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7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

The Parthenon of the Acropolis to be Recreated in Australia

The ancient Greek Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens will be recreated with intense colors in Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. The recreated Parthenon dubbed ‘Temple of Boom’ which is a joint project by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang of...

How the Ancient Greeks Invented the Anchors for Boats

The origin of the sea anchor as we know it today is unknown, nevertheless its invention most likely have taken place in Ancient Greece

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes—Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people—the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia—has recently been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered only prompts more questions...

Ptolemy’s Invention of the Astrolabe Measured Time and the Stars

The exact time, the positions to the stars and planets, and our exact location were known to ancient Greeks as well thanks to the astrolabe.

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

Lefkada Island: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia

Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Greeks of India: The Final Stand of Hellenism

Long ago, when countries were empires and separation of power was a relatively unknown theory, two ancient peoples were experimenting with democracy—or something very similar to democracy. They were the Hellenes and Indians. By Mr. Arunansh B. Goswami Greeks and Indians...

Ancient Greek Home Built with Recycled Glass

New research of a luxurious Ancient Greek home revealed it was built with recycled glass. Although this 5th century AD luxury villa was excavated and examined both in 1856 and in the 1990s, there continue to be secrets being revealed. An...

The Magic Sphere of Helios, Ancient Greek God of Sun

The magic sphere of Helios, which is covered with strange symbols and letters, is believed to somehow be related to magic rituals. The magic sphere of Helios was discovered in Athens, Greece and has, since then, been tantalizing the archaeological...

Entire Ancient Greek City of Ephesus is UNESCO Heritage Site

Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, is one of the greatest archaeological treasures on Earth, with the entire city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The great city, which went through endless transformations over the...

Gate to Temple of Zeus Unearthed in Magnesia, Asia Minor

The ancient Greek city of Magnesia in Asia Minor, now part of Turkey's Aydin province, was home to a spectacular stadium, temples, and other monuments; it has now exposed another of its ancient treasures—the gate to a temple dedicated...

A Lesson in Immigration Policy from the Cradle of Democracy

Of all the ancient Greek cities, Athens was the most prominent. It was there that the main thinkers, philosophers, and authors who contributed to the development of Western culture as we know it today lived and worked. By Alastair Blanshard Those...