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Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor Who Embraced Greek Philosophy

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled over the classical world's most powerful empire. In addition to his achievements as a ruler, military strategist, and...

The Greek Church that May Hold the Oldest Crucifixion Icon

The Greek Orthodox Holy Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai is believed to house the oldest icon depicting the crucifixion of Christ. St. Catherine's...

How the New Year Was Celebrated in Alexander the Great’s Empire

Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is a popular custom around the world, as it has been for thousands of years. We find...

Pyrrhus of Epirus, the Ancient Greek King who Fought the Romans

Pyrrhus of Epirus (319/318–272 BC) was an ancient Greek general and statesman, widely regarded by his contemporaries and modern historians alike as one of...

The Greek Mummy Portraits Discovered in Fayoum, Egypt

In December 2022, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery in Fayoum, Egypt – a monumental funerary building dating back to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods,...

Who Wrote the Bible? Four Theories Examined

The Bible tells an overall story about the history of the world: creation, fall, redemption and God’s Last Judgement of the living and the...

Ancient Greek Stars Lighting Up Our Night Skies

Since the beginning of time, people have turned their eyes to the sky and discerned the shapes of animals and objects in the stars.

The Parallels Between Prometheus and Adam, Jesus and Hercules

Christianity’s rapid spread in the classical Greco-Roman world begs a question. What made Christianity appealing or fulfilling for the classical world? Trying to find answers...

The “Gate to Hell” in the Ancient Greek City of Hierapolis

The famed "Gate to Hell" at the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis in western Turkey opened to regular visitors in 2022. Known...

Tomb With Greek Mummy Unearthed in Aswan, Egypt

A Greco-Roman-era tomb with a Greek mummy was unearthed recently in Aswan, Egypt. In an extremely unusual discovery, the archaeologists found a copper plaque...