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The Trireme 'Olympias' to Sail Once Again in July & September, Hellenic Navy Announces

The trireme "Olympias" - a full-scale working reconstruction of an ancient Athenian battleship - will sail the waters of the Saronic Gulf once again this July and September, rowed by crews of ordinary citizens aged between 15 and 75...

Ancient Greek Trireme Used for the Movie "300"

If you decide to watch the movie “300: Rise of an Empire” you will see a replica of the ancient trireme “Olympias.” One might wonder how the filmmakers were able to make an exact replica. The truth is that...

London Olympics Organizers ‘Sink’ Trireme Olympias For Security Reasons

Τhe organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games has announced its decision to not include the trireme “Olympias” spectacle in the opening ceremony on July 27. The vessel, which is a replica of the ancient Greek warship that took...

Trireme "Olympias" to be Displayed at 2012 London Olympic Games

The trireme "Olympias", a replica of the ancient warship that helped the ancient Greeks defeat the Persians in Salamis 2,500 years ago, is to go on display in London during the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in the city...