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NEA ALIKARNASSOS DESCENDANTS OF ANCIENT GREECE, A WORLD WONDER, MINOR ASIA AND CRETE

Other official historic names of Nea Alikarnassos are: Halicarnassus, Halikarnassos, Alikarnassos and Bodrum.

Very close to Alikarnassos and in the wider region of Caria there are ancient artifacts and tombs of Mycenaeans (1500BC-1200BC). This is evidence of one of the origins of Nea Alikarnassos citizens. Another proven origin is from a Dorian colony. In ancient Greece, Alikarnassos appears as a member of The Dorian Hexapolis that included Kos, Cnidus, Lindos, kameiros and Ialysos. However, Alikarnassos was expelled from this union, when one of it’s citizens Agasicles did not dedicated his trophy from the Triopian games to Triopian Apollo. Later, in the 5th century, Alikarnassos was under the commands of Artemisia I of Caria. She is famous for her participation as a naval commander in the battle of Salamis.

Between 404 BC to 358 BC, Caria (including Alikarnassos) was part of the Persian Empire and the King was Hecatomnus who established the Hecatomnid Dynasty. He had three sons: Mausolus, Idrieus, Pixodarus and two daughters: Artemisia and Ada. Artemisia married her brother Mausolus and Ada married her brother Idrieus.

Mausolus made Alikarnassos capital of Caria and developed a lot the city with his wife Artemisia II. He died in 353 BC and Artemisia decided to construct a magnificent tomb in memory of her husband, King Mausolus and for herself. This tomb is widely known as Mausoleum, one of the 7 Wonders of The Ancient World.

Idrieus the brother of Artemisia II of Caria succeeded her. In 344 BC, Idrieus died and he was succeeded by his wife and sister Ada. In 340 BC Pixodamus succeeded Ada. He died in 350 BC and he was succeeded by his son in law Orontobates with the approval of King Darius III of Persia. This was the end of The Persian occupation of Nea Alikarnassos.

It is remarkable that King Alexander The Great entered Caria in 334 BC and passed the goverment of the region to Artemisia. She in turn adopted King Alexander in order to ensure the continue of Caria Kingdom. However, the Persians who lost the war destructed many constructions of Alikarnassos and the wider area of Caria. Alikarnassos never recovered form the destruction.

The current town of Nea Aliarnassos started to be built mainly to the east, southeast of the center of Heraklion city after the end of Greek-Turkish war and the Minor Asia Catastrophe in 1922 by The Greek goverment and the refugees.

In present time, Nea Alikarnassos is a well constructed suburb of Heraklion city in Crete, Greece. A unique characteristic of this place is that it hosts the Heraklion International Airport, The Industrial area of Heraklion and it is located very close to Heraklion port and the center of Heraklion city. The majority of it’s constructions are built on rocky ground, making it also a safer place from earthquakes. Other unique characteristics are that the majority of Nea Alikarnassos residents are descendants of a World Wonder (Mausoleum), Minor Asia and Ancient Greece ( Mycenaens, Dorians, Carians, Macedonians). Finally, the residents of Nea Alikarnassos were mixed through marriages with many Cretans from various places of Crete after the establishment of the town in 1922. So, multiculture and convergence of civilizations is another unigue characteristic of Nea Alikarnassos residents.

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common prophecies for greece and the world

Holly fathers like Saint Paisios the Agioritis, Saint Kosmas the Etolos other saints and monks have made predictions about the future.

Here are some important points from the prophecies:

There will be hard time for Greece so that many people will feel hungry.

Greece will take many loans, that will be difficult to pay.

High taxes will be imposed to people and businesses that they cannot pay.

The time of a short war between Greece and Turkey will have approached, when you hear in the media, that Greece will expand the sea borders from 6 miles to the 12 miles.

People will be filed and all their personal information will be identified through unique numbers.

People in Greece will be very disappointed by politicians and they will run after them.

Turkey will become “pieces”. Many of them will die, many of them will go to the depth of Turkey and many of them will be christened.

Constantinople will be given to Greece after the Russian-Turkish war by The Great Powers and the acceptance of Russia. The former Greek King of Greece will interfere for this issue.

