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At 16 Champollion had already mastered six ancient Oriental languages, in
addition to Latin and Greek, and delivered a paper before the academy of
Grenoble, Fr., in which he asserted, incorrectly, that Coptic was the ancient
language of ...
Mangalia was built on the ruins of an ancient Greek city that was founded in the
6th century bc. A 15th-century Turkish mosque and an ancient tomb (4th century
ad) are situated in Mangalia. Three churches, built one on top of another, and ...
Delphi, seat of the most important ancient Greek temple and oracle of Apollo. It
lay in the territory of Phocis on the steep lower slope of Mount Parnassus, about 6
miles (9.65 km) from the Gulf of Corinth. Delphi was considered by the ancient ...
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