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The Stunning Vapheio Gold Cups are Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

The pair of stunning gold cups, called the "Vapheio Cups," are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek art. The expertly crafted gold objects were found at the Vapheio tholos tomb in Lakonia, Greece in the late nineteenth century. The pair of...

How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

New research from the Academy of Athens argues that the Greeks actually chose Salamis after studying the area's climactic conditions.

French Bring Back Teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in Schools

The French government has announced plans to boost the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in schools as part of a new initiative

Weather Phobias in a Time of Severe Storms

Although the weather may seem like a natural part of life, many people suffer from weather phobias, ranging from the well-grounded fear of lightning -- which of course is truly deadly -- to the more unusual fear of snow. According...

Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals

Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a study from the University of Exeter revealed. Experts at the University of Exeter...

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...

Ancient Greek Corinthian Helmet Found in Southwest Russia

An ancient Greek Corinthian helmet was found in a fifth century BC grave in the Taman Peninsula, southwest Russia. Made of bronze, ancient Greek Corinthian helmets covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth, protruding...

Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what were the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably used till today. The Alarm Clock of...

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 Ancient Greek Lexicon Published after 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after 23 years of work by the University's classics faculty. The group was led by the lexicon's editor-in-chief, James Diggle, a professor at Queens College who taught Greek and Latin...