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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...

Miracle Plant Used in Ancient Greece Rediscovered After 2,000 Years

A "miracle" plant consumed by Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, which was thought to have become extinct two thousand years ago, has now been rediscovered in Turkey by a professor, who thinks he’s found a botanical survivor. The plant, which...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

The History of Gymnastics from Ancient Greece to Today

As the world watches the gymnastics events at the Tokyo Olympics, we remember the ancient Greeks, who started the history of gymnastics.

The Ancient Greek Origins of Werewolves

The oldest trace of man-to-wolf transformation dates back to 2100 BC. But the werewolf as we now know it first appeared in ancient Greece. By Tanika Koosmen The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or...

Anti-Aging and Ancient Greeks

Although medicine and healing were important in ancient Greece, anti-aging may have been considered unnatural by the ancient Greeks. by Patrick Garner In the last decade some branches of modern medicine have shifted from viewing aging as inevitable to treating it...