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Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, 3rd eRepublik International meeting.

Day 1,902, 00:21 Published in Albania Greece by Makedonissa

Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
3 words, 3 names, 3 ideas that since 2500 years ago have marched hand in hand through history, during all periods of Greek history, both good and bad.
This is the city that was chosen for the 3rd eRepublik International meeting, by the players themselves, following a tradition established in the previous 2 meetings.

Details about the event and the team behind it, you can find in this article which officially announced the meeting.

Some people have been saying lately that Greece changed the city names recently or right after the liberation of Macedonia from the Ottoman Empire in the 1910's or during 2nd World war and so on. I listened carefully to those arguments and I was very much intrigued by their persistence, so I searched for the truth. Not in any biased source, like Greek books or the kind, but in Europe. So let's see how European cartographers used to call the city:


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This is an image from the Great Mercator Atlas, published in 1569 a.D in France (not sure about France though). In the red circle you can clearly see the name "Thessaloniki".


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A map by Jodocus, taken from Hondius, drawn around 1610 a.D. describing the path Paul took to spread the Gospel. Again in the red circle you can read "Thessalonica".

Without describing anymore, in the next few antique maps, you can clearly see in the red circle the name "Thessaloniki" written in English, German and French.
Also you can click on the maps for full size view.

Map of 1697


Map of 1845


Map of 1856


Map of 1878


Map of 1899



What is my point, you will wonder... Well, my point is to share the knowledge with all of you and to give you an even bigger incentive to visit Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece for the 3rd eRepublik International meeting.
I will not post modern photos of the city since you can easily find them online, this article is only a crash course on the name of the city as it is recorded on maps from the 16th century until our days.
Soon another article with more historical facts about Thessaloniki will be published, so stay tuned.

Thank you,
Makedonissa

 

Comments

Makedonissa
Makedonissa Day 1,902, 00:24

3rd eRepublik International meeting
http://tinyurl.com/3rdmeeting

Shout it!

Pasok na goustaroume
Pasok na goustaroume Day 1,902, 00:26

'Ετσι

kalodios
kalodios Day 1,902, 00:32

v
τι είπες τώρα.....

Perdikos
Perdikos Day 1,902, 00:32

Ωραιος!!!

crazy_pirate
crazy_pirate Day 1,902, 00:33

voted

Dr.PALIOS
Dr.PALIOS Day 1,902, 00:33

Voted...

lef-7
lef-7 Day 1,902, 00:36

v

GodMode On
GodMode On Day 1,902, 00:38

v

Alfadi
Alfadi Day 1,902, 00:39

Thessaloniki was the sister of Alexander the great and princess of Macedonia.

kefallonian
kefallonian Day 1,902, 00:39

-v-

mafuxth
mafuxth Day 1,902, 00:40

v

Blue Lord
Blue Lord Day 1,902, 00:42

Εξαιρετικό. Το 1993 είχαμε βρεί κάτι τέτοιες γκραβούρες στα Λατινικά και στα Γαλλικά νομίζω σε μαγαζί με αντίκες.... Και το λέω απλώς για να επιβεβαιώσω ότι όντως υπάρχουν και δεν είναι κατασκεύασμα.

Στο επόμενο περιμένω να εξηγήσεις και τί σημαίνει το όνομα Θεσσαλονίκη και ποιός το έβγαλε...

Και πάλι εύγε!

xam xam
xam xam Day 1,902, 00:43

i have downloaded to my tablet some maps from the USSR

Hyperiongr
Hyperiongr Day 1,902, 00:46

-V-

alfagamma
alfagamma Day 1,902, 00:47

v πολυ καλο, μπραβο σου

kynaigeiros Reborn
kynaigeiros Reborn Day 1,902, 00:49

V

konstantinosg
konstantinosg Day 1,902, 00:53

V+S
MAMATOS

Phaethon Ominosus
Phaethon Ominosus Day 1,902, 00:53

Μας οδήγησαν να εξηγούμε και τα προφανή.Μην τους δίνετε άλλο σημασία.Κακό κάνετε.

gogoboy sofos
gogoboy sofos Day 1,902, 00:55

v

Nikitaras
Nikitaras Day 1,902, 00:57

i polli emfasi sto thema dinei axia se kati slavikes maimounes sto vorra!!!

mpourmpaki
mpourmpaki Day 1,902, 01:24

v!

