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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...

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...

Goddess of Love Aphrodite in Bratislava

The exhibition under the title Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty is being held in the Exhibition area of the Slovak Radio and Television "Pyramid" in Bratislava until Oct. 13. The exhibition presents paintings of two great Cypriot painters,...

The Marble Statue of Medici Venus Once had Impressive…Make-Up

The Medici Venus, one of the world's most celebrated classical statues displayed in Florence's Uffizi Galleries, would originally have had a rather gaudier make-up on, a new study has found. The chemical analysis of the statue, which originated in the...