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The Mysterious Ancient Greek Relief Sculpture of an Ear

An ancient Greek relief sculpture featuring a lone ear may seem strange to us today, but it was actually created with the hopes that someone would be healed of an affliction related to their own ear. The fourth-century relief, which...

Epidaurus’ Dig Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History

Recent excavations at the Asclepeion of Epidaurus have revealed the remains of an even older temple building found at the shrine.

The Spectacular Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, Greece, thrived throughout antiquity, but was only discovered in 2007.

Chinese Doctors Take Hippocratic Oath on Greek Island of Kos

Chinese doctors participated in a Wednesday ceremony which revived the Hippocratic Oath at its very birthplace, the Asclepeion archaeological site on the Greek island of Kos in the Aegean Sea. The Asclepeion is where Hippocrates, who lived from 460-370 BC...

The Long History Behind Summer Vacation

Who were the first people in history to introduce the concept of vacation? How exactly did ancient Greeks used to spend their free time during the summer months? When was the first time travel packages began to sell? Why are...

Rainwater Causing Damage to Acropolis

For the past few years the walls and the foundations of the Acropolis have been collapsing due to heavy rainwater flow. Archaeologists have been aware of the erosion caused to the subsoil of the Acropolis by the rainwater and have...

The Village of Christians and Muslims

Platani is a beautiful village on the Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese complex, where two religions coexist in harmony. The village has remained untouched through the years and continues to attract visitors with its diversity. A Jewish cemetery...