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Many cultures have come and gone, and left relatively little for us to know them by.

But there are a couple of reasons why we know so much about the Greeks.

Firstly, they built monuments in stone. Huge temples and agoras, or market places appeared wherever they settled. They decorated the buildings with scenes of daily life, warfare and sea battles. They buried their dead in graveyards, and the headstones are some of the most poignant sculptures ever made.

Secondly, the Greeks were greatly admired by the Romans, who helped preserve greek drama and other writings. The plays of Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles are still performed today.

So whatever your reason for going to the lands once inhabited by the ancient Greeks, there’s plenty to see and discover.

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