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Friendship Leads to $300,000 Donation for Ancient Greek at Australian University

The friendship begun in the 1960s between a Hong Kong boarding school student and a lecturer in the Classics has led to a $300,000 donation toward establishing an endowed lectureship in ancient Greek languages. The scholarship and projected lectureship post...

Russian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Settlement in Crimea

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeological Institute discovered a previously unknown ancient Greek settlement in eastern Crimea on Friday, a TASS report says. Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Crimea...

2,400-Year-Old ‘Odysseus’ Greek Vessel Discovered Intact at the Bottom of the Black Sea

A discovery that could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world was made at the bottom of the Black Sea by British scientists who discovered the oldest intact shipwreck ever found. The 75ft Greek trading vessel...

Ancient Greek Earring Unveiled in Jerusalem

An ancient Greek gold earring found last year in Jerusalem has been revealed by the Israeli authorities. The jewellery, around 2,000 years old and fashioned to look like a horned animal, was finally unveiled by the Israel Antiquities Authority on...

Swiss Experts Crack Code of 2,000-Year-Old Ancient Greek Papyrus

A mysterious 2,000-year-old papyrus covered in mirror writing, including ancient Greek, had baffled scientists for years. Now researchers in Switzerland think they have solved the riddle of the strange document. The papyrus papers at the University of Basel formed part...

The Ancient Greek Scientist Who Was a King's Lie Detector

As long as there no bullet-proof mechanisms to detect a lie, reading a person’s physical response to spot an untruth is one technique that survived through the centuries. The Greek physician Erasistratus (300-250 B. C.) is credited with perfecting this...

President Hails Ancient Greek Influence on Modern Science

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has used a speech at a summer university event to refer to the great influence of ancient Greek thought on contemporary science. He was speaking at the opening of the 4th International Summer University on 'Greek Language,...

Archaeologists Discover 2,200-Year-Old Ancient Greek Writing in Egypt

Archaeologists in northern Egypt have discovered a 2,200-year-old coin depicting King Ptolemy III Euergetes, said to be an ancestor of Cleopatra. The coin, which bears the image of the king on one face and his name in Greek along with...

Free Museum Tours Explore Ancient Greek Writing

The National Archaeological Museum is organising free thematic tours for Athens' year as World Book Capital. The tours will be conducted by the museum's archaeologists in groups of 30, free of charge. "Starting from prehistoric societies before writing emerged, where linear...

Ancient Greek Inscription Uncovered in Egypt

  A second-century temple in Egypt has been found by archaeologists who say Greek inscriptions form part of the remarkable discovery. Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says the structure was uncovered near the village of Haj Ali Basiwah in the country's western desert. It...