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A History of Wine in Ancient Greece

The recorded history of wine in Ancient Greece begins around the 15th century BC, while viticulture appears to have existed as early as in the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs that the ancient Greeks used that are still popular in Greece today? The five herbs below...

Lessons from Ancient Athens: The Art of Exiling Your Enemies

For the first time in recent memory, the possibility of imprisoning political rivals has entered the political discourse of a modern western election, but ostracism is an ancient Greek democratic tradition practiced in classical Athens that offers an alternative...

Authentic Marathon Swim Recreated in Honor of Ancient Greek Heroes

The authentic Marathon swim is taking place this weekend off the island of Evia in Greece with the participation of hundreds of swimmers from all over the world. 2,500 years after it first happened, competitors from 14 countries swim in...

How Ancient Greeks Nurtured Healthy, Glowing Skin

As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks were putting great emphasis on healthy skin and they used natural substances to keep it clean and shiny

The Rich History of the Acropolis of Lindos

The history of the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes is as old as the history of Ancient Greece, as tradition has Lindos participating in the Trojan War

What Happened at an Ancient Greek Symposium

The symposium was one of the most important aspects of ancient Greek culture, as it served as an essential setting for discussions, revelry, and debates among some of the most prominent figures in Greek antiquity. Symposium, or "συμπόσιον" in Greek,...

The Colossus of Rhodes: Six Facts About the Wonder of Ancient World

Most people today know of the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but there are many little-known facts about the masterpiece that may surprise you. The ancient island of Rhodes, the kállistin (best)...

Ancient Greek Lyres Make a Comeback in Thessaloniki

The ancient Greek lyre is on display to be seen and played at a unique interactive exhibition of ancient musical instruments in the heart of Thessaloniki.

Ancient Monument on Greece’s Sikinos Receives European Award

The Monument of Episkopi, a Roman mausoleum converted to a Byzantine church on the island of Sikinos, Greece, was among the winners of the 2022 European Heritage Awards, as it was announced on Thursday by the European Commission and...

Treasure From the Sea: The Salt Flats of Messolonghi

Salt has played a crucial role in the history of civilization, enabling food to be preserved over the winters until the modern miracles of refrigeration and preservation. This is no less true in Greece, where the salt used in...

Liver: The Source of Emotions, According to Ancient Greeks

For the ancient Greeks the liver had an important role in divine and spiritual daily life: the liver was the center of the soul and the source of emotions.

Hugh Grant to Star as Zeus in Upcoming Netflix Greek Myth Thriller “Kaos”

Hugh Grant will be starring as Zeus, king of the Greek gods, in an upcoming Netflix thriller based on Greek mythology called Kaos. The dark comedy series, which will be in production this summer, is a modern retelling of the...

2,200 Year Old Alexander the Great Statue Discovered in Alexandria

The Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo has recently discovered a statue of Alexander the Great within an ancient "residential and commercial zone" in Alexandria that they believe was a trade center in the region during the Ptolemaic period. The archaeologists...

Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather

Ancient Greeks believed that the weather, like nearly everything else on earth, was the result of divine activity. Wind, specifically, was associated with the Anemoi, or the Greek gods of the wind. The Anemoi are the four gods named Boreas,...