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The Ancient Greek Origins of Wreaths

Wreaths, now commonly used as home decorations, bohemian headpieces, or even Snapchat filters have their origins in ancient Greece and have had a symbolic meaning in Western culture for over two thousand years. Since antiquity, the circular or horseshoe shaped...

The Day the Venetians Blew Up the Parthenon

On this day, September 26, 1687, the Parthenon of Acropolis in Athens faced a severe blow and was partly destroyed by Francesco Morosini, the leader of the Venetian army, who, as part of the Morean War, led an expedition...

War and Theater in Ancient Greece

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

The Ancient Greeks of Kashmir, India

Apart from being well-known for its cashmere pashmina shawls, which even Roman emperors favored, the beautiful region of Kashmir in India was once ruled by more than eleven Greek kings, and it has been called heaven on earth by...

The Jewish Prophesy of Alexander the Great

According to the the Jewish Book of Daniel, Alexander the Great was prophesied 200 years prior to his birth and was to change the course of Judaism forever. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis In 336 BC, at the age of twenty, Alexander the...

The Death of Actaeon and the Capriciousness of Fate

Disasters are inevitable, even in Greek mythology; a great example of this is the unfortunate fate suffered by the young protagonist of the ancient myth of Actaeon and Diana. By Alastair Blanshard Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question...

Stunning Statue of Hercules Uncovered in Philippi, Northern Greece

An impressive statue depicting Hercules from the Roman times was discovered at the ancient site of Philippi in northern Greece. Alongside the statue, a richly decorated structure, potentially a fountain, was also found. As stated in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

How the Greeks of India Taught Astronomy to the World

The Horoscopy of the Greeks, known as "Yavanajataka," was composed around 270 A.D.. This text had a phenomenal influence on later Indian astrology and astronomy; the Greek origin of this treatise is reflected by its title since Greeks are...

Illegal Trade in Antiquities is the Scourge of Millennia

The looting of artifacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. To combat this illicit traffic in antiquities it is necessary to have a comprehensive international strategy, which allows once and for all to stop...