Thursday, April 14, 2011

Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks!

*With apologies to Myrto*

WASHINGTON—A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had "entirely fabricated" ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the intellectual basis of Western civilization.

The group acknowledged that the idea of a sophisticated, flourishing society existing in Greece more than two millennia ago was a complete fiction created by a team of some two dozen historians, anthropologists, and classicists who worked nonstop between 1971 and 1974 to forge "Greek" documents and artifacts.

"Honestly, we never meant for things to go this far," said Professor Gene Haddlebury, who has offered to resign his position as chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. "We were young and trying to advance our careers, so we just started making things up: Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, Hippocrates, the lever and fulcrum, rhetoric, ethics, all the different kinds of columns—everything."

"Way more stuff than any one civilization could have come up with, obviously," he added.

Read the article here. ;0

12 comments:

  1. Did this press conference take place on April 1st?

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    1. It is not a lie. It is Albanian history no greek. greeks came to the Balkans on 4th century followed by Slavs on 6th century!

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  2. wow....really?

    I don't know their ages, but if this is true it smells of baby-boomers to me.

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  3. Well i live in Izmir turkey and we are surrounded by the evidence of their existence 2 millenia or more ago.
    google ephesus, pergamom, lydia those were ancient hellenic citys and remains are still here not to mention troy lol.
    This is bogus

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  5. It's an article from "The Onion." It's a joke site that writes humorous fake articles. I can't believe you actually fell for it. Every day is April Fools' Day for them.

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  6. Mr. Bryon. You sir are a moron. A person of notable stupidity and clear lack of good judgement.

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    1. Dear "Anonymous" thanks for your comment and analysis of my character. Yes, I know it is a joke and from the Onion. I posted it as a joke and for my friend Myrto who is Greek. I suppose if you had noticed the little "wink" I give at the end of the post you might have realized that I knew it was a joke. But then again, anyone who so quickly labels someone else they don't know truly does exhibit "notable stupidity and clear lack of good judgement." But hey, thanks for stopping by any way.

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    2. Anonymous,
      You sir are so wise and intelligent. Thank you so much for enriching my life with your words. Your comment on Dr. Byron's post just shows that you are a world-class scholar. John's extensive training and study in the field has obviously failed him.

      I will be looking forward to you future comments and taking notes.

      PS.
      Is Anonymous your first or last name? I want to make sure I file this correctly.

      Grace and Peace,
      Justin Holmes

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