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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...

School in Belgium Launches New Video Game to Teach Ancient Greek History

A history teacher in Belgium has developed a new video game together with French video game company Ubisoft to teach children about ancient Greece, the Brussels Times reports. Students in their second year of secondary school (age 13-14) from the GO! Middenschool...

Scientists Find Ancient Greek Texts on Papyrus Burnt After Vesuvius Eruption

A group of European scientists has found a hidden ancient Greek text on the back of a papyrus that was burnt after the Vesuvius volcano eruption in 79 AD. The scrolls – known as the Herculaneum papyri or Herculaneum scrolls...

Melina Mercouri’s Songs Featured at Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum

The Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum, featuring Melina Mercouri, began on Saturday, at the amphitheater of the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, today's Austrian city of Petronell. Mercouri was described at the festival as the ''most important Greek woman of...

Ancient Greek Monuments, Including Acropolis, Threatened by Climate Change

Scientists have recently expressed concern regarding the impact of climate change on ancient Greek monuments, including the Acropolis. The extreme weather phenomena seen in recent years, as well as air pollution and acid rain, have created structural problems in the...

Happy Yo-Yo Day! Yes, Greeks Invented This Too

Today, June 6, is National Yo-Yo Day and you deserve to know that the once popular toy has Greek roots, in fact it was invented by the Ancient Greeks. The yo-yo is considered the second-oldest toy in history after dolls. The first Yo-Yos were made of wood or terra cotta about 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece and some of them are on display at the Greek Archaeological Museum in Athens.

The Magic of Recreating Ancient Greek Masterpieces (video)

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are sold at the country's archaeological sites, monuments and museums. The exact copies are made by hand, with great expertise, by talented sculptors, painters, conservationists and...

French Government Supports Bid to Include Greek in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

A cultural association from the French town of Autun published a manifesto on Saturday asking for the Ancient Greek and Latin languages to be included in UNESCO's list of entities which are part of the world's "Intangible Cultural Heritage." Their...