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Monastery of the Philosopher Among Oldest Byzantine Monuments in Greece

The Monastery of the Philosopher in Arcadia, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is steeped in Greek history

Lousios Gorge: A Hike in Arcadia, Peloponnese

Lousios Gorge has been inhabited for centuries in Greece, mainly by hermits and monks who lived in caves. Two monasteries located near the gorge remain open to visitors: Philosophou and Prodromo. The historian Pausanias described Lousios Gorge as the place...

Justinian II, The Byzantine Emperor Who Had His Nose Cut Off

Justinian II is remembered for his brutality as the last Byzantine emperor in the Heraclian dynasty. His reign of terror inspired a popular uprising to his rule, which resulted in his nose being forcefully cut off; he later replaced...

The History of the Arvanites in Greece

The Arvanites, the descendants of people who came to Greece from what is now Albania in the Middle Ages, have their own distinct language and culture; they played an important role in the history of Greece, particularly in the...

Perinthos Excavations Unearth the History of Ancient Food

A team of archaeologists on Tuesday in Tekirdag, Turkey, excavated a plethora of artifacts found in the daily lives of those living in Perinthos 5,000 years ago. The archaeologist who led the project, Zeynep Kocel Erdem, told the Anadolou Agency...

Byzantine Era Coin Showing Emperor Heraclius Discovered in Israel

A Byzantine era coin showing Emperor Heraclius on one side and Golgotha, the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the other -- along with a complete winepress -- was unearthed this week outside Tel Aviv, Israel. Both the 1,400-year-old currency...

Treasure Hunters Ruin Historical Church in Samsun, Turkey

A Greek church that dates back to the Byzantine era, located in the Ayaklıalan District of Samsun in Turkey was plundered recently by treasure hunters.

Ancient City on Greek Islet Reveals Fascinating Secrets in New Dig

Archaeologists discovered artifacts on Vryokastraki, a small islet near the Greek island of Kythnos, once home to a significant ancient city.

Iconic Byzantine Hagiography Goes Digital

The iconic Byzantine hagiography of Manuel Panselinos will be presented in a live streamed presentation on the platform Zoom on Tuesday at 7 pm with Tasos Papadopoulos narrating the story of his life and works. The name of Panselinos has...

Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...