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How the Ancient Greeks Designed Their Cities

Despite wide diversity, city-states in Ancient Greece were united by a common design system that structured their architectural landscape. Cities occupied a special place in ancient culture in Greece since they were relatively independent units not only economically but also...

7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

Ancient City Discovered in Albania Could Have Greek Origins

Excavations of an ancient site in Albania, first discovered by archaeologists in 2018, have revealed further details about a lost ancient city that ancient Greeks could have built. Archaeologists, led by Piotr Dyczek and Saimir Shpuza, have uncovered at least...

The Ten Oldest Inhabited Cities in Greece

Many of the oldest inhabited cities in Greece are still standing against all odds. They have survived to this day to narrate the history of Ancient Greece and confirm its influence in Western civilization. In these cities, one finds...

Thousands of Ancient Items Discovered at Kythnos Island, Greece

Thousands of items have been uncovered at the Kythnos archaeological site, an ancient city located in what is today called Vryokastro. The excavations were carried out at several points of interest on the ancient acropolis of Kythnos; namely, a temple...

Roman-Era Iron Mask Found in Ancient City of Hadrianopouli

An 1,800-year-old iron mask from the ancient city of Hadrianopouli, Greece was discovered by archaeologists working a dig there this past Summer. Announced on Monday, the discovery of the iron mask was a revelation to the archaeologists, who have been...

Ancient Greek City of Paestum First Site to Open as Italy Eases Lockdown

The towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples became the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Even before the iconic sites of the Colosseum and Pompeii, this ancient Greek colony dating back...

Skull Found at Ancient Greek City Shows Neurosurgery Performed 2,200 Years Ago

Archaeologists carrying out excavations in the ancient city of Euromus in Turkey's southern Mugla province found a skull with marks indicating that neurosurgery existed 2,200 years ago. According to the Anadolu News Agency the skull was discovered in a burial...

Ancient Greek City in Sicily Serves as Setting for New Gucci Campaign

Earlier in April, Gucci revealed photographs from its latest advertising campaign, which show Michele’s Gucci gang in various poses around the ancient Greek city of Selinunte. The ancient city was founded in the seventh century BC in Sicily. Alessandro Michele, an...

Discover Pavlopetri, the Underwater Ancient Greek City (Video)

Located off the Peloponnesean coast lies a secret treasure of antiquity: the ancient city of Pavlopetri. This magical city is thought to have been submerged due to a series of earthquakes which occurred around 1000 BC. Dating back 5,000 years,...