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Opium Found at Ancient Burial Site Possible Offering to the Gods

Opium traces found at an Israeli burial site might have been offerings to gods, according to new research. Archeologists analyzed residue left in eight out of twenty-two vessels discovered amongst the remains and dated it back to approximately the...

Stone Age Structure Found Near Prague Older Than Stonehenge

Archeologists near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that predates Stonehenge and even the Egyptian Pyramids. The structure is an enigmatic complex known as the roundel. The excavated stone age structure is about 55 meters in...

Flashback to First Aircraft Hijacking in Greece

The first aircraft hijacking in Greece took place during the Civil War on September 12th, 1948 when six pro-communist students who wanted passage to Yugoslavia, hijacked a plane that was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki. Alexandros Koufoudakis, 21, Dimitrios Koufoudakis, 23,...

Queen Elizabeth II Dies: The UK’s Longest-Serving Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II, the beloved Queen who reigned longer than any other monarch in British history, passed away at age 96 on September 8, 2022. Born to a father who at that time was not in line to become king,...

Ancient Greek History Video Games Now Part of College Curricula

Taking advantage of our screen-based lives in modern times, college professors are now using history-based video games in university classrooms around the country, instilling a love and appreciation for history in their students. Exploring the realities as portrayed in these...

The Astounding Story of Alexander the Great

Alexander III, the "Basileus of Macedon", the "Hegemon of the Hellenic League", the "Shahanshah" of Persia, the "Pharaoh" of Egypt and the "Lord of Asia" -- better known as Alexander the Great -- was one of the most significant...

What Starving Greeks Ate During the Nazi Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi occupation of Greece between April 1941 and October 1944. As German forces marched into Athens in...

The Fascinating, 3,000-Year-Old Story of Greece’s Presence in Britain

The story of Greek presence on the island of Great Britain, the country we know of today as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a tale of trading, entrepreneurship, religion, royalty, and war. It is a...

Talos: The Giant Mythological Robot Protecting Crete

The legend of Talos, the Ancient Greek robot, can be given an impressive distinction: it birthed the first humanoid robot in history.

How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.