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Griffins: The Noble Protectors of Ancient Greece

Griffins, the unique mythological creatures with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, were often mentioned in ancient Greek plays

Map of the World as Herodotus — The Father of History — Knew It

Herodotus, the Greek historian who is known as "The Father of History," gave the world such detailed knowledge of the world as it was known to the ancient Greeks that we can create a map showing all the peoples,...

Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How the Ancients Invented Prosthetics

An early mention of an ancient prosthetic comes from the Greek historian Herodotus, who tells the story of Hegesistratus, an Ancient Greek diviner who cut off his own foot to escape his Spartan captors -- and replaced it with...

The Greek Historian Herodotus, Known as “The Father of History”

Herodotus, or Ἡρόδοτος, born in Halicarnassus in 484 BC, was one of the most brilliant Greek thinkers of all time, and is known worldwide as "The Father of History." He took it upon himself to write down the history of the...

Edible Insects: New Frontier For Western Cuisine Has Ancient Roots

With the green light for the production and introduction of the first edible insects into European markets, conflicting opinions were rife.

Four Amazing Astronomical Discoveries from Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek scientists and mathematicians in ancient Greece made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries centuries ago.

Ancient Greek Shields Showed Allegiance, Struck Fear Into Enemy

As far back as the eighth century BC, the ancient Greeks had invented a large, round shield, or aspis that became an essential part of warfare

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Greek Historian Herodotus Right — After 2,500 Years

Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient shipwreck which proves the Greek Historian Herodotus was absolutely correct about the observations he made nearly 25 centuries ago. The shipwreck, discovered recently off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt near the ancient, and now sunken, city...

Greek Books that Influenced the Course of Civilization

They say a book is a man’s best friend, but why is that? Once you take a book in your hand and start to read it, it can accompany you anywhere you go, physically and mentally. A book’s ideas,...

Greece's Hot Springs a Lure for Millennia

Medical tourism (also called medical travel, or health tourism) is not a new alternative therapeutic means. Patients have been on the move searching for medical care for thousands of years, while alternative forms of treatment combining natural sources and...