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The Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World," reveals that such women...

Greek Gods Come to Life in Archaeological Finds from Turkey

An archaeological discovery in Turkey resulted in the unearthing of dozens of terracotta figurines depicting ancient Greek gods, men, women, and animals. The artifacts, which are over 2,000 years old, were found in the ancient Greek town of Myra, which...

The Magic of Creating Replicas of Ancient Greek Masterpieces

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are later sold at the country's archaeological sites, monuments and museums. The exact copies of the most iconic pieces of ancient Greek art are made by...

The Flowering of Athens in the Fifth Century B.C.

In Athens, the fifth century BC served as a period in which art, literature, and thought flourished, and it ultimately defines our image of Ancient Greece. by Patrick Garner In the 21st century much of what the world thinks of as...

Ancient Greek Lion from Port of 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 Handshake: The Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away Post-Covid

The first nearly-universal way of greeting someone, portrayed for the first time in the arts of ancient Greece, has now been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic after thousands of years of use.