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Globe-trotting Greek Photographer in Athens Exhibition

The free entry exhibition of awarded Greek travel photographer Athanasios Maloukos has entered its final week on show at Technopolis in Athens under the auspices of the Embassy of Mexico and the Consulate of the Ivory Coast. The showcase, titled...

The Flowering of Athens in the Fifth Century B.C.

In Athens, the fifth century BC served as a period in which art, literature, and thought flourished, and it ultimately defines our image of Ancient Greece. by Patrick Garner In the 21st century, much of what the world thinks of as...

Stunning Mosaics Using Expired Pills Created by Greek Doctor

Eleni Ioannidou, a doctor at the Rethymno Hospital, has been creating lately impressive mosaics using just expired pills.

Is This What Alexander the Great Really Looked Like?

Dutch photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk has been shining a light on what iconic figures from history might have looked like in real life. One of his recent creations is Alexander the Great, the king of the ancient...

Why Greek Statues Have Small Penises: Woman’s Lecture Goes Viral

Many ancient Greek statues depict male figures with what we might consider today to be small penises. This is quite intentional and reflects the different cultural values of the period. A woman's explanation of why ancient Greek statues have small...

Paris 2024 Olympic Medals Feature the Parthenon and Eiffel Tower

The new Olympic medals for Paris 2024 are made of metal removed from the Eiffel Tower during renovation work in the twentieth century and feature, alongside an image of the historic French monument, a depiction of the Parthenon of...

Painting Made by The Beatles Fetches $1.7M at Auction

During their tour in Japan, The Beatles squeezed in time between shows to work on a special painting called Images of a Woman. This artwork, thought to be the only one created by all four Beatles together, was recently...

The Three Architectural Styles of Ancient Greece’s Temples

The three main architectural styles used for temples and other formal public buildings in ancient Greece were the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian classical orders. The three orders were first described by Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius, known for his multi-volume...

Magnificent Golden Comb Made by Greek Master a Highlight of Hermitage

A magnificent sculpted golden comb made by a Greek sculptor, with a crest showing Scythian warriors in battle, is one of the great treasures of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The golden ornament, known around the world as...

Snow Sculpture of Goddess Artemis Celebrates NASA Woman on Moon

An all-female snow sculpting team from the United States plans to create a snow version of the Greek goddess Artemis to celebrate NASA's mission to put a woman on the Moon. The Chickadees, an all-women group from Maine, will represent...

Cycladic Art Display at The Met Sends Message on Parthenon Marbles

On Thursday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is introducing a new display on Cycladic Art featuring some 161 works made in the Early Bronze Age (3200 to 2000 BCE) from The Leonard N. Stern Collection, which is owned...

Vapheio Gold Cups Are Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

The pair of stunning gold cups, called the "Vapheio Cups," are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek art. The expertly crafted gold objects were found at the Vapheio tholos tomb in Lakonia, Greece in the late nineteenth century. The pair of...

Atlanta Museum Returns Stolen Artifacts to Greece

Atlanta's Emory University returned three stolen artifacts from the Michael C. Carlos Museum collection to Greece on Monday after confirming that the antiquities were illegally acquired or trafficked. The agreement for repatriation, signed by the Emory University Provost Ravi V....

The Laterna, the Iconic Instrument of Greek Street Musicians

Any visitor to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens, has likely seen Spyros Tarapossos and his laterna, or barrel piano. The laterna is an automatic piano operated by turning a crank on the side of the instrument. It is...

Ten Stunning Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

There are countless masterpieces of Ancient Greek art scattered in museums around the world.