The Philistines Were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA
Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains in the Eastern Mediterranean
Newly Discovered Busts Shed Light on Spain’s Ancient Tartessos People
Spanish archaeologists have recently uncovered five life-size human busts that might be the first-ever human images of the Tartessos people. The Tartessos were a group of people who formed an ancient civilization that disappeared more than 2,500 years ago. The...
Scientists Discover Evidence of Drug Use During Bronze Age Rituals
A group of experts has discovered proof that people during the Bronze Age used drugs in their ceremonies. By examining hair strands from a burial location in Menorca, Spain, researchers have learned that our ancestors took hallucinogenic drugs derived from...
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...
Phaistos: The Palatial Mountain Fortress of Crete
The magnificent archaeological site of Phaistos where an imposing palace stood overlooking the Mediterranean for thousands of years is perhaps not as well known as the palace of Knossos, but it was a focal point in the long and...
Bronze Age Settlement Found Under Roman Bath Complex at Corinth
A Bronze Age settlement and an elegant Roman bath complex were recently unearthed at the site of ancient Corinth. The excavation at Chiliomodi, Corinth not only confirmed the existence of the extensive nature of the Roman baths but also revealed...
Kea Island: The Unsung Jewel of the Cyclades
Kea, called Tzia by most Greeks, is the closest Cycladic island to the Greek capital city of Athens
The Griffin Warrior: A Staggering Discovery from Ancient Greece
The discovery of the Griffin Warrior Tomb is a fascinating archaeological find as it seems to link the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations
Bronze Age Greek Island of Keros Visualized in Documentary
Keros, a small, uninhabited Cycladic island south of Naxos with a rich ancient history, is the subject of a recent documentary.
Missing Link to First Written Alphabet Discovered on Ancient Pottery
Early writing found on a 3,500-year-old pottery shard in Israel may represent the "missing link" in the development of the first alphabet.