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Aristotle Tomb Finder Claims Political Intervention Almost 'Buried' the Monument [Video]

Aristotle's tomb was almost "buried" by politicians in Greece who wanted to create a gold mine in the area where the 2400 year-old monument was found, says Dr. Sismanidis. Kostas Sismanidis, the archaeologist who believes he has discovered Aristotle's tomb, says...

Weighing the Evidence: Is It 'Really' Aristotle's Tomb?

Archeaologist Kostantinos Sismanidis had a moment of revelation after 20 years of excavations at the site of ancient Stagira. Suddenly, it occurred to him that the structure he had excavated in 1996 could not be anything else but Aristotle's...

How Archaeologists Found the Tomb of Greek Philosopher Aristotle [video]

"I have no hard proof, but strong indications lead me to an almost certainty," said archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis who made the claim of finding Aristotle's tomb. In his extensive research, Sismanidis first established that the tomb belongs to an important...

Aristotle's 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found at Stagira [Photos]

Greek archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle's tomb. Addressing the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress, they point to the 2,400-year-old tomb as the most important finding from the 20-year excavation. The discovery of the tomb...

World Conference on Aristotle to be Held in Thessaloniki May 23-28

The international congress entitled "Aristotle 2400 Years" will take place in Thessaloniki, Ancient Stageira and Ancient Mieza, May 23-28. The Aristotle University celebrates the anniversary of the great philosopher's birth with a conference where 25 important philosophy scholars and academics...

UNESCO Organizes a Series of Events for the Year of Aristotle

Occasioned by the completion of 2,400 years since the birth of the great ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and after a proposal by the Greek national committee, the year 2016 was declared as the year of "Aristotle" by UNESCO. The proposal...

Flinders University Announces Aristotelian Celebration

The Annual Aristotelian Celebration will take place on October 28 at Flinders University Tonsley Campus. To celebrate the inspiring achievements of Flinders University's LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, the university will be hosting a special presentation and...

Ancient Greek Philosopher Statue Vandalized in Turkey

The famous statue of Aristotle that greeted visitors at the ancient Greek city of Assos in Turkey had to be removed from its place, after it was vandalized. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet noted that the statue has been transferred to Izmir in order...

Three Percent of the World's Top Scientists are Greek

Nicholas Metropolis (right) was a Greek-American physicist who designed the MANIAC I computer in 1952 Greeks may be only 0.2 percent of the world population but 3 percent of top international scientists are of Greek nationality, says a survey. John Ioannidis,...

Ancient Greeks and Their Weather Knowledge

Ancient Greeks, as well as other civilizations of that time, often attributed weather changes and natural phenomena to the gods. For example, lightning was a way for Zeus to show his anger, just as Thor in ancient Nordic mythology. Ancient Greek...