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Greece and China: The Wisdom of Ancient Civilizations

Chinese culture belongs to one of the oldest civilizations, as does Greek culture, and Confucian teachings have been regarded as providing the definitive morality that underpins Chinese mentality and behavior, regardless of any religious background. By Steve Bakalis “The values of...

5,000-Year-Old Tavern Discovered in Ancient City of Lagash in Iraq

A tavern dating back to roughly 2,700 BC has been discovered at the excavation site of ancient Lagash in southern Iraq. Lagash was an important city-state in ancient Mesopotamia. The discovery was announced last week by the University of Pennsylvania....

Scarabs, Evil Eyes: Ancient Amulets and Disease

Believed to possess magical qualities, ancient amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to evil eyes in ancient Greece. By Marguerite Johnson Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East,...

The Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

Archaeologists in Bulgaria stumbled upon the wealthiest grave of the 5th millennium BC containing the oldest golden artifacts ever found. The incredible finding by excavator operator Raycho Marinov is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the...

Culture’s Role as Tool of Soft Power and Economic Development Discussed at Civilizations Forum

The many ways in which countries can cooperate in promoting cultural heritage and intercultural dialog were the main topics discussed by the foreign ministers of Greece, Italy, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico in the “Ancient...

Ancient Civilizations Forum in Athens

Greece’s aim through the Ancient Civilizations Forum scheduled in Athens is to give it an institutional character and open it up to more countries, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday, during a press briefing on the forum. “It is...