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Was the Parthenon of Acropolis Built by Slaves?

Generally speaking, the institution of slavery was an integral part of ancient Greece and the ancient world. In the strictly structured ancient Greek society, the thousands of slaves formed the base of the social pyramid and were often treated...

Why Many Churches were Built on Top of Ancient Greek Temples

Surprisingly, many Christian churches were built on sites where ancient Greek temples once stood, and many temples were once used as churches at some point in history. In fact, the Parthenon, which is likely the most famous ancient Greek temple...

Did Ancient Greeks Build their Temples Where Earthquakes Struck?

The Ancient Greeks may have built temples and other sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquakes.

The Ancient Greek Treasure of the Amphiareion of Oropos

The Amphiareion of Oropos in East Attica with its temple and theater, is one of the lesser-known treasures of Greek antiquity.

Skeleton Found In Ancient Zeus Temple

New and significant findings came to light during this year's excavations at the temple of Zeus in Mount Lykaion, in the southwestern part of Arcadia, noted the Greek Ministry of Culture in an official announcement. According to a local...

Lack of Staff Keeps UNESCO Heritage Temple of Apollo Epicurius Closed on Weekends

The ancient Greek Temple of Apollo Epicurius is open to visitors only on weekdays from 08.00-15.00 (local time) and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays, the country’s Culture ministry said in a press release, responding to media reports criticizing...

Ancient Greek Temples in Southern Italy

The presence of Greeks in southern Italy dates back to ancient times, as revealed by many archaeological discoveries and a Greek dialect which is still spoken in some areas. Regions of southern Italy and Sicily were settled in the 8th...