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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 Astounding Story of Alexander the Great

Alexander III, the "Basileus of Macedon", the "Hegemon of the Hellenic League", the "Shahanshah" of Persia, the "Pharaoh" of Egypt and the "Lord of Asia" -- better known as Alexander the Great -- was one of the most significant...

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...

New Discoveries In Pompeii Shed Light on Life of Middle and Low Class

Small furnished rooms with rare findings were discovered at the House of the Lararium in the ruins of Pompeii.

Parthenon Sculptures Should Be Repatriated, Sunday Times Readers Say

A readers' poll by The Sunday Times showed that 78 percent of participants support the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece.

The Biggest Basilica Cistern of Constantinople Re-opens

The biggest Byzantine Basilica Cistern in Constantinople opens its doors once again after five years of renovation. For a long time, it was an unknown construction to the Ottoman residents of the city. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis The Basilica Cistern is one...

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...

40,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Cave Chamber Discovered in Gibraltar

Professor Clive Finlayson, an evolutionary biologist who is the director of the Gibraltar National Museum, recently led a team of experts along the shore of the eponymous Rock, finding a Neanderthal cave that was inhabited long ago. They ended up...

Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot Among the Greatest Archaeological Finds

The Pompeii chariot, once drawn by four horses as part of splendid ceremonies, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the entire year of 2021 in the city destroyed nearly two thousand years ago in a cataclysmic volcanic...

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...

Like Us, the Ancient Greeks Loved Their Dogs

Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters.

Greeks Are Descendants of the Mycenaeans, DNA Study Confirms

DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled Greece from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC.

VIP Seats in Pergamon Arena Set Apart for Rich, Famous

VIP seating, in the form of ornate stone seats with scrollwork and inscribed with the names of the rich and famous of the day were unearthed recently at the Roman arena at the site of the ancient Greek city...

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who does research for the Institute of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, is collecting...

Antidepressant Medicine Discovered in Ancient Greek City

It seems that even back in the ancient times, people were prone to depression as archaeological finds of antidepressants in the Ancient Greek city of Bathonea, located on the banks of Küçükçekmece Lake in Turkey, have revealed. The city of...