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Did Greek Art Inspire China’s Terracotta Army?

The alleged “Greekness” of the Terracotta Army went viral, but archaeologists in China were skeptical of the influence of Greek art.

The Mysterious Sleeping Giant of Greece’s Naxos Island

An ancient giant statue has been lying on its back for centuries on a hill on the scenic Greek island of Naxos.

Ancient Greek Lion from Piraeus Now Adorns Venice’s Arsenal

The story of the Ancient Greek Piraeus Lion, which is now in Venice, is one of several which are part of Greece's long history of ancient sculpted masterpieces -- and their subsequent looting, which has meant that many of...

The Met Museum Launches Ancient Greek Inspired Fragrance

A popular fragrance company has unveiled a line of scents inspired by the galleries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), including the museum's ancient Greek and Roman themed gallery. The Met, which is located in New York City, has...

The Calf Bearer: The Story of a Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first photograph of the magnificent statue "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.

Ten Stunning Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

There are countless masterpieces of Ancient Greek art scattered in museums around the world.

Stunning Ancient Bronze Statues Discovered in Italy

History can never stay buried forever. Therefore, it is no surprise that the most recent excavations in Tuscany have revealed another stunning discovery. This time of two dozen Ancient Roman bronze statues in Tuscany. The sculptures depicting Hygieia, Apollo and...

Ancient Greek Female Artists: The Feminine Aesthetic in Antiquity

In antiquity, the pursuit of the divine arts was a purely male aesthetic practice. Yet, there were also a few important Ancient Greek female artists. It was only much later that historians began to consider their work as not...

Ancient Greece and Africa Share Long History

Africans and Ancient Greeks had long, rich history together often reflected in the depiction of Africa in Ancient Greek art. The first contact between Greeks and Africans was sometime during the Bronze Age. At this time, the Minoan culture...

World Animal Day: Like Us, the Ancient Greeks Loved Their Dogs

Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters.