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Missing Italian Man Who Left Suicide Note Found in Greece 10 Years Later

A missing Italian man who disappeared from his home 10 years ago, leaving behind only a suicide note, has been found alive and well in Greece

Kostas Georgakis, the Student Who Set Himself on Fire for Greece

Kostas Georgakis, a Greek geology student who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as a protest against the Greek military dictatorship of the time. The 22-year-old's last words were "Long...

DNA Study Shows When Ancient Greeks Colonized Italy

A recent DNA study by an international team of scientists showed when Ancient Greeks colonized Magna Graecia in Italy. Magna Graecia is the name of the coastal areas of southern Italy and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers. The...

Italy’s Mysterious Mycenaean-Like Cyclopean Walls

Cyclopean walls found across Italy have puzzled archaeologists for centuries as their building origin remains a mystery.

Construction Workers Find Roman Temple

In the small village of Sarsina in Emilia-Romagna on the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a group of construction workers were working on building a parking lot, fitness center, and playground. Having cleared the area in December of last year,...

X-Ray Helps Solve Pompeii’s Victims Mystery

Scientists conducted a study that has deepened understanding of the manner in which the inhabitants of Pompeii died. The most destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, located on the coast of the Gulf of Naples, occurred in 79 AD. Despite the...

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes—Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people—the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia—has recently been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered only prompts more questions...

August 15, 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser Elli as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 when the Italian submarine 'Delfino' torpedoed and sank the Greek light cruiser 'Elli' at Tinos' port during the Word War II. World War II had been raging for almost a year in Europe, with Greece...

How The Gold of Florence Revived Greco-Roman Classical Art

In the early 1200s, the flourishing Roman-barbarian city of Florence was filling its banks and institutions with gold. Close to Rome and bordering on the Exarchate of Ravenna, Florence began garnering its own independence and political organization. Despite Latin...

The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

White olives known as leucocarpa, or leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known as "Magna Graecia," or Greater Greece. Derived from the Greek words for white (leucos),...