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The Greek Origin of the Ancient City of Troy

The Trojan War is one of the most famous events in Greek mythology. It was a mighty, ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. But what many people do not know is that Troy itself is actually Greek...

“Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Bonds That Bind Greeks and Italians

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

Ancient Greek Figurines of Demeter Found in Black Sea Town

Figurines representing the ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, in Russia. The terracotta statuettes, along with a relief, were discovered in early November of...

Statue of Hercules Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Aizanoi

A stunning statue of Hercules, the Greek demigod, was recently unearthed in the Ancient Greek city of Aizanoi in Asia Minor, according to archaeologists statements. The statue was found during the excavations being carried out along Penkalas Stream in the...

Greek Mummy Portraits, Funerary Building Discovered in Fayoum, Egypt

New important Greek and Roman archaeological discoveries were made in Fayoum, the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in Egypt announced on Thursday. The discoveries included a funerary building, portraits, mummies, and statues that date as far back as the...

Neanderthal Footprints Found in Spain Could Be 275,000 Years Old

The first Neanderthal footprints from the Iberian Peninsula discovered last year may have belonged to other members of the genus ‘Homo.’ A little over a year ago, we reported on a large area at the foot of the Asperillo cliff...

10 Must Visit Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

The island of Cyprus carries a long history which is mirrored in  enduring monuments scattered in between its cities and the countryside. From expansive ancient cities and the mysterious Neolithic settlements, to the many Roman ruins and unyielding medieval castles,...

Scientists Save Face of Buried Connecticut Vampire

Wielding DNA evidence, a mystery of long ago has been solved. Scientists saved the face of a buried Connecticut vampire. The actual man, who was accused of being a vampire, had a name—John Barber. Barber's skull suggests he had...

Sacrificial Minoan Bull’s Head Unearthed on Crete

The elite society in Minoan Crete (3500 BC–1100 BC) evidently believed in complex death rituals and sacrificial ceremonies, particularly when it came to their own burials. That is what experts believe after discovering a sacrificial bull's head in a...

How Greek Antiquities Slipped Through Nazi Fingers

In April 1941, German troops invaded Athens. The next morning, Nazi officers went to the National Archaeological Museum to inspect the antiquities and assess which ones they would steal to transport them to Germany. However, to their surprise, the museum...