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Greece, is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.
The waters of the Aegean Sea border on Greece to the east, and those of the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas to the west and south.
Greece will host the 17th Mediterranean Games in 2013, with the joint bid by its two cities Volos and Ioannina obtaining 37 votes against 34 for the Croatian city of Rijeka in the second round, the Athens News Agency reported yesterday.
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 Pottery Centre
Pottery ware is part of a larger product group called ceramics that encompasses bricks, cement, sewer pipes, and other industrial products.
Earthenware is a pottery clay mixture that is fired at a lower temperature.
Stoneware pottery is made of a heavier clay mixture that gives it greater strength.
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  Pottery of Ancient Greece Summary
The pottery of ancient Greece is one of the most tangible and iconic elements of ancient Greek art.
Ancient Greeks made pottery for everyday use, not for display; the trophies won at games, such as the Panathenaic amphorae (used for storage), are the exception.
Distinctive pottery that ranks as art was produced on some of the Aegean islands, in Crete, and in the wealthy Greek colonies of southern Italy and Sicily.
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 Pottery - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Due to the large number of pottery factories, or colloquially 'Pot Banks', the City of Stoke-on-Trent in England became known as The Potteries; one of the first industrial cities of the modern era where as early as 1785 200 pottery manufacturers employed 20,000 workers.
Pottery production is a process by which a clay body, clay mixed with other minerals, is shaped and allowed to dry.
Pottery that is fired at temperatures in the 800 to 1200 °C range, which does not vitrify in the kiln but remains slightly porous is often called earthenware or terra cotta.
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 Pottery - MSN Encarta
Pottery from the islands of the Mediterranean and Aegean during the late Bronze Age (1500-1050 bc) and early Iron Age (1050-750 bc), especially from Crete (Kríti) and Cyprus, showed great imagination on the part of the artists, who painted bichrome ware with geometric, abstract, and figurative designs.
At times, pottery shapes were fanciful and seemingly nonfunctional; at other times, in vessels used for ointments and cosmetics, the shapes were quite delicate.
Undecorated fl pottery was used throughout Greek and Hellenistic times, the forms being related either to those of decorated pottery or to those of metalwork.
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 directopedia : Directory : Arts : Crafts : Pottery
Pottery is a form of ceramic technology, where the clay is formed into vessels, generally with utilitarian purposes in mind.
Aesthetic and artistic considerations have often been part of the formation of the pottery vessels, however modern mass production techniques have replaced the traditional role of pottery with mechanized reproduction, which has in turn caused the potter to be more focused on the aesthetic than the utilitarian in industrialized nations.
Pottery is an ancient technology, and is one of the key technologies in the formation of civilization.
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A pottery shard found in an archeological dig can tell the archeologist what materials were used in a given region, where the pottery clay came from, what the firing techniques were and the possible cultural purpose for a given piece.
Pottery covered with hard glazes developed adjunct with glass technology (the earliest glass beads were found in Egypt their date estimated to 3500 BC).
For a glaze to fuse with a given piece of pottery, the glaze must have certain elements which vitrify and are tolerant to the heat of the firing.
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 Ancient Greece Art
Pottery of Ancient Greece - The pottery of ancient Greece is one of the most tangible and iconic elements of ancient Greek art.
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Greece`s great artistic and archaeological treasures are covered in a study packed with illustrations and photographs of the other team or participants, world records, etc..
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 Ancient Greece Pottery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: History of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece to 146 B.C. Introductory.-It is necessary to indicate at the outset the scope and object of the present article.
In Greece they are newcomers, a conquering class comparable to the Norman invaders of England or Ireland~ and like them they have acquired the language of their subjects in the course of a few generations.
ANCIENT AUTHORITIES.-(I.) For the earliest periods of Greek history, the socalled Minoan and Mycenaean, the evidence is purely archaeological.
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 Please title this page. (artgreec.html)
Mosaics in ancient Greece were often used to tell stories of mythology, as well as art forms.
Pottery of ancient Greece was used as storage containers and dinnerware, but also as a form of art.
