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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...

Ancient Greek Anthesteria Festival Celebrated at Art Exhibition

Greek god Dionysos is honored in Anthesteria, an art exhibition inspired by the three-day festival celebrating nature and wine in ancient Athens

Why Did Ancient Greek Actors Wear Theater Masks?

One of the most enduring art forms from ancient Greece is that of theater. Greek tragedies and comedies are a touchstone for understanding ancient...

The Ancient Greek Treasures Housed in Paris Museums

Numerous artistic treasures from or inspired by Greece are housed in Paris museums. Undoubtedly, the foundation of Western civilization is rooted in ancient Greece,...

Greek Archaeologist Petros Themelis Who Revived Ancient Messene Dies

Leading Greek archaeologist Petros Themelis, who is best known for pioneering work at the site of Ancient Messene in Southwest Peloponnese, died aged 87,...

Olbia: The Ancient Greek Settlement on the Black Sea Coast

Nestled near the Black Sea spit, Olbia stands as one of the largest Ancient Greek settlements in the region. Located in southern Ukraine, Olbia's...

The Golden Age of Ancient Greek Science

Greece had two golden ages. The legacies of Greek golden ages, especially in science, made Western civilization what we know today.

Ancient Greece’s Antidote to War Was Theater and Sports

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to...

Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece

Snakes have held significant roles in the mythology of many ancient cultures, including in ancient Greece, where they were even used to heal the...