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The Profound Consequences of the Roman Conquest of Greece

The Roman conquest of Greece is an integral part of the long and rich history of this proud nation. However, people mostly focus on the periods before or after this crucial moment, neglecting the importance and long-lasting consequences of...

Statue of God Apollo Unearthed at Ancient Etruscan and Roman Baths

In a recent archaeological discovery at San Casciano dei Bagni in Tuscany, Italy, experts stumbled upon a marble statue of Apollo Sauroctonos, also known as the "Lizard-Slayer." This finding occurred during excavations of an ancient Etruscan and Roman bath. The...

Burials With Fine Glass Goods Along Roman Road Found in France

Archaeologists from the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) recently dug up some ancient artifacts in Nîmes, France. They found many old objects buried underground on Rue de Beaucaire. These treasures date back to when the Romans were...

The Glorious History of the Ancient Greek 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 Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

Stunning Helen of Troy, God Apollo Frescos Uncovered in Pompeii

A stunning fresco of Helen of Troy and several other impressive artworks depicting scenes from Greek mythology were uncovered this week in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Archaeologists say the...

Etruscan Lamp Depicts Greek God Dionysus, New Study Finds

A bronze, hanging oil lamp found in a ditch near the town of Cortona, Central Italy is far older than previously thought and depicts the Greek god Dionysus, a new paper published in De Gruyter's Etruscan and Italic Studies...

Summer Palace Reserved for the Minoan Elite Uncovered on Crete

Greek archaeologists uncovered recently the ruins of a Minoan palace at Archanes, on the island of Crete, which they believe served as a summer residence for the kings and the elite of nearby Knossos. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

Germany Returns to Greece Ancient Wine Jar Looted by the Nazis

An oenochoe, or wine jug, of the 7th century BC that was looted from Greece during the German occupation in World War II, was returned by the Municipality of Hanover and the August Kestner Museum, the Greek Ministry of...

The Mystery of Aristotle’s Countless Lost Works

Few names of ancient Greece shine as much as those of Aristotle. This ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great, left a timeless, profound, and indelible mark on virtually every field of knowledge...

The Unique Eccentricities of the Modern Greek Language

The Greek language hosts an incredibly diverse and rich linguistic history, with its roots stretching back thousands of years. As one of the world's oldest languages still spoken, Greek has evolved over the centuries quite significantly. However, Modern Greek grammar...

World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti Is on Astypalaia, Greece

The world’s oldest erotic graffiti was discovered in 2014 in Astypalaia, a remote Greek island of the Dodecanese. It dates from the early 6th and late 5th century B.C. One of the inscriptions depicts two phalluses, carved on the flat...