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First Case of Down Syndrome Found in Ancient Greece

The first confirmed case of Down syndrome in Ancient Greece was found on the island of Aegina, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. DNA analysis on the skeleton of a girl aged 12-16 months, who lived in...

Underwater City of Heracleion, Egypt, and Its Links to Ancient Greece

The Lost City Of Heracleion, which was once the largest port in Egypt, was discovered underwater after more than 2,000 years.

The Mystery of the Pyramid Structure Discovered Under the Sea

The mystery of a pyramid structure that was found under the sea off the coast of the Azores Islands in 2013 is still puzzling experts who are not certain whether it is human-made. Diocleciano Silva found the structure in 2013...

The Dazzling Greek Beauty of Sicily’s Valley of The Temples

Dominating the hills near the southern coast of Sicily lies an archaeological treasure that has captivated visitors for centuries: the Valle Dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples. This magnificent site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the...

Ancient Greek Theater of Kassope Reopens After 21 Centuries

The little-known ancient theater of Kassope in Epirus, Greece was renovated and reopened to the public recently adding to the rich cultural landscape of the country. The theater of Cassope built in the 3rd century BC is located in the...

Minoan Ancient Palaces of Crete in Bid for UNESCO Approval

Greek authorities are finalizing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the Ministry of Culture and includes the palaces of Zakros, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia,...

The Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Found in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

Greece Blasts British Museum for Parthenon Marbles Fashion Show

Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said Saturday that the fashion show at the British Museum featuring the Parthenon Marbles "degrades the sculptures and the universal values they represent." Earlier in the day designer Erdem Moralıoğlu staged his latest London Fashion...

Mysterious Geometry ‘Connects’ Ancient Greek Temples

Sacred geometry is a concept developed in ancient times grounded on the idea that the world is created based on a consistent geometrical pattern

Ancient Eleutherna on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization

Ancient Eleutherna, located on the northwest foot of Mount Ida on Crete, has been revealing archaeological treasures from the dawn of Greek civilization. At 380 meters above sea level, south of the city of Rethymnon, Eleutherna, also called "Apollonia" at...

Statue of Greek Goddess Aphrodite Uncovered in Turkey

A statue of the goddess Aphrodite was uncovered recently during excavations carried out in the Ancient Greek city of Amastris in today's Turkey. The statue, found three meters below the surface was originally thought to depict a nymph (water fairy)....

Ancient Rock Art Transmitted Information Across 100 Generations

New research published in the journal Science Advances unveils surprising findings about ancient rock art in Argentina. Previously estimated to be just a few thousand years old, this collection of drawings found in a Patagonian cave is much older...

11,000-Year-Old Greek Cave Art Found on Crete

The earliest Greek cave art depicting extinct animals was discovered on Crete and is believed to be at least 11,000 years old. Dating back to the last Ice Age, the artwork was found in Asphendou Cave located near the village...

Ancient Brooch of Romulus and Remus Found in Spain

The Department of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana has announced the discovery of a unique silver brooch depicting the iconic scene of Remus and Romulus, the twin founders of Rome, being nurtured by a she-wolf. This rare discovery happened during...

The History of the Ancient Greek Colonies in the Black Sea

The ancient Greeks established cities across the four corners of the Mediterranean. However, the Black Sea was of particular importance to them, with the area becoming a hub of the ancient Greek world beyond its metropolis. The ventures into the...