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Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, an ancient Greek geographer, was the first Mediterranean person to reach Great Britain and the Arctic Circle.

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.

Iron Age Finds Point to Mediterranean-Wide Trade in Metals

New analyses of isotopes of ancient copper ingots have disclosed secrets of the surprising range of early Iron Age trade routes and how Mediterranean peoples of that time sourced metals from many areas to create their tools. The ingots, which...

The Intriguing Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The Greeks are well known for their ancient tales of glory and tragedy, as well as their civilization's innumerable contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. However, what is lesser-known is that throughout the centuries, they founded scores...

Foreign Ministry Expresses Abhorrence Over Las Vegas and Marseille Terrorist Attacks

The Greek foreign ministry (MFA) expressed its abhorrence on Monday over the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille on Sunday night, and the Greek people's sympathy for the American and French people, respectively, with dual-language messages on Twitter. In tweets...

Ancient Greek Quarry in Marseille Partly Classified as Historic Monument

Discovered by chance during the construction of a building in the center of Marseille, a Greek quarry dating from the 5th century BC will be partly classified. This represents a first victory for the residents against the French city's authorities...

Greek Artist’s Work Exhibited in Marseille

History Zero, the work of Greek artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos, will be on display at MuCEM in Marseille, France. MuCEM is a museum of civilizations where artists are free to explore social issues that have played a major role in...

Sarakatsani at MuCEM

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM- Musée des Civilisations de l`Europe et de la Mediterannée), which will open its doors on June 7 in Marseille, France, will host an exhibition on the cultural identity of Sarakatsani, a...

Greek Art in Mediterranean Civilizations Museum

Forty Greek pieces of art will be included in an exhibition devoted to the Mediterranean civilizations, which will be hosted at the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM- Musée des Civilisations de l`Europe et de la Mediterannée) in...

Ancient Greek Art in Marseille Exhibition

The exhibition under the title Mediterranean. From the past cities to today’s people, is going to be held in Marseille to mark the city's designation as the symbolic European Capital for 2013. Greece will take part with six ancient...