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Hermes of Praxiteles Statue a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus was discovered on 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism.

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles is the epitome of the ideal image of youthful gods in Greek art

Scarabs, Phalluses, Evil Eyes: Ancient Amulets and Disease

Believed to possess magical qualities, ancient amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to evil eyes in ancient Greece. By Marguerite Johnson Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East,...

Hermes, the God of Thieves in Ancient Greece

In Greek mythology, Hermes is considered the messenger God, in charge of protecting travelers, thieves, and guide the souls to the Hades

Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

This is the top 10 most spectacular Greek archaeological discoveries 2020, another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology.

Greek Goddesses Appear as Black Women on Ancient Ceramic Cup

The image of black people plays a key role in the reconciliation between the everyday world of ancient Greeks and spiritual revelation, says an analysis on The Root. The analysis is based on a scene on a skyphos -- a...

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

At the presentation of an ancient marble head depicting the god Hermes, returned to Greece on Monday from Bonhams auction house as the product of illegal antiquities smuggling, Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said it is proof of what...

Greece Wins Three Cultural Heritage Awards

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards for 2015. Three of which were awarded to Greece. The awards were given to Antouaniko Mansion in Chios, the restoration of...

Amphipolis Mosaic Depicts Pluto's Abduction of Persephone

The Greek ministry of culture released today a set of pictures of the newly-excavated Amphipolis tomb mosaic. The mosaic is now fully uncovered, exposing a figure of a woman whom archaeologists have identified as Persephone. In a series of impressive...

Stunning Mosaic Floor Revealed in Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeologists have publicized photos of a stunning mosaic floor recently excavated within the ancient tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece. According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, the beautiful mosaic was discovered in the second chamber of the tomb, the...