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Cultivation of Cannabis was Legal in Greece Until 1936

The cultivation of cannabis in Greece for pharmaceutical purposes is now legal, as it was legal until 1936, the year it was prohibited

Tombs with Death Certificates in Greek Discovered in Egypt

A total of 85 tombs with death certificates written in Greek letters were unearthed in the southern Egyptian province of Sohag, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said Wednesday. The tombs date back to the period from the Old Kingdom...

Ancient Greek Temple of Zeus Unearthed in Sinai, Egypt

Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, authorities in Egypt said on Monday. In a statement, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said the temple ruins were found in the Tell...

Ancient Greeks Left Their Mark in Egypt in 591 BC – in Graffiti

The urge to leave your mark for posterity is nothing new, as ancient Greek graffiti carved into an Egyptian Temple clearly shows.

Cities Around the Globe Founded by Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great , who lived from July 356 BC to 10/11 June, 323 BC, was an intrepid conqueror and a brilliant military general.

Cavafy: The Greek Poet Master at Saying a Lot with Very Little

Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis brought an international aura to modern Greek poetry, by being a master at saying a lot with very little.

Ancient Library of Alexandria One of Greatest Treasures of Mankind

The ancient Library of Alexandria, built in the city that was the brainchild of Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest wonders of the world, hosting scholars who explored science, history and all other areas of knowledge before...

Ancient “Notepads,” Many Written in Greek, Uncovered in Egypt

Over 18,000 ancient "notepads" -- many written in Greek -- were uncovered by archaeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Athribis. The ancient notepads called ostraca -- clay fragments that contain writing -- were used as a form of notepad...

Nikos Katsikas, Greek Journalist in Egypt, Was Murdered

Nikos Katsikas, a Greek journalist who for many years worked tirelessly to promote Greece in Egypt and strengthen bilateral relations was murdered, Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday. Katsikas was found dead on Saturday, according to an announcement by the Greek...

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus Right

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian shipwreck which proves the Greek Historian Herodotus was correct about the observations he made about Egyptian vessels nearly 25 centuries ago. The shipwreck, discovered in the Nile River near the ancient, and now sunken,...