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“Ancient Greek Olympic Games Were Totally Corrupted” Says British Documentary

The documentary 'The Ancient Greek Olympics' broadcast by British Channel 4 shows a different view of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, clearly more corrupt and more 'hot' than what comes to mind when modern people think about the...

Ancient Greek Technology Exhibition in Pyrgos, Peloponnese

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology “Kostas Kotsanas” in Kataloko, which functions under the auspices of the Municipality of Pyrgos, presents a unique exhibition of 300 models of ancient Greek technological inventions and mechanisms ranging from 2000 B.C. up...

Ancient Greek Classes at the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne Starting July 17

Feel like broadening your knowledge about the classic world? Ancient Greek classes for adults will be held at the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne commencing on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July. Two times a week for 8 weeks, the...

Possible Bones of John The Baptist Discovered in Bulgaria

A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones...

Greek Student Wins 1st Prize in Ancient Greek Language Competition

Eleni Patrika, a second-year high school (Lyceum) student from Veria, Greece, won the first prize at the 16th annual international competition of Ancient Greek Language “Certamen Viterbiense Della Tuscia” held in Viterbo, Italy, from May 16th to 19th 2012. The...

British Pupils to be Taught Ancient Greek After Education Reform

Learning a foreign language will be compulsory from the age of seven in England's primary schools in an overhaul of the national curriculum, the education secretary is to announce. Ancient Greek will also be included in the state primary school...

Ancient Greek Cemetery Found in Marseille

It is already known that the first residents of Marseille in Southern France were Greeks, specifically from the ancient tribe of Phocaea. But now, archaeologists discovered an ancient Greek cemetery in the region that would shed light on the...

Mock Socrates Trial Held 2,500 Years Later

Almost 2,500 years later, the trial of Socrates is about to be repeated. This time Socrates is acquitted in a historical trial which is not a re-enactment but a modern perspective based on the current legal framework supplemented with...

Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus

It may sound unbelievable but a Greek-Canadian scientist is stating that the Ancient Greeks may have reached America years before the Spanish Seafarer Columbus did. Researcher of Aegean Scripts, Dr. Minas Tsikritsis, in the text by Plutarch “On the Apparent Face...

Major Libraries to Digitize Ancient Greek Manuscripts

Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Vatican's Biblioteca Apostolica have announced the digitization of 1.5 million ancient texts and medieval books after receiving funds from the Polonsky Foundation. Among the material to be available online are Greek manuscripts and 15th and...