A History of Wine in Ancient Greece
The recorded history of wine in Ancient Greece begins around the 15th century BC, while viticulture appears to have existed as early as in the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago
The Goddess Hera’s Place in Ancient Greek Mythology
The goddess Hera, who loomed large in Ancient Greek mythology, was not only the wife and sister of Zeus, the King of the gods. She was also a powerful deity in her own right. Hera, known as Juno in Roman...
Korean Boyband BTS Inspired by Ancient Greek Mythology
K-pop megastars BTS who met President Biden at the White House on Tuesday have referenced and drawn inspiration from Ancient Greek mythology. “Hi, we’re BTS, and it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to...
Ancient Mask of Greek God Dionysus Found in Western Turkey
An extremely expressive terracotta mask, thought to represent the Greek god Dionysus, was recently unearthed during excavations of the ancient Greek city of Daskyleion in Western Turkey. The newly-discovered treasure, which appears to represent a rather tipsy god, was located...
Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater
Mixing wine and seawater may sound unappealing today, yet it is a winemaking practice that goes back to Ancient Greece, later to be followerd by the Romans
The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Celebrations
Christmas is one of the the most important -- and perhaps the most treasured -- celebration of Christianity, filled with joy and love. Countries around the world celebrate with different customs which have deep roots within history and tradition....
Alexander the Great Depicted in Israeli Mosaics
This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel. The mosaic discovered in...
France: Ancient Greek Jug Found in Celtic Prince’s Grave
National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) archaeologists unearthed the tomb of an ancient Celtic ruler in Lavau, France. They were surprised to find an ancient Greek wine jug - decorated with images of Greek god Dionysus - buried in...
Ten Plus 1 Greek-Inspired Halloween Costumes
With Halloween just around the corner, people have chaotically flooded the streets in search of the perfect costume. Among the costumes featured in stores, many are inspired by ancient cultures and especially Ancient Greece. After conducting some field research...
Greece’s Long Tradition in Wines
Wine history in Greece dates back to the ancient times, though it is not difficult to find winemakers that keep the ancient traditions of Greek winemaking alive until nowadays. In ancient Greece, wine had its own god, Dionysus. He was...