My highschool was a very particular education: the gymnasium beta old style. That meant 13 examination subjects, including 6 languages (Greek, Latin, English, French, German and Dutch) despite the fact that it was a beta education, focusing on mathematics, physics and chemics!
My diploma did not say: “graduated” (from highschool), but “admitted” (to university).
The school was a remnant of the idea of educating children to become renaissance men, with a very broad world view, and definitely as a basis for further education at the university.
I think this site kind of proves that the school did a good job!
I have always remained fascinated by the ancient civilisations, especially the really old ones: the Egyptean and Mycenean periods. This inspired me to dig deeper into two subjects, both leading to revolutionary theories about the past.
I hope you enjoy them!