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Helen of Troy had ‘big, jeroboam-shaped head’, claim archaeologists

just one big booze cruiseArchaeologists believe they have uncovered the truth behind Helen of Troy’s face and its fabled ship-launching ability.

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Posted: Oct 14th, 2011
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Greeks appeal for more plates as depression worsens

‘This policy makes me furious,’ said Mrs Anna Papadopoulos, ‘I am so angry I could smash a plate – but I already exceeded my quota for today.’

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Posted: Feb 11th, 2010
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Archeologists discover ancient Health and Safety report slamming Odysseus

'Thank Zeus there wasn't a minotaur about'Classical scholars are celebrating the discovery of the damning Health and Safety report on the transport arrangements of Ancient Greek hero Odysseus. The scroll alleges a string of failures to observe safety protocols during his ten-year voyage back from the siege of Troy.
‘Like all citizens of Ithaca, I welcome the conquering hero’s return to his native land,’ said Eteocles head of the Ithaca Health & Safety Executive, ‘but there’s no denying his careless attitude towards his crew’s well-being.’

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Posted: Sep 4th, 2009
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