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Ancient Greek Masterpieces Were Painted in Dazzling Colors

It is nearly impossible to imagine the sparkling white sculptures of ancient Greece painted in a variety of bright colors.

Unfinished Roman-era Statue Unearthed in Veria, Greece

An unfinished Roman-era statue made of marble was unearthed in an excavation in Veria recently, according to a statement issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday. The statue, which does not have a head, is three-fifths life size;...

Greek and Roman Statues Found at Ancient Greek City of Knidos

Archaeologists' ongoing excavations in the ancient Greek city of Knidos, located in what is now southwestern Turkey, unearthed five stunningly beautiful heads of Greek and Roman statues earlier this week. Made of marble, the statues were sculpted in the...

Monumental Statue of Athena Parthenos Once Graced Acropolis

A monumental statue of Athena Parthenos, created of gilded ivory, once stood in the center of the magnificent temple of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens. The Athena Parthenos (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος) was a massive chryselephantine sculpture of...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus was discovered on 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism.

Magnificent Ancient Statues Unearthed in Central Greece

At least four marble statues of kouroi and parts of an ancient cemetery were discovered by a farmer near the town of Atalanti in Fthiotida, central Greece. The life-size kouroi, Greek statues representing young standing males, are in very good...

Excavations in Turkey Reveal Six Ancient Greek Statues

Over the weekend, six ancient Greek statues dating back some 2,000 years were discovered during excavations at the ancient Greek city of Magnesia, which is located in the current-day Aydin province of Turkey. The statues, four depicting females, one depicting...

Symbolism of Greek Statues in Beyoncé and Jay-Z Apesh*t Video (Video)

Over the weekend Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the world's hottest hip-hop couple, dropped their first joint album on Tidal called "Everything Is Love". The only video to be released thus far for the nine new tracks is for the song "Apesh*t",...

Lost Ancient Greek Statue of Zeus Recreated Through 3D Printing

The ancient Greek statue of Zeus, in Olympia, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was lost in the 5th century. Archaeologists have only found descriptions and illustrations of it on coins. Two 3D printing companies –Stratasys and...

Ancient Greek Marble Replicas to Be Presented in Adelaide

The Hellenic Studies Foundation in Australia became involved in the decades-long debate regarding the return of the ancient Greek Parthenon Marbles to Greece from the British Museum over a year ago. The Foundation created a social media campaign with...