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How the Ancient Greeks Designed Their Cities

Despite wide diversity, city-states in Ancient Greece were united by a common design system that structured their architectural landscape. Cities occupied a special place in ancient culture in Greece since they were relatively independent units not only economically but also...

The Mystery of the Infant Skeletons Found in Athens’ Ancient Agora

In 1938, archaeologists excavating the Ancient Agora in Athens unearthed a well filled with the skeletons of over 450 infants, along with the remains of over 150 dogs. Such a collection of skeletal material had never been seen before, and...

The Ancient History of Athens’ Monastiraki Square

Located at the heart of Athens, Monastiraki Square is a unique blend of styles, cultures and eras, ever-changing and vibrant.

Spending a Day in Plaka, the Oldest Neighborhood in Athens

Spending a day in the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime.

The Moment Statue of Helios, the Sun God of Ancient Greece, was Unearthed

A magnificent marble bust of Helios, the ancient Greek sun god, that was unearthed at the ancient Agora of Athens in 1970 is one of the most spectacular exhibits of the Ancient Agora Museum. Helios was said to drive his...

Metropolis Dig Unveils Ancient Greek Acropolis in Turkey

Excavation work at the ancient Greek city of Metropolis will focus on preparing the site's acropolis, agora, Araplitepe Church, and water wells for visitors this season. The aim is to restore the eastern gate of the Hellenistic acropolis and to...

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his Admiration for Greece

The life of John D. Rockefeller Jr. reads like a long, fascinating novel, with a chapter dedicated to his love for ancient Greece. He was the heir of the first billionaire in history, John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in...

Impressive Exhibition ‘Pompeii and the Greeks’ Opens in Italy

The large exhibition "Pompei ei Greci" (Pompeii and the Greeks) opens its doors on April 12, 2017 exposing the magnificence of Ancient Greece beyond its borders. The exhibition will be hosted in the arena of ancient Pompeii and curated...

Ancient Tower of Winds in Athens Opens to Visitors

After decades of being closed off to the public, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday that the Tower of Winds, or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes, in the Roman Agora under the Acropolis will be open to the...

Exhibition: The Often Neglected History of 'Ottoman Athens'

It is a part of Greek history often ignored or downright hated by Greeks: an exhibition currently on display at the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, tells the story of Ottoman-era...