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Did Ancient Greeks Enjoy Swimming and Going to the Beach?

Every summer, Greeks flock to the beaches of the Aegean and Ionian seas to swim and get a tan. But did the ancient Greeks enjoy the beach?

How Boxing Became a Popular Sport in Ancient Greece

Boxing in ancient Greece originated as a very tough sport, much harder than professional boxing as we know it today.

Experts Unearth Spectacular Street Food Shop in Pompeii, Italy

A fascinating discovery of a spectacular street food shop was made by archaeologists recently in Pompeii, southern Italy, a find which provides a peek into ancient food culture. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby...

Ancient Greek Masterpieces Were Painted in Dazzling Colors

It is nearly impossible to imagine the sparkling white sculptures of ancient Greece painted in a variety of bright colors.

Lost Ancient Kingdom Discovered by Farmer in Central Turkey

An ancient kingdom which has been lost to history was discovered in Turkey by archaeologists, following a series of events which began last year and culminated in the last several months. It all happened near the city of Konya (Iconium) in...

The Most Important Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2019

2019 was another year of major archaeological discoveries, not only in Greece but across the Mediterranean basin, where the different phases of Greek antiquity left their indelible mark. Archaeologists from a number of countries from around the globe found great...

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...

University of Athens Will Offer First English-Language Bachelors Degree in Greece

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) presented on Wednesday the outlines for the country's first undergraduate course of study (outside of a degree in the English language) to be conducted exclusively in English. This is the first time...

Google Adds Naxos' Temple of Apollo to its Arts & Culture Platform

The Temple of Apollo on the Cycladic Island of Naxos is the latest addition to the Google Arts & Culture platform and its Open Heritage Gateway, which digitally records important monuments of the world. Google launched the Open Heritage Gateway...