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Man Finds Roman-Era Marble Heads in Apartment in Greece

A man who recently purchased an apartment in the Greek city of Thessaloniki made a shocking discovery in its attic consisting of two ancient Roman-era marble heads. Along with the sculptures, the 35-year-old man also uncovered other items that could...

Ancient Greek Spells and Charms for the Hapless in Love

Despite their reputation as the first philosophers and scientists, ancient Greeks used various love spells to win the affections of those they desired. By Adam Parker, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University. Valentine’s Day is not all love hearts...

A Second Trojan Asteroid Discovered Sharing Earth’s Orbit

A new study published on Tuesday has revealed the existence of an Earth Trojan asteroid, only the second of its kind to be discovered. Astronomers found asteroid 2020 XL5 while operating the Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope in Chile. The team...

The Horse in Ancient Athens: Symbol and Source of Inspiration in Art

A new art and science exhibition entitled "Horse: The Horse in Ancient Athens" will open on January 20 at the American School of Classical Studies. The exhibition will explore both relics and artifacts of horses from ancient Greece-- including a...

Boris Johnson Gives Newborn Daughter Greek Name ‘Iris’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson have welcomed a new baby daughter into the world and given her a name inspired by Greece. The newborn baby girl has been named Romi Iris Charlotte Johnson. Romi is...

Should We Blame Ancient Greece for Today’s Search for Six-Pack Abs?

The cultural obsession with six-pack abdominal muscles shows no signs of abating. And if research into male body image is to be believed, it will likely only grow, thanks to social media. By Conor Heffernan Today, there’s an entire industry centered...

Looted Antiquities from Steinhardt Collection to be Returned to Greece

A total of 47 looted antiquities retrieved from the collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt on Monday will be returned to Greece soon, the Greek Ministry of Culture stated on Thursday. Steinhardt has also accepted a lifetime ban from collecting antiquities...

Michael Steinhardt Gives Up Antiquities Worth $70 Million

Hedge-fund titan and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt surrendered 180 antiquities from his collection on Monday. The objects are currently valued at $70 million. Steinhardt has also accepted a life-time ban from collecting antiquities as part of the plea agreement. Steinhardt gave...

Hellenistic-Era Sanctuary Uncovered in Central Greece

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic era structures were discovered by the in the archaeological site of Skiathas, in Larissa, central Greece the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport announced on Friday. According to the announcement, the excavations took place in an...

Once in a Century Partial Lunar Eclipse to Occur on Friday

The longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur this Friday. The eclipse will be visible to the entirety of North America and will last a staggering 6 hours. Not only will this eclipse be the longest of...