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Greek Masterpieces Loaned by the British Museum Displayed in Australia

Ancient Greek masterpieces loaned by the British Museum are on display starting Friday at the National Museum of Australia. The artifacts form part of an exhibition titled "Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes," which explores the triumphs, conquests and epic...

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.

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.

From Washing Machines to Computers: How the Ancients Invented the Modern World

Many modern inventions like computers and washing machines actually have their origins in ancient times. By Zena Kamash True innovation is hard to find, as few things come out of nothing. Take the now-ubiquitous selfie, for example. The format may have...

Kindred Skies: Ancient Greeks, Aboriginal Australians Saw Same Constellations

Many of the constellations we know in the night sky were named according to the myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by those from many other cultures  on Earth, including those of Australia. By Duane W. Hamacher Look upon...

Guide to the Classics: Sappho, a Poet in Fragments

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.  By Marguerite Johnson For those...

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...

The Spartans: An Ancient War Machine

Twenty-five hundred years ago the Spartans were the indisputable military power in Greece. by Patrick Garner No city had warriors as fierce, disciplined and proud. Unlike other Greeks, they did not live as individuals, but as parts of a hive, or in...

The Myth of King Midas and His Golden Touch

It is common to hear the expression "like King Midas" to refer to people who make a lot of profit or enjoy great financial success in all their businesses. However, the origins of this expression come from a greedy...

How Ancient Greeks Nurtured Healthy, Glowing Skin

As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks were putting great emphasis on healthy skin and they used natural substances to keep it clean and shiny