Four Ancient Civilizations that are Nearly Unknown
When most people cast their minds back to antiquity, they tend to imagine the ancient civilizations of Rome, Greece, and Egypt. However, the ancient world was populated by a myriad of other fascinating civilizations that rarely receive the popular...
Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?
The wise men were likely accomplished astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event that could explore the origin of the star of Bethlehem. By...
‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to Be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras
A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.
Hippocrates’ Fiery Cure for Hemorrhoids
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek founder of medicine, focused on treating hemorrhoids and proposed a fiery cure. Is this disturbing or funny? A fiery ancient cure for hemorrhoids sounds like torture. Apparently, this was one of Hippocrates' ancient Greek medical proposals. Hippocrates'...
Ancient Olympia Soil Sent to France for the Paris Olympic Games
Paris is in the final stretch for the 2024 Olympic Games, and, for symbolic reasons, French officials have turned to ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. Representatives of France’s Terre de Jeux 2024 collected soil from...
Santorini Volcano Lights Up in Spectacular Display of Fireworks
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the ''Ifestia Festival'' or ''Volcanoes Festival'' in Santorini is back and took place on Sunday, September 18, 2022. A spectacular compilation of fireworks and fires caused the volcano to ''erupt'' again in...
Hermes, the God of Thieves in Ancient Greece
In Greek mythology, Hermes is considered the messenger God, in charge of protecting travelers, thieves, and guide the souls to the Hades
Five Things the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us About Medicine Today
Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the ancient Greeks thought of Western medicine? By Helen King The ancient Greeks are widely seen as having been the founders of Western medicine...
The Greek Monkey Mystery—and an Important Clue to Bronze Age World
Ancient frescoes like that of the Greek monkeys on Santorini suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago. By Tracie McKinney & Marie Nicole Pareja Cummings The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on...
Greece Vs Persia: When the Ancient Empires Destroyed Athens and Persepolis
The so-called Ionian Revolt was the beginning of a series of events and war reprisals between Ancient Greeks and the Persians, which lasted for almost two centuries. By Dimosthenes Vasiloudis Around 540 BC, the cities of Ionia (Aegean coast of Asia...
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