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Queen Cleopatra’s Sole Surviving Handwriting Is a Single Greek Word

The sole surviving sample of Queen Cleopatra's handwriting, found on an ancient papyrus, reveals a single Greek word, "ginesthoi" (Greek: γίνεσθοι), meaning "make it happen" or " so be it". This remarkable document is a royal decree dated back to...

Why Are So Many Ancient Greek Statues Νude?

Ancient Greeks celebrated the human form, so the nude statues of perfect male bodies was the norm in sculpture

The Oldest Wine in the World

Commandaria, an amber-colored sweet dessert wine from Cyprus, has the prestigious distinction of being the oldest named wine still in production today. The name dates back to the arrival of the Crusaders in Cyprus in the 12th century, but the...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Greek Hinduism: From Fighting Indian Gods to Worshipping Them

The religion of the Greeks of India was not that of the Ancient Greek Pantheon. It was also not Christian Orthodoxy, as Christian proselytization had yet to catch on in India. Cultures, religions, and languages have had an evolutionary past...

How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

The Real Story Behind Every Restaurant’s “Menu”

The menu is probably the most widely used, most common item in all food-selling environments. Whether it is a restaurant, a bar, or a traditional Greek tavern, the menu is always there. Nowadays, we are moving toward a more...

7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow

Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also served as a messenger of the gods. Although now a little known member of the pantheon, Iris was a prominent figure in many ancient myths and is now even a character...

Best Places to Visit on Santorini Island

There are numerous Greek islands, and they all have their own unique character. One particularly impressive island is Santorini. In fact, Santorini is made up of several islands making up a small, circular archipelago. This distinctive formation gives it...