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Ancient Greece: Growing up in Athens and Sparta

Despite the fact that they shared the same heritage and language, ancient Spartans and ancient Athenians were very different, and the two city-states were not on the friendliest of terms. The Spartans were warriors, disciplined and strong, and always ready to...

Take an Interactive Trip to Pericles-era Athens (photos)

An interactive virtual-reality show of ancient Athens during the golden era of Pericles will premier on March 24 in the Greek capital. The Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens at the "Tholos" of the Cultural Centre of the Foundation...

Cardiff Uni to Translate, Publish Ancient Athens Inscriptions of UK Collections

All the stone inscriptions from ancient Athens in UK collections are to be presented in English translations for the first time, thanks to a new project by Cardiff University. According to Cardiff University News website, the project is to translate...

Shackled Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are to study shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in the Faliro port city in order to understand the rise of the Athens city-state. According to a Forbes report written by Kristina Killgrove, Faliro cemetery is one of...

An Ancient Greek Wrote the Perfect Play to Reflect on the Refugee Crisis in Europe

By: Laura Swift Berlin recently agreed to curb the number of migrants it welcomed after a backlash against Angela Merkel’s suspension of EU rules limiting numbers. It followed previous scenes of crowds welcoming new arrivals, which commentators had suggested was...