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Euboean Cup Found in New Excavation of Etruscan Tomb

Archaeologists in Italy are just now announcing the discovery of ten spectacular Etruscan tombs found in the Autumn of 2021 in the Monterozzi necropolis. Carried out in what the archaeologists called an “emergency campaign” to save the complex, the finds...

The Ten Most Iconic Flowers of Greece

A list of the ten most iconic flowers of Greece is not difficult to create, since Greece is home to some of the most spectacular flowers anywhere. One of the most striking things one notices as soon as they...

Love Like a Greek: The Six Types of Love

What is love? Surely there is no single answer to this question and this is why the Ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life. By Roman Krznaric Looking for an antidote to modern culture's...

Ancient Greek Heritage Uncovered at the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

Ancient Greek heritage from six centuries before Christ has been uncovered by archaeologists exploring the ancient Hellenic colony of Apollonia Pontica in modern-day Bulgaria. According to the Archaeology in Bulgaria news site, the dig has uncovered the well-preserved remains of...

Tomb with Greek Mummy Unearthed in Aswan, Egypt

A Greco-Roman-era tomb with a Greek mummy was unearthed recently in Aswan, Egypt, archaeologists announced this week. And in an extremely unusual discovery, the archaeologists found a copper plaque with the man's name -- Nikostratos -- near his body. The...

Martin Luther King Jr. in Dialogue With the Ancient Greeks

Revolutionary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. sought inspiration from great ancient Greek and Roman thinkers throughout his life. By Professor Timothy Joseph* In ''I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring yet bone-chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination,...

Top Five Ancient Greek Beauty Tips Everyone Should Know

Beauty was extremely important in ancient Greece, and not just for women but for men as well. As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks placed great emphasis on healthy skin, and naturally, they developed many useful, natural beauty tips. The countless...

A Turkish Harem on the Acropolis: Fact or Fiction?

The Acropolis was turned into a harem during the Ottoman Turkish conquest of Athens, some historians have claimed over the years. Janric van Rookhuijzen, a Classical Archaeologist at Utrecht University, examines the evidence. By Janric van Rookhuijzen The Acropolis of Athens...

Ancient Greek Figurines of Demeter Found in Black Sea Town

Figurines representing the ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, in Russia. The terracotta statuettes, along with a relief, were discovered in early November of...

Greek Necropolis Outside Naples to Open to Visitors for First Time Ever

A spectacular Greek necropolis complex at Sanita, just outside Naples, will open to the public in June of 2022, when the world will finally be able to see the stunning tombs that were carved into the volcanic tufa rock...

Greek Colony of Paestum Boasts only Preserved Ancient Greek Fresco

The city of Paestum, the Greek colony near the present-day city of Naples, Italy, is famous for its Ancient Greek fresco as well as three ancient Greek temples of the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC,...

The Parthenon Marbles Should Return to Athens, The Times Says

The Parthenon Marbles belong to Athens and they should now return, The Times of London, Britain's leading newspaper, says in its main editorial on Wednesday. It is a spectacular u-turn for the Times which admits that for decades it had resisted...

Phaistos: The Palatial Mountain Fortress of Crete

The magnificent archaeological site of Phaistos where an imposing palace stood overlooking the Mediterranean for thousands of years is perhaps not as well known as the palace of Knossos, but it was a focal point in the long and...

Dune’s House of Atreides is Named in Honor of an Ancient Greek King

Dune was one of 2021's biggest movies, grossing nearly half a billion dollars around the world. The movie is an adaptation of the 1965 science fiction novel, also titled “Dune," by Frank Herbert. The sci-fi thriller tells the story of...

Will Handwriting Be Lost Forever As We Write Less in Cursive?

Cursive handwriting -- the flowing, graceful script that was the hallmark of the written word for millennia, until the advent of the printing press -- is clearly threatened now around the globe. With computers and screens of all kinds now...