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Ancient Mariners: Greek Navy Offers Taste of Life in Galleys

For a NATO-member warship, Greece's Olympias is pretty unusual. It's got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion system. The 37-meter (121-foot) wooden vessel moored off southern Athens is an experimental reconstruction of the trireme, the sleek ancient Greek warship that halted a Persian invasion of Europe and ruled the Mediterranean for centuries.   Every summer, visitors can get a whiff of life in the galleys 2,500 years ago by...

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