Aphrodite

Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.

Archaeological Museum of Pella Receives Prestigious Award

The Archaeological Museum of Pella, in the northern Greek region of Macedonia, was recently given the coveted 2020 Traveler's Choice Award by the international travel website Tripadvisor. The award is given to businesses, attractions, and monuments which consistently receive...

Eros and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story in Greek Mythology

The hauntingly beautiful myth of Psyche and Eros, a moving love story coming from the rich mythology of ancient Greece, has inspired countless artists all over the world throughout the centuries. From Renaissance painters all the way to today's filmmakers, Psyche...

Man Arrested Trying to Sell Stolen Ancient Greek Statue

Hellenic Police in Loutraki on Wednesday arrested a man who was trying to sell a statue of ancient goddess Aphrodite that was stolen from the Thera Prehistoric Museum in Santorini. The 46-year-old man was arrested shortly before he sold the...

Researchers Find Fifth Century BC Complex in Cyprus

A 5th century BC architectural complex from the royal dynasty of the Paphos era was  identified during the 2018 excavations of the Hatziaptoulla Plateau, one kilometer east of the sanctuary of Aphrodite. According to the University of Cyprus, the 13th annual...

Aphrodite's Sacred Virgins – A Novel

Aphrodite’s Sacred Virgins by author and artist Andreas C Chrysafis it’s now officially on the market. This formidable UK publication is set around 40-50 AD and all the more poignant given it’s basis on historical events. It is vividly...

Greek Goddesses Appear as Black Women on Ancient Ceramic Cup

The image of black people plays a key role in the reconciliation between the everyday world of ancient Greeks and spiritual revelation, says an analysis on The Root. The analysis is based on a scene on a skyphos -- a...

Cyprus: Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet

Archaeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus have unearthed a 1,500-year-old amulet depicting a palindrome inscription written in ancient Greek. Palindromes are phrases that are read the same both forward and backwards. On its other side, the amulet features images of...

Ten Plus 1 Greek-Inspired Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner, people have chaotically flooded the streets in search of the perfect costume. Among the costumes featured in stores, many are inspired by ancient cultures and especially Ancient Greece. After conducting some field research...

Aphrodite Statue Head Discovered in Turkey

A life-sized marble head of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was discovered by a group of archaeologists at a site called Antiochia ad Cragum (Antioch of the cliffs), on the Mediterranean coast, in southern Turkey. The sculpture of the goddess...