The Rod of Asclepius: The Symbol of Medicine from Ancient Greece
The Rod of Asclepius remains a symbol of health and medicine around the world to this day. Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo, who developed such incredible powers of healing that his Rod continues to be a famous...
The Mysterious Ancient Greek Relief Sculpture of an Ear
An ancient Greek relief sculpture featuring a lone ear may seem strange to us today, but it was actually created with the hopes that someone would be healed of an affliction related to their own ear. The fourth-century relief, which...
Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece
Ancient Cemetery for Infants Discovered on Greek Island
The study of the largest ancient Greek cemetery for infants found on Astypalea island in Greece continues, shedding light on the goddess of childbirth
Ancient Respect for Health Helps Modern Greeks Face Coronavirus
Greece has received a bounty of praise from world figures and international media for its quick and effective response to the coronavirus pandemic. First for the rapid response of the Greek government, which took draconian measures immediately, and second,...
Asclepius Sanctuary on Acropolis Slope to be Restored
The Asclepieion also known as the Asclepius sanctuary, which sits at the southern slope of Acropolis was unknown until a few years ago. It wasn't until 1993, when research led architect Rosalia Christodoulopoulou to discover piles of architectural parts and building debris. "Breaking down these...