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Ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks lived in many lands around the Mediterranean Sea, from Turkey to the south of France. They had close contacts with other peoples such as the Egyptians, Syrians and Persians.

The Greeks lived in separate city-states, but shared the same language and religious beliefs. They produced high quality art, architecture and literature. Even today, in countries around the world, people take part in activities and use ideas that started with the ancient Greeks.

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