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Statue of Greek Goddess Aphrodite Uncovered in Turkey

A statue of the goddess Aphrodite was uncovered recently during excavations carried out in the Ancient Greek city of Amastris in today's Turkey. The statue, found three meters below the surface was originally thought to depict a nymph (water fairy)....

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.

Mysterious 5,000-Year-Old City in Bulgaria Houses Temple of Greek God

Perperikon, one of the oldest cities in the world, made of stone and only discovered in the 20th century in Bulgaria, shed light on one of the greatest and most mysterious civilizations on earth, the Thracians. The Thracians resided partly...

Ancient Greek Helmets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hoplite is one of the quintessential images associated with ancient Greece, and no part of the hoplite panoply is more iconic than his helmet, made even more famous by films like 300 and Troy. The Corinthian helmet is what...

The History of the Ancient Greek Colonies in the Black Sea

The ancient Greeks established cities across the four corners of the Mediterranean. However, the Black Sea was of particular importance to them, with the area becoming a hub of the ancient Greek world beyond its metropolis. The ventures into the...

12-Year-Old Boy Recreates Ancient Greek Archimedes’ Death Ray

An award-winning 12-year-old school boy in Canada has created a working death ray based on the model by ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Archimedes. Historians and scientists have for hundreds of years been deliberating on whether a "death ray" weapon...

The Swastika Symbol in Ancient Greek and Etruscan Cultures

Today, the swastika symbol comes attached to the imagery of Nazi Germany and the holocaust, but the origins of this four-armed symbol predate the Third Reich by at least 8,000 years. It was even used by the ancient Greeks...

Roman Emperor’s Medallion With Ancient Greek Writing Found in Bulgaria

A number of valuable items have recently been found in Roman tombs near the village of Nova Varbovka in the Veliko Turnovo region of Bulgaria, including a medallion of the Roman emperor Caracalla, which is inscribed with ancient Greek...

Ancient Greeks Had More Than One God of Love

In the complicated and intricate world of ancient mythology, the Greek deities of love hold a prominent place of honor. In this mesmerizing world, deities govern every aspect of physical nature and human existence. Love, however, holds a particular...

Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty

Aphrodite, ancient Greece's embodiment of love, beauty, and desire, will be forever known as one of the most revered deities in the nation's mythology. Her allure exceeds the limits of Mount Olympus, impacting our modern culture with a legacy that...