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The Ancient Greek Who Invented the World’s First Steam Turbine

Heron of Alexandria was an ancient Greek inventor of mechanical devices, mathematician, engineer, and geometer whose inventions include the first steam turbine. Heron lived during Hellenistic times in Alexandria, Egypt, which was part of the Roman Empire at the time....

The Glorious History of the Ancient Greek City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

The Stunning Ancient Greek Mosaics of Zeugma

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

What Did Aristotle Teach Alexander the Great?

When philosopher Aristotle was summoned to teach young Alexander the Great, it was a tutorage that helped shape the course of Greek civilization

Who Burned the Library of Alexandria?

The ancient Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest human achievements in antiquity. It was a vast collection of knowledge from countless and varied sources and contained tens or possibly even hundreds of thousands of scrolls. For this...

Ancient Greek Necropolis of Alexandria Opens to Public

An ancient Greek necropolis of the Hellenistic Era near the present-day Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is set to open to the public from May 8, 2023, following the completion of a thorough three-year preservation project. The Shatby necropolis, as it...

Hellenistic-Era Grave Discovered in Italy

A spectacular Hellenistic-era grave featuring elegant grave goods was uncovered recently in Chieti, Italy as a result of a public works project. The discovery of the burial, estimated to be from around the fourth to third century BC, was the...

Hellenistic-Era Fortress From 2nd Century BC Discovered in Israel

Excavations undertaken by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in that country's Lachish Forest in Judea, recently revealed the extensive remains of a Hellenistic-era fortress that was destroyed in a Jewish revolt that took place in 112 BC. In an announcement...

Hellenistic-Era Sanctuary Uncovered in Central Greece

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic era structures were discovered by the in the archaeological site of Skiathas, in Larissa, central Greece the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport announced on Friday. According to the announcement, the excavations took place in an...

Undersea Eastern Port of Alexandria Reveals 2,000-Year-Old Secrets

Franck Goddio, the marine archaeologist who discovered the underwater city of eastern Alexandria and Heracleion, Egypt, will hold a presentation in December highlighting many of the discoveries he has made in the last 25 years. The talk, which will be...