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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 Revival of the Ancient Greek Papyri Burned at Mount Vesuvius

The Ancient Greek papyri that was burned in 79 AD following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has now been revived with the content also having been recovered. There were more than 1,800 papyri, sometimes referred to as the Herculaneum scrolls,...

Last Meal Rooted in Ancient Greece

In society, mentions of the "Last Meal" or "Last Supper" refer to two quite specific events. The first is secular and refers to the last meal of the unlucky prisoners who find themselves on death row. The second is...

Ancient Greek Girl Buried Wearing Ceramic Flower Wreath

The skull of an Ancient Greek girl with a ceramic flower wreath has been discovered. These remains have been dated circa 400 to 300 B.C. This skull currently resides in The New Archaeological Museum of Patras in Greece. This fossilized...

What Were the Ancient Spartans Like?

Spartan society was very different from the rest in Greece, an example was the absence of walls, the city was protected only by its soldiers.

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...

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...

The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published After 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has recently published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after twenty-three 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...

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 in southwest Russia. Made of bronze, ancient Greek Corinthian helmets covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth,...

Ancient Greek Derveni Papyrus: Europe’s Oldest Surviving Book

The Derveni papyrus, an ancient Greek papyrus roll from the era of Philip II of Macedon's reign—probably from the years between 340 and 320 B.C.—is considered Europe's oldest legible manuscript still in existence today. Its name derives from the site...