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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...

Love Stories of Ancient Greece: From Myth to History

With the arrival of Valentine's Day, let's journey back to ancient Greece, where love stories transcend the realms of history and mythology. These are tales that have captivated the minds of many generations. From the passions of gods to the...

When Did Ancient Egyptians Start Using Hieroglyphs?

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were commonly etched into stone and used in temples, tombs, and other monuments, with the first fully formed sentence found around 2800 BC. The word "hieroglyphs" comes from the Greek adjective "hieroglyphikos," meaning "sacred carving." Early forms...

The Ancient Lemnian Language and Its Connection to Etruscan

The ancient language of Lemnian, which was spoken on the Greek island of Lemnos in the first millennium BC, was very closely connected with the Etruscan language, as uncovered inscriptions have found. There have been sixteen inscription remnants found that...