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Mysterious 5,000-Year-Old City in Bulgaria Houses Temple of Greek God

Perperikon, one of the oldest cities in the world, made of stone and only discovered in the 20th century in Bulgaria, shed light on one of the greatest and most mysterious civilizations on earth, the Thracians. The Thracians resided partly...

The Ancient Lemnian Language and Its Connection to Etruscan

The ancient language of Lemnian, which was spoken on the Greek island of Lemnos in the first millennium BC, was very closely connected with the Etruscan language, as uncovered inscriptions have found. There have been sixteen inscription remnants found that...

The Greek Conquistadors Who Fought in the Spanish Army

After Constantinople, a city first settled by ancient Greeks in the 7th century BC as Byzantium, fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, many Greeks made their way to European countries, including Spain. There, some flourished in the Spanish...

Was Ancient Greek Knowledge Preserved by the Byzantines or by the Arabs?

A common thesis is that many ancient Greek texts may have been lost if it were not for the preservation efforts of Islamic scholars, and, while that may be true to an extent, it is ultimately the Byzantine Empire...

Ancient Greeks of India and Their Connection to Hinduism

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...

The 10 Tribes of Ancient Athens

Cleisthenes was the statesman who laid the foundations of democracy in ancient Athens by dividing Attica into ten tribes, based on location, and putting an end to the rule of nobility. Even though Pericles (495-429 BC) is considered to be...

Amelia Earhart: The Disappearance of the First Female Pilot to Fly Across the World

A former US air force pilot recently claimed to have located legendary pilot Amelia Earhart's plane, which went missing during the female aviator's attempt to set the record as the first woman to fly around the world. The legendary...

Bactrian Gold Findings Show Ancient Greek Presence in Asia Predated Alexander

Ancient Greek gold findings in Central Asia provide concrete evidence of the existence of Greek civilization in the region. This predates the conquests of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC. Archaeological treasure from excavations of the Tillya Tepe...

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...

The Thirty Tyrants Who Killed Five Percent of Ancient Athens’ Population

The thirty tyrants of ancient Athens were only in power for eight months but still managed to kill five percent of the city's population after the Peloponnesian war. The oligarchy that briefly ruled Athens from 405 BC to 404 BC,...