Greece will remain neutral to the Russian-Turkish war and other wars.

There will be a time of political instability. A King who will come up from the people will reign Greece.

All those who will survive from the wars, will eat with “silver” spoons.

The paricipation of The Great Powers and other countries in regional wars will be The third world war.

Many people might be critical to these predictions, however many predictions that concerned the past of Greece have come true and only time will prove if they are right or wrong.

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11 Facts and truths about the british royals

  1. HM Queen Elizabeth is the oldest Monarch who reigns in the world.
  2. HRH Prince Philip has served as Prince of United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries with great devotion to HM Queen Elizabeth and his people. British Royals patron and support a great number of Charities and Organisations. HRH Prince Philip deserves to be crowned King of United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries for the rest of his life as he has passed successfully numerous “tests” that were put by HM Queen Elizabeth.
  3. All British Royals are hard working and deserve the sponsorship they receive from The Public of United Kingdom.
  4. HRH Princess Diana will be remembered forever in United Kingdom and globally as the most loving Princess and The Princess that will leave a legacy through her two sons HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry.
  5. HRH Prince Charles is the First who will succeed HM Queen Elizabeth in the reign of United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries. He has also passed numerous “tests” put by HM Queen Elizabeth.
  6. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will become Queen when HRH Prince Charles becomes a King. This means she has a great responsibility to get as many experience as it is possible from the lives and work of HM Queen Elizabeth, HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Charles.
  7. HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry will get the highest ranks in The British and Commonwealth Countries Armed Forces, during the reign of HRH King Charles.
  8. The British Royals have to focus on a great number of internal countries affairs to deal and solve the next years and enjoy the benefits of the hard work of the previous decades.
  9. HRH Prince Michael, HRH Princess Michael, The Honourable Lord Frederick and Lady Gabriella have gained great experience during their lives and work. United Kingdom will benefit greatly by the employment of their services so it will be fair enough to be valuable for The Duties of The British Monarchy.
  10. The British Royals have a great wealth of resources to exploit and invest for the improvement of United Kingdom.
  11. The greatest benefit for The British Royals during the next decades is to maintain peace, prosperity and enjoy all goods of life….

Great Saturday – the resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Holy week ends on Great Saturday with The resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Christians all over the world celebrate the win of life against death and the spread of the joyful message that The Son of God resurrected.

Pilgrims are gathered in and around the churches in order to listen and watch the relevant Mass Service. This day also signifies the punishment of The Betrayer Judas, who betrayed Jesus Christ.

The pilgrims prepare an effigy of Judas that is burnt on Great Saturday in order to signify the punishment of betrayers.

A brief description from The New Testament states what happened for the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

“The burial of Jesus Christ watched from a distance, Mary Magdalini, Maria of Klopa and Salomi. These women knew where Jesus was buried, so they went to the market in order to buy perfumes. However, they waited The Great Saturday to pass since this day no tasks were allowed. So early on Sunday morning they ran towards the tomb in order to put the perfumes on the body of Jesus.

As they were approaching they spoke to each other: <Who will remove the heavy stone from the gate of the monument?>

Nevertheless, they witnessed that the heavy stone was missing from the entrance. Their surprise became great fear, when they entered the tomb. Instead of finding the body of Jesus, they saw an angel to sit on the right of the tomb. His face was shining like the sun and his clothes were white like the snow.

The angel calmed them down by saying: <Why are you seeking the alive among the dead? He is not here, but he resurrected. Here is the place he was put. Go and tell to his students, that he will wait for them in Galilea.>

But what had happened?

Jesus Christ had been resurrected between midnight of Saturday towards early Sunday morning. Then an angel from the sky came down and moved the stone from the tomb entrance. He did it for the women who had to see the tomb empty.

It is said that an earthquake happened during the resurrection and the guards fell down with their face towards the ground from their fear. When, the guards recovered, they ran towards the Head Priests and described the happenings. They could not believe it, so the priests gave money to the guards in order not to tell to anyone that Jesus resurrected.

In the meantime, the women ran to the students of Jesus to announce the good news. However, they saw the resurrected Jesus in front of them. They approached him with joy and fear and Kneeled.

