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Eleusis, One of the Most Important Religious Sites in Ancient Greece

Eleusis, the site of the eponymous Eleusinian Mysteries, was the center of worship for the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, who returned to the Underworld every year in the Autumn. The mysteries celebrated in honour of these goddesses were...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ten Ancient Sites You Must See While in Athens

The city of Athens has seen a dramatic transformation towards modernity over the last several years. It has now turned into one of the most trendy cities of Europe, offering endless cultural events, exhibitions, and concerts every single day...

UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit These 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has bestowed a total 1,154 sites with the title of "World Heritage Monuments," and 18 of them are located in Greece. If you are ever fortunate enough to go to the...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Samothrace

Samothrace, a small, rocky Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, has a storied past that belies its diminutive size. One of the most rugged of all the Greek islands, its Mt. Saos rises to 1,611 meters (5,285 feet). Known best...