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Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

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.

Archaeologists Locate the Lost Sanctuary of Apollo in Cyprus

A Sanctuary of Apollo was recently located by German archaeologists at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa Lefkosia, Cyprus.

Ancient Greek Helmet Found in Stone Burial Chamber in Croatia

A very rare bronze Greek-Illyrian war helmet, used in Greece during the time of the Greco-Persian Wars, has just been discovered in a rock-cut tomb in Dalmatia, Croatia. The form of the iconic open-faced helmet, which archaeologists consider an especially rare...

Construction Workers Unearth Ancient Greek Gem in Downtown Athens

Α spectacular ancient Greek sculpture was unearthed in the downtown Agia Irini (St Irene) Square of Athens on Saturday during construction work. The news was shared by Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of the city of Athens, through a Facebook post. There...

How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, fought between the Persians and a vastly outnumbered Greek force in September of 480 BC, is considered by many historians to be one of the most decisive in history. New research from the Center for Atmospheric...

Ancient Greek Theaters Honored in New Postage Stamp Series

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) recently revealed a new series of commemorative stamps which showcase both the famous and the lesser-known ancient Greek theaters in the region of Epirus. ''Greece’s ancient theaters are magnificent silent witnesses of the spirit of our...

Love Like A Greek: The Six Types of Love

By Roman Krznaric* What is love? In all truth, there is not one single answer to this question and this is why the ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life. Looking for an...

Ancient Greek and Roman Cemetery Discovered in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced recently that an ancient Greek and Roman cemetery has been discovered in Ismailia. According to reports, the cemetery has multiple levels. The upper levels date back to ancient Greek and Roman times, while the...

Greek Mathematics Reveal Most Beautiful Woman on the Planet

British scientists have recently determined exactly who is the most beautiful woman on the planet -- according to a mathematical formula used by ancient Greeks. Dr. Julian De Silva, an eminent facial cosmetic surgeon on London's famous Harley Street, led...