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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...

Belgian Students, Teachers Protest to Save Ancient Greek Lessons (video)

Students and teachers of secondary schools in the Belgian city of Genk are up in arms about the cutting of ancient Greek and Latin from the curriculum. "We fear that Greek will slowly but surely disappear from secondary education, and...

Israeli Scientists Uncover Ancient Greek Inscription

Scientists in Israel have unearthed a rare Greek-language mosaic dating from the 2nd-3rd century. Researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) were digging at Caesarea when they found the ancient inscription halfway between Tel Aviv and the port city of...

Statue of Hygeia and Eros Discovered in Southern Turkey

Archaeologists have discovered a statue of the Greek goddess Hygeia and god Eros in Turkey's southern province of Adana, according to the Daily Sabbah. The limestone sculpture; which was broken into two parts and missing a head, was discovered in...

Ancient Greek Roman City of Phaselis is Slowly Submerging

Almost two meters of the ancient city of Phaselis have submerged in 2,000 years, indicated by studies carried out by geologists and geomorphologists in the area, Turkish archaeologists say. Professor Murat Arslan speaking to Hurriyet says that the submerging is...

Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Southern Turkey

Mosaics dating back 1,600 years, have been uncovered in the ancient city of İdyrus in the southern province of Antalya’s Kemer district. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Mustafa Demirel, the Antalya Museum director and the head of İdyrus excavations, said ruins...

Magnificent Ancient Site of Aphrodisias in UNESCO World Heritage List

The Aphrodisias archaeology site in southwestern Turkey has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Aphrodisias, named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love was a small ancient Greek city in the historic Caria cultural region of western Anatolia, Turkey. The...

New French Education Minister to Promote Latin and Ancient Greek in Schools

The new French National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, 52, said that he wants to promote Latin and Ancient Greek in schools. Speaking to BFM TV on Tuesday, the head of education in the new Emmanuel Macron administration outlined his ministry's priorities....