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Underwater City of Heracleion, Egypt, and its Links to Ancient Greece

The Lost City Of Heracleion, which was once the largest port in Egypt, was discovered underwater after more than 2,000 years.

Istanbul vs. Constantinople: Why Both Words are Greek

Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."

Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

Greek castles remind us of impressive stories from their epic past, some ranked among the best-preserved buildings in Europe.

The Fascinating History of Romaniote Jews in Greece’s Ioannina

“The Romaniote Jewish Community of Ioannina: A Journey Through Time and Two Nations” was the subject of a fascinating webinar recently.

Ancient Greek Necropolis in Croatia Dates Back to Fourth Century AD

The gardens of a seventeenth-century Croatian palace were the setting for an ancient necropolis, where human remains were found in pithoi.

The Life of Heinrich Schliemann, the Discoverer of Troy

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann was a larger-than-life figure, discovering Troy in what is now Hisarlik, in modern-day Turkey.

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

The Chronicle of the Morea: Invaluable History of Medieval Greece

The Chronicle of the Morea (Greek: Τὸ χρονικὸν τοῦ Μορέως) is the history of 14th-century Greece, specifically the Peloponnese—once called the Morea—through the eyes of its Frankish rulers of the time. More than 9,000 lines long, the Chronicle narrates events...

Was Socrates’ Trial and Subsequent Death Penalty Legally Just?

Historians have presented the trial of Socrates as a parody, claiming that the Athenian philosopher was forced to face invented charges

Themistocles: The Great 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.