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Craco: The Greek Ghost Town in Italy’s Magna Graecia

Craco, a ghost town in Italy, located in the province of Matera about twenty-five miles inland from the Gulf of Taranto, was once inhabited by Greeks. The medieval village of Craco in Magna Graecia is typical of the hill towns of...

Three-Room Ancient Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Italy

A new three-room Etruscan tomb has been unearthed in the municipality of Barbarano Romano, which would have been right in the heart of southern Etruria, Italy, amid ongoing excavations in and around the municipality which have already revealed another...

Tens of Thousands of Ancient Coins Found Off Sardinia

At least 30,000 ancient coins were discovered off the northeastern shores of Sardinia, Italy’s culture ministry announced recently. The bronze coins dating from the first half of the fourth century were found nestled in the seagrass, a stone's throw away...

World’s Oldest Known Decimal Point Discovered in Italy

Newly discovered notes from 15th-century Italy show that the decimal point is actually 150 years older than what historians previously believed. Decimal points may seem basic, but they're incredibly helpful in math. They divide whole numbers into tenths, hundredths, and...

The Top 10 Countries Dominating Global Gold Reserves

Gold continues to be an important indicator and store of value in the modern era, serving as a hedge and retaining its value even during times of economic crisis. With that in mind, here are the top 10 countries...

The Greek Architects of Italy’s Renaissance

Throughout history, many Greek scholars became the unsung heroes of the Renaissance, the period that linked ancient wisdom with a new modern era of scientific knowledge. The Renaissance emerged in European history as an opportunity of enlightenment, shining a new...

The Dazzling Greek Beauty of Sicily’s Valley of The Temples

Dominating the hills near the southern coast of Sicily lies an archaeological treasure that has captivated visitors for centuries: the Valle Dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples. This magnificent site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the...

Marina Bulgari, Granddaughter of the Greek Founder of Bulgari, Dies

Marina Bulgari, the granddaughter of Greek immigrant Sotirios Voulgaris who established the iconic luxury brand Bulgari, also known as BVLGARI, has died in Italy. She was 93. Marina Bulgari followed the steps of her grandfather and she was widely regarded...

Grecia Salentina: Exploring Southern Italy’s Greek Community

Nine villages in southern Italy collectively known as La Grecia Salentina (Salentine Greece) or, in the local dialect, Griko have maintained aspects of the Greek language and culture that have survived for centuries. Greek diasporas have been a constant in...

The Ancient Greek Origins of Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...