He gave them courage by saying: <Do not be afraid. Go to my students and tell them to wait for me in Galilea. There we will meet.

Indeed, the eleven students went to Galilea. They found him, they worshiped and they listened him saying: <Go to every nation, to teach the gospel. You will baptize them in the Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit>……

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Everytime, there are elections, I wish the most skillful, qualified and experienced candidates to be elected.

In this case, I believe the nation would be improved in many sectors.

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Thoughts fROM THE Present century for the Hellenic war of independence

The Hellenic war of Independence against The Ottoman Empire was ignited the first days of March and was declared officially and more widely on 25, March, 1821 in some territories of Greece by notable patriots like Paleon Patron Germanos, Papaflessas, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Andreas Miaoulis, Konstantinos Kanaris and others.

However, the Greek Revolution was prepared some years ago in 1814 by a secret organisation named “Filiki Eteria”. It is admirable how the Greeks started the Revolution even if they had to start fighting against significantly more powerful joint armed forces like The Ottoman Empire and Egypt.

It is notable that The Ottoman Empire occupied Greece for about 400 hundred years before the start of The Revolution. The Hellenic war of independence took place from 1821 until 1830.

In the beginning of the war, Greeks were fighting alone but later “Three Great Powers” named United Kingdom, France and Russia supported significantly Greece with their fleets, army and finance.

So Greeks have to be grateful to these “Great Powers” because they would not have gained their independence without them.

The last time, it is noticed increased hostility between Greece and Turkey for various reasons, like the sea borders, petrol and gas reserves in Greece. These resources should have been exploited much earlier, so that Greece could have paid gradually his big debt and Greek people had not suffered from austerity and other derived consequences.

Tomorrow, we complete 198 years, since the declaration of The Greek-Ottoman war. Greeks, Philhellenes and The Greek diaspora march and celebrate this national feast.

These are some thoughts from the present century, concerning The Greek War of Independence.

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Challenge-Charity Driving Race: “Eurasian Tiger” against “Jigger”

Hi Cretan people, Hellenic people, European people, Asian people, Oceanian people, African people, American people,

This is the driver with the nickname “Eurasian Tiger”.  I challenge the driver with the nickname: “Jigger” to a charity and friendly driving race in the streets, roads, and highways of Heraklion city.

Terms.

No 1. We pick one of our private cars,

No 2. We pick fuel of our choice.

No 3. The streets, roads and highways that we will cross, will be liberated for any use by Cretan people and residents of Heraklion city, instead of liberation by Armed Forces. The local police will screen all foreign residents, that will qualify for up to three years stay.. The local people who will watch us cross their homes, businesses and properties are requested to deposit any amount they can afford at the bank account of The Archdiocese of Crete “God’s Delight” or The Box-office of the same divine authority with the nickname “Archangels”. The revenues will be shared for the following purposes:

a)Finance of food and drinks to poor “MegaloKastrites” people, distributed by The Spiritual Centers of the local churches.

b)Supermarket coupons of 30 Euros to low income local families, every week for products of basic needs.

c)Finance of Mass Triple play Internet Services contracts to low income families with at least one member that holds a Basic Computer Driving License.  The Mass Contracts will be designated  to any of The Internet Services Providers, that will offer them with minimum cost for 12-36 months.

No.4.

If the local authorities do not accept or do not participate, we also have the right to abandon Crete island and make a similar double race at our wives homecities.  One in Stockholm and one in London.

Order by Their Majesties British and Swedish Queen Mothers.

To be continued….

P.S.  A Small Revelation before the Second Presence happens:

The small name of The Swedish-Hellenic-American- Tiger with the nickname “Jigger” is John.

The small name of The “Eurasian Tiger” is Michael from E-BCR.

No more questions or comments are allowed for us-special request-enquiry to our British, Hellenic and Swedish Primeministers.

Similar events-challenges are proposed, escalated to be organized all over world capital cities.

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Testaments-Confessions of 11 British-American Godfathers

Dear British people,

We have gained great wealth through hard work and minor inclined behavior the last 30 years.

