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Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

Exquisite Ancient Greek Earring One of Treasures at Boston Museum

An exquisite ancient Greek earring, now housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, still dazzles its admirers fully 2,300 years after it was expertly crafted from pure gold. And it is in good company at Boston's Museum...

Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

Ancient Cemetery Discovered Under Street in Larnaca, Cyprus

An ancient cemetery was found recently as a result of anti-flooding works in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus. Dating back to the 12th century BC, but in use up to Roman times, the find is considered quite significant by...

Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.

Love Like A Greek: The Six Types of Love

By Roman Krznaric* What is love? In all truth, there is not one single answer to this question and this is why the ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life. Looking for an...

Caraftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran

The province of Kurdistan in Western Iran hides an amazing secret which connects this Asian province with ancient Greece. The Caves of Caraftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia. The structures,...

4th of July: Four Ancient Greek Ideals that Influenced American Independence

Greek Americans have one more reason to be proud on the Fourth of July each year, because they don’t only celebrate America’s Independence Day, but also the great influence of Hellenism on the birth of the American nation. The ideas and...