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The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published after 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after 23 years of work by the University's classics faculty. The group was led by the lexicon's editor-in-chief, James Diggle, a professor at Queens College who taught Greek and Latin...

The Handshake: The Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away Post-Covid

The first nearly-universal way of greeting someone, portrayed for the first time in the arts of ancient Greece, has now been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic after thousands of years of use.

Ancient City of Troy 600 Years Older than Previously Believed

Νew archaeological discoveries from excavations at the site of the ancient city Troy in Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province suggest that people had settled in the area six centuries earlier than experts had previously believed. According to a report from the...

Greece's Top Ten Ancient Finds of the Last Decade

Greece has countless ruins to visit and historical sites to explore, all of which are priceless archaeological treasures. However, some discoveries made in the last decade are so spectacular that they have forever changed our understanding of history. Here's a look...

Ancient 'Odyssey' Find Will Attract Visitors to Greece, Says Olympia Mayor

Ancient Olympia has once again highlighted as a monument to world cultural heritage, following the recent discovery of possibly the oldest copy of Homer's Odyssey. The mayor of Ancient Olympia, Efthymios Kotzas, spoke to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on...

'Oldest' Record of Homer's Greek Odyssey Unearthed at Olympia

A clay tablet with an engraved inscription is the "oldest extant" record of Homer's Odyssey, experts are saying. It was discovered after three years of excavations at the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and has been shown to preserve 13...

Homer's Odyssey Is Officially the World's Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey has been voted the most influential story to have shaped the entire world, according to a poll of more than 100 international authors, academics, journalists and critics conducted by Britain's BBC. The Odyssey is, in part, a sequel to...

Turkey to Declare 2018 ‘Year of Troy’

The ruins that are believed to be the site where Troy was standing, are half an hour’s drive from Çanakkale in north-west Turkey, situated on the Dardanelles strait and near the Gallipoli peninsula.  The ruins of ten "Troys" -...

Homer's Odyssey at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens will have a special place in this year's International Museum Day (May 18) as it has been chosen by the Greek Department of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) as the honoree museum,...

Warrior Tomb Treasure Intact for 3,500 Years Unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed an intact Bronze Age warrior’s tomb, dating back 3,500 years, which is filled with more than 1,400 objects, including jewelry, weapons, bronze, silver and gold vessels. The Bronze Age tomb dates back to about 1500...