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A History of Wine in Ancient Greece

The recorded history of wine in Ancient Greece begins around the 15th century BC, while viticulture appears to have existed as early as in the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago

Michael Steinhardt Gives Up Antiquities Worth $70 Million

Hedge-fund titan and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt surrendered 180 antiquities from his collection on Monday. The objects are currently valued at $70 million. Steinhardt has also accepted a life-time ban from collecting antiquities as part of the plea agreement. Steinhardt gave...

2,500-Year-Old Greek Helmet Found in Haifa, Israel

A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.

Hellenistic-Era Sanctuary Uncovered in Central Greece

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic era structures were discovered by the in the archaeological site of Skiathas, in Larissa, central Greece the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport announced on Friday. According to the announcement, the excavations took place in an...

Alepotrypa Cave in Greece is One of Largest Neolithic Sites in Europe

Alepotrypa Cave, located in the Peloponnese, Greece, is home to one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Located in the rugged area of Mani, the cave was inhabited during the Neolithic period, which ran from 10,000 to 4,500...

Platonic Love: The Concept of the Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture -- and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love...

Once in a Century Partial Lunar Eclipse to Occur on Friday

The longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur this Friday. The eclipse will be visible to the entirety of North America and will last a staggering 6 hours. Not only will this eclipse be the longest of...

“Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom” Exhibition Opens in London

A new exhibition exploring science in ancient Greek society opens at London's Science museum on Wednesday, November 17. The exhibition, titled "Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom," combines ancient artifacts and objects to explore the role science played in ancient Greek...

Why Did Ancient Greek Actors Wear Theater Masks?

One of the most enduring art forms from ancient Greece is that of theater. Greek tragedies and comedies are a touchstone for understanding ancient Greece's culture -- from Euripedes to Sophocoles -- and their written forms are still widely...

Every Guy on TikTok Wants To Look Like Alexander the Great

The New York Times published a long-form article on Thursday exploring the relationship between TikTok's trendiest male hairstyle and its unexpected inspiration... Alexander the Great. Yes, you heard that right: it seems that Alexander the Great is still conquering the...