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The Oldest Intact Shipwreck “Odysseus” was an Ancient Greek Vessel

The discovery of the ancient Greek shipwreck "Odysseus," thought to be the oldest of its kind ever found, at the bottom of the Black Sea could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world. The 75ft ancient...

The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

The NYSE Was Founded Under a Tree on May 17, 1792

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the largest such stock exchange in the world, has quite humble origins. According to legend, it was founded on May 17, 1792 under a buttonwood tree outside of 68 Wall Street when 24 stockbrokers...

Humans and Neanderthals “Lived Together” 50,000 Years Ago

New research from an Israeli archaeological dig has proven that modern humans and Neanderthals lived together some 50,000 years ago.

The Legacy of the Antikythera Mechanism Discovered on This Day in 1901

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world’s first computer, was among wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera on May 17, 1901. A year later, it was identified as containing a...

Patmos: The Aegean Island of the Revelation

Patmos island in the Aegean Sea is the location apostle John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament

The History of Feminism in Greece

While there were some proto-feminists in ancient Greece, feminism as a movement began in Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when women across the US and Europe began fighting for their rights. Women from the US, UK, and Ireland...

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides' historical account, History of the Peloponnesian War, is considered a classic, as well as being one of the earliest known history books.

Bactria: The Ancient Greek State in Afghanistan

Bactria, a huge area in todays' Afghanistan, was the eastern edge of the ancient Greek empire, established by Alexander the Great.

The Battle of Thermopylae: When the Greeks Fought to Defend Western Civilization

The Battle of Thermopylae and the fight of 300 Spartans against 10,000 elite Persian soldiers is a magnificent moment in Greece's history.

The Magnificent Ancient Greek Theaters of Messene and Sicyon

The ancient Greek theaters at Messene and Sicyon in the Peloponnese were centers for drama and culture in ancient times.

Greeks of Cappadocia Left Indelible Mark on History

The Greeks of Cappadocia, in central-eastern Anatolia, created their own flourishing culture in ancient times that thrived for millennia.

The Story of Oedipus: The Most Tragic of All Greek Myths

The story of Oedipus is perhaps the most tragic story of ancient Greece. The mythological character was the king of Thebes and lived under the shadow of a curse that could not be  avoided to the end of his...

The Greek Village that Boasts the True Descendants of the Spartans

There is a Greek village in Mani, Peloponnese, called Neochori, where its residents boast they are true descendants of ancient Sparta.

A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse”

Archaeologists have long debated the cause of the "Bronze Age Collapse," or when ancient civilizations all collapsed one after another.