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Did Ancient Greeks Play Chess?

Chess has been receiving increased attention in the media, as Greek players are performing very well. Lately, the Greek chess team became the highest-ranked team in Europe and 5th in the world while participating in the Kasparov Cup. More...

Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?

Kline (Greek Ανάκλινδρο) was a type of furniture used by the ancient Greeks in their symposia and by the Romans in their slightly different convivia. Surviving images on countless works of art, including pottery, frescoes, wine cups, and sculptures, frequently...

The Bible’s First Translation Was in Greek

Originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic, the Bible is the most sold book in history, it first translation into another language was in Greek; the Septuagint.

What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks?

The interaction of the two great ancient civilizations of Greece and India began with the invasion of Alexander the Great in 326 BC.

What Ancient Greeks Asked the Oracle of Dodona Revealed in Video

The ancient Greek sanctuary and theater of Dodona, home to the oldest oracle, are part of a uniquely historic site in the country, which predated even the more universally-known Delphi. Questions that required a prophetic answer from the Oracle of...

Which Tragic Greek Figure Are You? The Quiz That’s Gone Viral

The quiz "Which tragic Greek figure are you?" has taken the internet by storm recently as thousands are sharing their results as to which Greek figure they'd be according to their personality. The test is on a site called uQuiz...

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.

Kissing in Ancient Greece: A Greeting and Sign of Respect

In ancient Greece, kissing was not considered strictly romantic or intimate; rather, kissing was a often a greeting between acquaintances.

Tattoos Were for Criminals in Ancient Greece

Tattoos were considered a sign of "otherness" in ancient Greece, as it was either foreigners or slaves, criminals, and captives who had tattoos in ancient Greek society. Body modification, such as tattoos and piercings, has been common throughout human societies...

Did Ancient Greeks Reach America Long Before Columbus?

The suggestion that ancient Greeks reached America before Columbus may seem far-fetched but certain researchers think otherwise. The idea is based entirely on a new examination of a dialogue written by the Greek historian Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 119...