76
Aoos (*)
70
Gallikos
70
Ladonas
70
Mornos
70
Pinios (Peloponissos)
70
(*) length of river on Greek territory
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"http://www.hellas-guide.com/about_greece/geography.html"


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The Rivers and Lakes in Greece- There are 21 Lakes and Rivers in Greece. The Largest Lake in Greece is called "Sea" of Trichonis. It is Located in the Mountains outside Agrinio followed by more lakes, and many say a very beautiful and calm place to relax at. A Longest River in Greece The Aliakmonas at 297 km in length.

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Mediterranean Sea


The Seas and Oceans of Greece- The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean which is surrounded by the Mediterranean region. But the other two seas are called the West of Greece is Ionean Sea, and Aegean Sea. There are no Oceans located in Greece but there is one near the Mediterranean Sea as i put in the first sentence.

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The Fat Greek Place.

Greek Food- This is a picture of Lamb, Salad, and Shrimp. Did I mention that they sell this in Honolulu, the Restaurant. Another type of Food Tsoureki its actually Scarlett eggs tucked into its braided crown of hallmarks Tsoureki and classic Easter Bread. Hot Cross Buns its very good yummy baked bread with Frosting on the top. Its not Cinnamon Buns or Rolls. Last thing I am saying but not the least Shrimp Scampi it is made from Rome but the Greeks made there own also they add something extra to it. But it is not to be told to anyone not even myself. But it is very delicious i recommend you to try this dish. For I have tried it myself.
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City of Athens
1988, Manfred Kauffman along with a Team from the University of Tubingen and Cincinnati excavated this site further. Findings included arrowheads that dated to the 12 Century BC. He is also reported to have found a deep ditch around the city, as Kauffman explains this ditch would be means of defense of a much larger city than originally thought.
However, it was still unclear which level of the city was Homer’s Troy of 1200 BC, which was destroyed by the Greeks, as there are nine consecutive levels of occupation at Hisarlick. There are two levels that fit this period which are named Troy VI and Troy VII, archaeologists are agreeable to VII, which was destroyed by Fire in 1250 BC-1200BC.
At this time, as told by Homer’s Iliad the King of Troy, was Priam, which waged war upon the Trojans by the Achaeans (Greeks) over Helen, the wife of Agamemnon, who was kidnapped by Paris, the Prince of Troy. As Paris refused to return Helen, the War is thought to have lasted about ten years or more and eventually the Greeks won by using the deception of offering the Trojans a statue of a Horse as a gift that they would take inside the Walls of Troy, once inside the statue was filled with the Greek warriors that were able to open the Gates of Troy allowing the Greeks to overcome, burn and pillage the city.
Other references to the City of Troy include Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.
The language spoken in the ancient city of Troy is not certain, but thought that the inhabitants, Trojans could understand Greek.
http://www.greekliving.net/ancient-city-of-troy/

Thank you for reading my page about Greece.