The Greek Island of Delos: Where Mythology and History Come Alive
When you want to escape to an Greek island which can transport you back to the times of the ancient Greek gods, look no further than Delos.
The Naming Customs of Greece, From Ancient Times to Today
Although you may know a fair bit about Greek naming customs today, there are name traditions which go all the way back to Ancient Greece.
19th Century Painters Used Leftover Beer to Prep Canvases
Danish painters from the mid-1800s might have found value in what others considered trash from beer breweries. A recent study published in Science Advances reveals that the foundation of various paintings made during that time in Denmark contains traces...
Syros: The Lady of the Aegean Islands
Most tourists flock to famous Aegean islands like Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, but overlook some truly spectacular destinations like Syros. This island contains the former capital of the Cyclades, Hermoupolis. Visitors who want a different cultural experience and island atmosphere,...
The Influence of Ancient Greece on Buddhism
Although Ancient Greece and Buddhism seem to be completely unrelated, Ancient Greek thought and aesthetics actually had a major influence on the Eastern religion by which, in turn, Greek philosophy was also impacted. Buddhism originated in ancient India at some...
Is There Life After Death? Scientists on Both Sides of Eternal Question
Whether or not there is life after death has been widely debated for many centuries. Many people who have been declared clinically dead have been jolted back to life -- some of them unwillingly -- after experiencing very powerful,...
New Insights on What Ancient Greek Sounded Like
Reading like the lyrics to a popular song or poem from modern times, two ancient Greek inscriptions in the form of rhyming poetry have prompted new insights into the way the language was spoken in those times. Ultimately, it is...
Menander, the Greek King of India
King Menander began as a Greek general of King Demetrius of the Euthydemid dynasty. He is considered as probably the most successful Greek king of India, and ruled a huge empire from Gandhara to the Hindu holy city of...
Secret Plato Code Discovered and Solved, Historian Claims
Did Plato hide a secret code in his writings? Dr. Jay Kennedy, a historian and a member of the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Life Sciences, recently published a scholarly work parsing the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato's writing, discovering...
The Fascinating Story of the Greeks of Corsica
Maniots fled to Corsica where they set up their own little Mani, preserving their language, faith and traditions while building a new home.
The First Kiss in Recorded History Took Place 4,500 Years Ago
In a recent discovery, scientists have uncovered new proof indicating that our ancestors may have engaged in kissing as early as 4,500 years ago. The evidence comes in the form of clay tablets found in regions that now make up...
World’s Oldest Hebrew Bible Sells for $38 Million
A remarkable piece of history, the Hebrew Bible, known as the Codex Sassoon, has made headlines by fetching a staggering $38.1 million at an auction held by Sotheby's. This extraordinary event marks one of the most expensive transactions ever...
Ghana Asks British Museum to Return Gold
Ghana's Asante leader is urging the British Museum to give back gold artifacts that belong to his people. During his visit to the Coronation of King Charles, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II met with Dr. Hartwig Fischer, the director of...
Greek Philosopher Diogenes was the First to Give Someone the Finger
The ancient Greek philosopher, Diogenes the Cynic, was most likely the man who invented "the finger" as an insult. The historian of philosophy Diogenes Laertios wrote that the cynical philosopher Diogenes made the rude gesture to the orator Demosthenes in...
Ten Castles in Greece That Will Take Your Breath Away
Greek castles remind us of impressive stories from their epic past, some ranked among the best-preserved buildings in Europe.