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Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

Anything is possible in the world of computer games – except women who fight, apparently. By Eve MacDonald One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic...

Greek or Arab? Race Controversy Erupts Over White Actress Portraying Cleopatra

The internet exploded this past weekend when the beautiful Israeli action star Gal Gadot was chosen to portray the Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a new movie from Paramount directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, the film...

Laeta Kalogridis to Write New ‘Cleopatra’ Movie Featuring Gal Gadot

A new "Cleopatra" movie featuring Gal Gadot has been announced, with Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis selected to write the new film. The movie will be produced through Paramount Pictures, currently being led by Jim Gianopulos, who won the rights to...

Vergina Royal Tombs Mystery Solved

"A nearly 40-year-old mystery concerning the Royal Tombs of Vergina has finally been solved," experts claim in a recent study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" journal. In their study, entitled "The lameness of King Philip II...

Greek Saffron as Good as Gold

Alexander the Great used it to heal his battle wounds, Cleopatra used to bathe with it, while it makes most dishes tastier, makes skin shinier and enhances sex life. No wonder it is the most expensive spice in the...

Wim Mertens: Greece's Role in Europe is Very Important

Famous Belgian composer and pianist Wim Mertens, on the occasion of his August 24 concert in ancient Nikopolis, in Preveza, expressed his admiration for Greece, saying that the country plays an important role in Europe. Mertens told Athens Macedonian News Agency...

Ancient Nicopolis In Preveza to Be Included In UNESCO Preserved Archaeological Sites

Ancient Nicopolis, situated close to Preveza in western part of Epirus, is a walled city founded in the 31 BC by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium. It is a well-preserved archaeological site, a...