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Via Egnatia: The Ancient Engineering Marvel That Traverses Northern Greece

The Via Egnatia was an ancient Roman road that stretched across an impressive distance between the Adriatic coast and Byzantium (modern day Istanbul) on the Bosphorous Strait. Roman civilization is well known for its stunning mosaics and marble statues, but...

Israeli Αrchaeologists Find Ancient Comb With Full Sentence

An ancient ivory comb with an inscription has been discovered by Israeli archaeologists dating back 3,700 years ago. The evidence revealed that the finding may be the earliest example of a sentence in Canaanite alphabetical script. The inscription urged people during...

Magnificent Ancient Mosaic Unearthed in Athens, Greece

Significant hoard of antiquities were uncovered during excavations in Theatrou Square that were part of a project carried out by the Municipality of Athens. According to the Ministry of Culture, the antiquities were discovered in the southern part of the...

Greek City of Eleusis Named Europe’s New Culture Capital

Eleusis has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2023, making it the fourth Greek city in a row to host the institution. Attica's treasures already attract thousands of visitors, including a high volume of artists from all over...

The Ancient Greek Origin of the Word ‘Panic’

The word panic comes from the name of the Greek god Pan, who was reputed to cause humans to flee in maddening fear. Initially, the word described the intensity of a feeling of unjustified, individual, or collective fear similar to...

The Magic Sphere of Helios, Ancient Greek God of Sun

The magic sphere of Helios, which is covered with strange symbols and letters, is believed to somehow be related to magic rituals. The magic sphere of Helios was discovered in Athens, Greece and has, since then, been tantalizing the archaeological...

Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark Controversy To This Day

Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals, sometimes taken for granted, such as Democratic rule and that which is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of...

The Private Detective Who Devoted His Life to Saving Greece’s Heritage

George Tsoukalis, the private detective who has devoted his life to saving and protecting Ancient Greece's cultural heritage, talks exclusively about his rare profession. Tsoukalis is the famous "hunter" of the illicit dealers of antiquities and has solved 65 of...

Virtual Tour of Ancient Thessaloniki Reveals the City's Magnificent Past (video)

It is known to almost everyone that Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a massive open museum, covering numerous different periods of Greece's antiquity. There is no surprise then why Thessaloniki is such a wonderful destination for those who love history...

Cyprus Seeks Answers as Ancient Vase Offered as State Gift to UK Ends Up in Auction

A very peculiar incident was recently revealed by historian Maria Paphiti, involving a precious ancient vase from Cyprus that was once offered to the UK as a state gift. It all started last May when the well-known Christie's auction house...