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The Ancient Greek Who Invented the World’s First Steam Turbine

Heron of Alexandria was an ancient Greek inventor of mechanical devices, mathematician, engineer, and geometer whose inventions include the first steam turbine. Heron lived during...

World’s First Coins Were Minted in Ancient Lydia

Ancient Lydia holds the distinction of creating the first coins in the world; at first not much more than blobs of metal with basic...

The “World’s First Cruise Liner” Was Designed by Archimedes

The world's first colossal ship, not unlike a modern cruise liner in form and function, was designed and built by the ancient Greek mathematician...

The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

First Map of Known World Created by Ancient Greek Anaximander

The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC,...

Ancient Greeks Invented World’s First Telecommunications Device

The hydraulic telegraph, invented by the ancient Greeks, had the capacity to send long-distance messages as early as the fourth century BC. The ingenious apparatus...

Ancient Greek Story of Antigone Warns Against Sin of Pride

The story from Greek mythology of Antigone and Polynices is a cautionary tale about the sin of pride and how like so many other...

Eleven Greek Cheeses Win at the 2023 World Cheese Awards

The international cheese competition World Cheese Awards 2023 ended in Norway with the announcement of the final results. This year, 4,502 cheeses from forty-three...

Greece Tops Ranking of Most Beautiful Houses Worldwide

Greece's houses top the ranking of the most beautiful types of homes worldwide. The ranking was compiled by the UK Estate Agent comparison site...

Vassilios Tsavaliaris, the First Victim of the Greco-Italian War

It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack in...