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Who were the greeks and where did they come from?

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Ancient Greek History for Kids - Fun Facts to Learn. National Geographic Kids - 10 facts about the Ancient Greeks. The first great civilisation in Greece was the Minoan culture on the island of Crete, around 2000 B.C.

National Geographic Kids - 10 facts about the Ancient Greeks

In 1450 B.C., the Minoans were conquered by the Myceneans from the mainland. During ancient times, the country was divided into city-states ruled by noblemen. The largest were Athens, Sparta, Thebes and Corinth. Each state controlled the territory around a single city, and they were often at war with each other. Facts about Ancient Greece for Kids. The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago.

Facts about Ancient Greece for Kids

The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey. The Ancient Greece empire spread over Europe as far as France in the East. The Greek Empire was most powerful between 2000 BC and 146 BC. BBC Bitesize - What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family? BBC Bitesize - Who were the ancient Greeks?