Ancient Greeks would paint important scenes on the sides of vases to tell stories about war, harvests, kings, mythology....basically anything.
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 Ancient Greecek - Ancient Greece Art
During most of its ancient history, Greece was a disunited land of scattered city-states, and wars between the city-states probably first occurred by the end of the 8th century B.C. The 8th century also saw Greek expansion into southern Italy and Sicily, where city-states from the Greek mainland established their first colonies.
Classical period of ancient Greek history is fixed between 480 B.C., when the Greeks began to come into conflict with the kingdom of Persia to the east and 338 B.C., when Philip II of Macedonia with son Alexander defeated the Greeks.
Links and information on Ancient Greece: Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful...
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 Greek Pottery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Pottery is usually painted with designs related to how the pot was used.
The robbers found tombs of ancient wealthy families and sold the treasures to museums and collectors.
The Black figure (painted on red backgrounds) from the 6th centuries, and the Red figure pottery (painted on fl backgrounds) from the 5th BC, are the most famous styles of pottery painting from ancient Greece.
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 Ancient Rome Lives Again in Taper Hall Basement
Redford, for example, has been studying the evolution of pottery forms, spanning the Chalcolithic period (between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age) and the early Bronze period.
These pottery samples, the oldest in the USC collection, date roughly between 5000 and 3500 B.C. Another student, Irena Pereira, an undeclared sophomore, spent last semester tracing the origins of an unusual bronze and silver jewelry clasp, which looks something like two ornately designed heads of cats or other animals.
Mark Brosnan, a senior majoring in anthropology, is researching Cypriot pottery and trying to trace the historic route of a couple of pieces, comparing the objects to photographs of others with established identities.
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 WKRAC - ARTWorld / Classical Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ancient Greeks did not use plastic or glass because they did not have the technology to make either one.
In the cities of Greece, many craftspeople had workshops near the agora, an open-air marketplace where potters, jewelers, shoemakers, metal workers and others would make and sell their wares.
A lot of what we know about life in Ancient Greece comes from studying the scenes depicted on the many pieces of pottery that were produced there.
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 Slashdoc - role of women in ancient greece and egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
According to Mulrine, some of the pottery of ancient Greece describes the way children were raised and this in turn gives some crucial insight into the role of women living in those times.
Coming of age in ancient Greece was not always easy according to some pieces of pottery, which show a slave girl struggling to lift a heavy load.
While Greece was not one of those societies in the Ancient World that believed sex with temple prostitutes was necessary to promote the regeneration of crops and herds, the non-wife was a very important part of the social system.
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 Ancient greek pottery
The ancient greek pottery is one of the most tangible and iconic elements of ancient Greek art.
The Ancient Greeks made pottery for everyday use, not for display; the trophies won at games, such as the Panathenaic amphorae (wine decanters), are the exception.
In fact, by the 5th century BC, ancient greek pottery had become an industry and pottery painting ceased to be an important art form.
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 Ancient Pottery
This is a lesson plan designed to teach two basic methods of hand built pottery - pinch and slab, using a polymer clay that needs no mixing, does not dry out unless exposed to heat, (so can be left uncovered in between classes), and can be decorated in a number of innovative techniques.
Sources date from ancient to modern times, and represent native pottery crafts and designs from the Orient, Africa, Greece and the Indians of the Americas.
A round or oval canister type of pottery can also be made by cutting a circle or oval for the bottom and a rectangle for the canister.
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 DIA: Galleries - Ancient Art
The arts of the ancient Mediterranean world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as the ancient Near East and Islam, are well represented in the Department of Ancient Art.
The ancient galleries are arranged chronologically and geographically, beginning with examples of art from prehistory and proceeding through the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Etruria, and Rome.
Mesopotamian art is illustrated by Assyrian and Babylonian reliefs, seals, pottery, and a remarkable statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash.
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 The History of Ancient Pottery - Associated Content
Pottery is considered one of the oldest forms of art.
