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WHO Halfway Through Greek Alphabet With New Covid Strain Omicron

A new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the African country Botswana, and the World Health Organization has already declared it a "variant of concern," and with that, given it a name from the Greek alphabet: Omicron. The decision from...

Hellenistic-Era Sanctuary Uncovered in Central Greece

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic era structures were discovered by the in the archaeological site of Skiathas, in Larissa, central Greece the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport announced on Friday. According to the announcement, the excavations took place in an...

Alepotrypa Cave in Greece is One of Largest Neolithic Sites in Europe

Alepotrypa Cave, located in the Peloponnese, Greece, is home to one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Located in the rugged area of Mani, the cave was inhabited during the Neolithic period, which ran from 10,000 to 4,500...

Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Uncovered in England

Archaeologists in the UK uncovered on Thursday a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring 11 meters (36 feet) by almost 7 meters (22.9...

The Glorious History of the Hellenistic City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks every year for what we have and for a bountiful harvest -- but this is something that the ancient Greeks also did thousands of years ago. On Thanksgiving we show gratitude not...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

When Boris Johnson Admitted Removing Parthenon Marbles Was Wrong

A letter from 2012 written by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to a local Greek politician, came to light on Tuesday, revealing Johnson’s admission that the Parthenon Marbles should never have been removed from Athens. Not even a...

Platonic Love: The Concept of the Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture -- and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love...

Boston Museum of Fine Arts to Reopen Behrakis Wing in December

There will be free admission for all at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on December 18 as the Museum celebrates the reopening of the Behrakis Wing, housing several Ancient Greek and Roman galleries. The museum, which has important holdings...

The Discovery that Links Ancient Greece with the IT Revolution

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, described as the oldest analog computer in the world. By Dr. Constantine Passaris Ancient Greece has endowed humanity with many significant accomplishments of human endeavour. Indeed, it has created a monumental footprint and...

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries -- few know of its existence, and fewer still speak or write about it. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani But it was an essential part of a ritual that took...