Greek Fire: The Weapon That Protected the Byzantine Empire
Greek fire was a mysterious incendiary weapon that helped the mighty Byzantine Empire survive and ensure its vast sovereignty for centuries
Alexander The Great and All Ancient Greeks Loved Ice Cream
How long have the Greeks had a love affair with ice cream? How about since at least one hundred years before Alexander the Great? In fact, ancient Greeks were attracted to “ices” as early as the fifth century BC. In those...
The Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi
The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.
Football Started in Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals
A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh in front of a small boy. This means that football, albeit in a primitive form,...
Themistocles: The Greek General who Saved Athens from the Persians
The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance.
Ancient Greek Helmet From the Persian Wars Found in Israel
A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.
The Greek Beauty Queen Crowned “Miss Europe”
Aliki Diplarakou was the first Greek woman to be crowned “Miss Europe” way back in February of 1930. However, this Greek beauty was far from simply being just a pretty face. Well-educated, independent and articulate, Diplarakou confounded prejudices about beauty...
The Place of Byzantium in World History
Byzantium served as an important link between antiquity and the Renaissance, and much of Greek theology and thought can be traced back to the Byzantine Empire. by Alexander Billinis The summer is ending. In some jurisdictions, school has already started, and,...
Greek Twins Turn Family Home to Skiathos Museum
Fotini and Marena Manesi are serious about preserving their heritage. The twin sisters have turned their family home, into the Skiathos House museum. The sisters have dedicated a great deal of both time and resources and attained the support of...
The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece
The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture, or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city and...