The Pottery, which qualifies, as art was mainly produced in Crete, and well as some of the wealthy areas of Greece.
By the 5th century BC, pottery had become an industry and pottery painting ceased to be an important art form of ancient Greece.
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 Craft Page
Ancient Greece is well known for the decorative and functional pottery that was made there for thousands of years.
The pottery of Ancient Greece is in fact one of the only peeks into the ancient culture that historians and archaeologists have.
Although the first pottery was plain, it was not long before the first generation of farmers began to decorate their pots.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Black-figure pottery
The fl-figure pottery technique is a style of ancient Greek pottery painting in which the decoration appears as fl silhouettes on a red background.
The most common was a yellowish-white derived from a purified iron-free clay, and a purplish-red derived from the same refined clay used to produce the fl areas mixed with ochre (red iron oxide) and water.
Black-figure pottery typically depicted figures in silhouette, but it was somewhat limited in artistic scope due to the limitations of engraving tools.
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 Ancient Pottery and Medieval Pottery - History for Kids!
Pottery is dishes, plates, cups, and cooking pots made out of clay.
From the beginning, people used pottery as a way of constructing their social identity, or showing who they were and how they were different from other people.
Greek pottery is very different from West Asian pottery of the same time, and both of them are different from Egyptian pottery, or Chinese pottery.
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 Ancient Greek Pottery 2/2
While the Pottery material is terracotta red due to the Fe it contains it can be made fl by heating it in a reducing atmosphere that produces FeO or Fe which is fl (Using wet wood in the space where the material is heated it allows oxygen atoms to be removed from the material (reduction)).
Ancient Greek Pottery with its decoration, showing mythological or real life scences is an important source of ancient Greek culture.
Since only a very small number of ancient Greek paintings survived it is the main “visual” source of ancient Greece.
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The pottery traditions of ancient Greece extend from 1000 BC to the end of the first century BC.
Painted pottery of ancient Greece was used for fetching, storing, pouring and consuming either water, wine or oil in domestic, funerary or ceremonial settings.
In addition to its functionality, Greek pottery is noteworthy for the balance achieved between the shape of the vessel and the application of decoration.
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 Ancient Greece
Greece is located on the continent of Europe.
Greece is located among mountains and hills, surrounded by Mediterranean Sea and limited rich soil.
The architects of ancient Greece used columns in the construction of their buildings.
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 Ancient Greece | Greece
The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The civilization of ancient Greece flowered more than 2500 years ago but it influences the way we live Ancient Greece was not a unified nation, but a collection of poli
ATHENS, Greece Greek authorities will launch an ambitious effort next month to replant the flened wasteland left behind by the summer's deadly wildfires around the birthplace of the ancient Olympics.
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 Wallis Gallery of Antiquities Antiques,Regional Art,Ancient World,Egyptian,Pottery Directory
This sherd was originally part of a large pottery water jug used at the capital city built by Akhenaten at Amarna in central Egypt.
This is an exceedingly rare and fine piece of pottery dating to the 11th Dynasty in ancient Egypt, circa reign of King Mentuhotep III around 1960-1948 BCE.
The wall of the pottery is quite thick compared to most votive placements, and this is probably a drinking bowl.
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 Introduction to Pre-Hellenistic Greece - Part 4
As we saw last week, pottery has been invaluable in aiding archeologists in developing a scenario of what Mycenae looked like.
Along with the pottery, there have been other important finds, leading to a more complete picture of what Mycenaean society was like.
Pottery has helped date a tomb near a small town called Vaphio in central Peloponnesus as between 1550 BC and 1425 BC.
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 Ancient pottery: spark a study of Ancient Greece and the first Olympics by learning about the arts of the time ...
Ancient pottery: spark a study of Ancient Greece and the first Olympics by learning about the arts of the time
The beautiful drawings on this ancient water jug, or hydria, celebrate the women's footrace at the Festival of the Goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus.
The ancient Greeks loved sport and competition, but women were not allowed to participate in the men's contests at Olympia, held in honor of Zeus.
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