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Alexander the Great Depicted in Israeli Mosaics

This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel. The mosaic discovered in...

Researchers Translate Ancient Greek Recipe for Hangover

Over a century ago, researchers Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt discovered 500,000 ancient documents in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. The 1,900-year-old papyri contained several ancient Greek texts, including cures and remedies. One text in particular explained how to...

Graffiti Art From Greek Myth ‘Niobe’ in Gaza

Releasing a two-minute video on his website featuring his new art pieces scattered across depressing Palestinian ruins, world's best-known mystery graffiti artist Banksy repositions the popular ancient Greek myth of "Niobe" into the new spatio-temporal setting of Gaza. Banksy, using his artistic stubbornness as...

Indian Collection Inspired by Greek Grandeur

The Indian designer duo Arhhan Singh and Junaaid have launched their new spring summer collection for 2014 under their label AnuNakki. According to the designers, ancient Greek culture was the main inspiration of their work. "The collection has been inspired...

Chile Honors Ancient Greece

Chile found a novel way to pay tribute to Ancient Greece, as from March 7th the metro-station Grecia (Greece) which is situated in the capital Santiago, is decorated by an exhibition of Ancient Greek copies. The exhibition includes 23 carefully...

Greek Antiquities and Dimitris Yeros’ Photos at Mexico’s Museo Nacional de Antropología

Since last month the Museo Nacional de Antropología (MNA) in Mexico City is hosting the gala exhibition “Keramiká. Materia divina de la Antigua Grecia”. The one hundred or so art pieces, all of them older than two thousand years ,...

Greek Texts on Ancient Egyptian School Walls

Researchers in Egypt discovered  a 1,700-year-old school with its walls covered in Greek texts referring to a passage about drugs from The Odyssey. The school is located in the ancient town of Trimithis, now called Amheida, in Egypt's western desert. Although the...

Greek Ceramic Treasures Display in Tokyo

The tenth Louvre - DNP Museum Lab presentation in Tokyo invites visitors to discover the art of Ancient Greece's civilization, which had a significant impact on Western art and culture. The visitors will be able to admire four works...