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The Greek Monkey Mystery, 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...

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

How the Ancient Greeks Designed Their Cities

Despite wide diversity, city-states in Ancient Greece were united by a common design system that structured their architectural landscape. Cities occupied a special place in ancient culture in Greece since they were relatively independent units not only economically but also...

Greece Vs Persia: When the Ancient Empires Destroyed Athens and Persepolis

Around 540 BC, the cities of Ionia (Aegean coast of Asia Minor) had been conquered by Persia and thereafter were ruled by native tyrants nominated by the Persian satrap in Sardis. It was 499 BC when the Greek vassal-tyrant...

Lost Treasure of Ancient Pompeii Found in a Basement in Belgium

A treasure stolen from the ruins of ancient Pompeii, Italy has been discovered in a family home in the quiet village of Herzele, East Flanders in Belgium. For the past fifty years, the ancient marble artifact has been installed in...

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'...

Why was Julius Caesar Killed?

On March 15th 44 B.C., Julius Caesar entered the Senate of Rome and was brutally murdered by twenty-three dagger strikes. His death is commonly understood to be the end of the Roman Republic and to have inaugurated the age...

Aeschylus, the Father of Greek Tragedy Who Met an Absurd Death

Aeschylus, the greatest poet-dramatist of ancient Greece, who met an absurd death, lived in the 5th century BC and went down in history as the father of tragedy. He is often referred to as the founder of the trilogy genre....