We share 90% of our wealth for the following expenses of our families and 900000 poor British families with income less than 9000 pounds for the period 2019-2021 (every month):

  1. 300 pounds for food and drinks,
  2. 300 pounds for bills
  3. 300 pounds for the support of basic and high education of children aged between 5-21 years old.

Applications, approvals and deposits of money to the bank accounts of children’s trustees, through a sponsored website link of The British Labor and Social Policy Ministry.

Documents required:

  1. Proof of yearly family income,

2)Proof of children’s – youngsters’ age,

3)The receipts of every month’s family expenses to be filed and deposited to The “11 Godfathers” Foundation-Finance Committee in order to renew the monthly family finance .

We keep only 10% of our wealth for our retirement.

 

The President of The “11 Godfathers” Trustees,

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Michael Banks

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Best Value for Money Recipes for Middle – High Class People

“MenuTanned Octopus”

1. Ingredients.

1.1. 1-3 kg Fresh or Frozen Octopus

1.2. 100 ml Olive Oil

1.3. 200 gr vinegar

1.4. 200 gr Origano

1.5. 300 gr Lemon Juice

1.6. 5 Roasted Toast Pieces of Wheat Bread

1.7. “Country Salad” with Tiny Tomatoes, virgin olive oil, feta,

30 medium-large olives that have been put in vinegar for maturity and better taste.

1.8. Greek Tzatziki made by a mix of cow-goat yogurt, wine vinegar, tiny slices of cucumber and virgin olive oil.

1.9. 3 Blonde or 3 Black Trappist Beers.

2. Preparation and Cooking

Fresh Octopus: Hit it on a Hard surface for a minimum 2000 times, then bring it in the house, put it in a large plate, cover the octopus

with  origan and vinegar, let it there for a minimum 2 Hours, then put it  in a pan for frying, then put the pan on fire or on “kamineto”, light  the fire and start frying it. Keep frying it until it becomes “tanned”.

When it becomes “tanned” put it in a plate, then pour the lemon juice on, below, right, left, center. Serve it, with the tzatziki and The Three Beers.

3. We eat them and drink them.

4. We offer a Free Bowl of Chilled Chocolate Creme.

Prince Michael Zhou: Maxims and Quotes I

Prince Michael Zhou: Maxims and Quotes I

  1. No more new cars, repair and use the used ones.
  2. Darlings, I don’t pay for sex anymore. If you like me and I like you and you are not someone else’s girlfriend-Come to me.
  3. My dear Naval and Commercial Mariners, We have made a lot of hard work and made a lot of money for more than 21 years. It’s time to leave commercial ships’ and warships’ job, do any kind of land jobs or business, protect our wives and children, support our wives and children-live and enjoy our lives, families and properties.

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Grand Maxims and Great Quotes II

What did you say you want? This?

You can buy it or get it, if:

  • it does not belong to you,

  • or it is for sale,

  • or it is inherited to you,

  • or donated to you,

  • or given to you after agreed exchange,

  • or permitted to be given to you after the analogous work or task,

  • or it is not the only one the owner has,

  • or it is given to you after marriage

  • or you pay the agreed price to the owner

If you get it by war or death or robbery, we have the lawful right to do the same at our own discretion, as we were on legal defense.

©®™Michael Kassotakis, 1991-2111

 

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Herodotus, The Father of History and Anthropology-The Tourist

Herodotus is The Father of History and Anthropology. It is also estimated that he is the first tourist in the world due to the fact that he traveled and stayed in various towns and cities of the ancient world in order to see and visit various tourism sights.

A Brief Overview of the Asia Minor Catastrophe

The Greek – Turkish War of 1919 – 1922 ended to the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922).

It was encouraged by the Western Allies, mainly United Kingdom and the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George who promised Greece, large areas of the Ottoman Empire in case of victory. The Greek Armed Forces occupied Smyrna or Smyrni on 15 May 1919 and many cities, towns in Anatolia up to Eskisehir. Then Turkish forces counter – attacked and reoccupied the conquered land that they had lost by the Greek Armed Forces.

The victory of Turkish Armed Forces, obliged the Allies to renegotiate with the Turkish National Movement a new Treaty in Lausanne. This treaty accepted the sovereignty of Turkey over Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and Constantinople……To be continued.

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