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Priestesses Among Few Women Who Had Status, Power in Ancient Greece

Life for women in most city states of Ancient Greece, was very difficult but ancient Greek priestesses had powers that gave them high status.

Greek Mummy Portraits, Funerary Building Discovered in Fayoum, Egypt

New important Greek and Roman archaeological discoveries were made in Fayoum, the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in Egypt announced on Thursday. The discoveries included a funerary building, portraits, mummies, and statues that date as far back as the...

Was the Parthenon of Acropolis Built by Slaves?

Generally speaking, the institution of slavery was an integral part of ancient Greece and the ancient world. In the strictly structured ancient Greek society, the thousands of slaves formed the base of the social pyramid and were often treated...

Ancient Greek Sport of Boxing Dropped From Olympics

The ancient Greek sport of boxing will be dropped from the Olympic Games starting in 2028 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided recently. The decision was made after an independent review of boxing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de...

Wise Women: Six Female Philosophers from Ancient Greece

When we think about ancient philosophers we tend to imagine old men as deep thinkers. Women too have helped shape modern thought.

The Greek Origin of Zodiac Signs in Astrology

We all know our own astrological sign. However, you might not have known that the origins of astrology link back to ancient Greek mythology, with every sign of the zodiac representing a Greek god, goddess, or other important figure...

Thespis of Icaria: The Ancient Greek That Invented Acting

Aristotle of Ancient Greece gave much to human history. Yet, that legacy includes far more than just philosophy, for the famed polymath gifted us Thespis of Icaria as well, a name that might otherwise have been forgotten. Two hundred years...

Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals

A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient  Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh in front of a small boy. This means that football, albeit in a primitive form,...

The Mysterious Nabataeans and the Greek Influence

  Is the history of the Nabataeans mysterious or lost? The Kingdom of the Nabataeans has not been substantially recorded by scholars and archaeologists alike, but that is changing. The question is if there is any connection between the Nabataeans...

Ancient Greek Bathhouse Unearthed in Egypt

A 2,200 year-old ancient Greek bathhouse has reportedly been discovered in the ancient Egyptian seaport town of Berenike on the western shore of the Red Sea. The structure apparently dates back to the third century B.C. The bathhouse would have...