Asomac
Asomac Day 1,902, 01:26

First Epistle to the Thessalonians

eleytheros
eleytheros Day 1,902, 01:34

voted.
welcome to Thessaloniki
capital of Macedonia
heart of Grecce
Macedonian Guns will be there
not sure about skopians

ppapad
ppapad Day 1,902, 01:46

Voted! Good job mate!
Makedonia is greek!

satlak
satlak Day 1,902, 01:54

ΕΙΜΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ
ΤΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΠΑΙΔΙ
ΚΑΙ ΕΧΩ ΜΙΑ ΜΕΓΑΛΗ ΑΓΑΠΗ
ΤΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΖΙΟ ΗΡΑΚΛΗ
ΕΙΜΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ
ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΠΥΡΓΟ ΤΟΝ ΛΕΥΚΟ
ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΑΓΝΑΝΤΕΥΩ
ΟΛΟ ΤΟΝ ΘΕΡΜΑΙΚΟ.

ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΟΜΑΔΑ ΟΜΑΔΑΡΑ ΜΟΥ ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΓΑΛΑΖΙΑ ΗΡΑΚΛΑΡΑ ΜΟΥ ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΗΡΑ ΟΛΕ ΣΕ ΕΧΩ ΠΑΤΕΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΕΡΦΟ ΗΡΑ ΣΕ ΛΑΤΡΕΥΩ ΗΡΑ ΗΡΑ ΣΑΓΑΠΩ!

6PABO
6PABO Day 1,902, 01:54

o/

mpeeeeeee
mpeeeeeee Day 1,902, 02:17

ΕΥΓΕ!!!
ψηφος

Liakouris
Liakouris Day 1,902, 02:21

Πάντα σωστός!

Spotter the Greek
Spotter the Greek Day 1,902, 02:27

V

I Mes
I Mes Day 1,902, 02:35

v

takisVii
takisVii Day 1,902, 02:44

voted

fairgr
fairgr Day 1,902, 02:48

v

Ilias the Greek
Ilias the Greek Day 1,902, 02:53

Προβλέπεται άγριο ξύλο με Σκοπιανούς. Αν τολμήσουν και πούνε τπτ για Μακεδονία κλπ

Ilias the Greek
Ilias the Greek Day 1,902, 02:54

Εγώ πάντως θα είμαι εκεί , μας βλέπω στα κανάλια χαχαχαχαχαχα

trypas4
trypas4 Day 1,902, 03:12

v

ti skata kano edo mesa
ti skata kano edo mesa Day 1,902, 03:24

Μας εχουν φτασει στο σημειο να αποδεικνυουμε τα αυτονοητα.
δυστυχως για τα σκοπιανα η αδερφη του Μ. Αλεξάνδου λεγόταν Θεσσαλονίκη και όχι Solun
Συγχαρητήρια για το άρθρο.

AGGELOS_K
AGGELOS_K Day 1,902, 03:25

voted of course

ARISTOMAXOS
ARISTOMAXOS Day 1,902, 03:26

ψ

Dreico
Dreico Day 1,902, 03:39

WELCOME TO THESSALONIKI
THE CAPITAL OF MACEDONIA
THE HEART OF GREECE

MACEDONIAN GUNS WILL BE THERE...

IncognitoX
IncognitoX Day 1,902, 03:42

hard voted

tsigger
tsigger Day 1,902, 03:49

ΑΠΛΑ ΤΕΛΕΙΟ !!!!!!!!!!!!!

pao 13
pao 13 Day 1,902, 03:53

v

RHIANN0N
RHIANN0N Day 1,902, 04:14

v

VOREIOHPEIROTHS
VOREIOHPEIROTHS Day 1,902, 04:17

V
WELCOME TO THESSALONIKI, MACEDONIA, GREECE.

Hellenic Phoenix
Hellenic Phoenix Day 1,902, 04:18

Αν εμφανιστούν ως "Μakedonias" θα πέσει ξύλο.
Απλά πράγματα.
Να το πάρουν χαμπάρι.
Ας το πάρουν όλοι χαμπάρι.
Το προσκύνημα τελείωσε.

e-petros
e-petros Day 1,902, 04:19

ο7

PanoS THE DuellisT
PanoS THE DuellisT Day 1,902, 04:30

voted

GregSalas
GregSalas Day 1,902, 05:17

Shout it!!

gataki7
gataki7 Day 1,902, 05:33

v s

 
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