Posts Tagged ‘mediterranean’

The Antikythera Shipwreck and its Treasures

Apr 05

The Philosopher of AntikytheraThe Antikythera Shipwreck

A heavy storm more than 2,000 years ago was the cause of a treasure of tremendous archaeological and technological importance to disappear in the deep sea in what is known as the Antikythera Shipwreck (Greek: Ναυάγιο των Αντικυθήρων), where it remained hidden until AD 1900, when another heavy storm became the cause of it to come back to light. But let’s take the story from the… middle! […]

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The Mediterranean Diet

Mar 05

Oven-baked fish with vegetables and potatoesMost of you have heard about the Mediterranean diet and its beneficial effect on our health. What you probably did not know is that the Mediterranean diet, and especially its variations adopted by people living in Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco, is actually on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. To be more precise, the four countries proposed a declaration to UNESCO about the Mediterranean diet, with the aim to demonstrate its diversity and raise awareness about its importance. Indeed, on the 24th of November 2010, UNESCO decided […]

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