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How Ancient Greek Philosophy May Have Caused Climate Change

The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of the philosophies of a group of Greek philosophers called Atomists that saw the world as exploitable, for sale and open to waste and abuse. By Michael Paul Nelson & Kathleen Dean Moore Wildfires...

Arabian DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration from Africa

Confirming what researchers have believed for many years, but hadn't been able to prove definitively, recent DNA testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever study of human...

The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. The used a dialect of Turkish that was written in Greek letters. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...

Five Caryatids in Athens Still Waiting for Their Lonely Sister

The Erechtheion, the ancient Greek temple held up by statues known as Caryatids, was dedicated to the gods Athena and Poseidon; it still stands on the Athens Acropolis, like the Parthenon just meters away, as a testament of the...

The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens

From its glory days as a cruise ship, to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...

Greek Chef is Hollywood Star Scarlett Johansson’s Confidant

Greek chefs are celebrated around the world, so it's no surprise that one of them is friends  with actress Scarlett Johansson. Dimitris Siasiaridis, a successful owner of four Paris restaurants, has become the occasional confidant of the two-time Academy Award...

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both timeless testaments to the ancient Greeks' colonization of southern Italy in the 8th and 7th...

Five Foods You Can Eat to Help Save the Planet

The task of combatting climate change often feels daunting. One way you can help build a sustainable future while also transforming your own daily life, however, is by changing the way you eat. Here are some foods that will...

Amazing Places In Greece That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Greece, a land of gods and nymphs, has a number of exquisitely beautiful places that appear to have come out of a fairy tale, being formed back in another time and almost in another world. Here are some of...