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The Ten Oldest Inhabited Cities in Greece

Many of the oldest inhabited cities in Greece are still standing against all odds. They have survived to this day to narrate the history of Ancient Greece and confirm its influence in Western civilization. In these cities, one finds...

The Glittering Gold of Mycenaean Greece

Since the 19th century, several precious gold objects associated with the Mycenaean civilization have been discovered by archaeologists, predominantly at important burial sites where the royals and elite of Bronze Age Greece were buried. The Mycenaeans were the first distinctly...

Minoans’ Sophisticated Diet Included Imported Spices From Asia

The Minoans were a remarkable people with a civilization far advanced for its time in many ways with artwork and palaces replete with riches beyond description; now, we know that their diet was as rich and varied as their...

Was Greek Mythology’s King Agamemnon Real?

King Agamemnon is one of the most famous and significant characters of Greek mythology. He was the leader of the Greek forces that attacked the city of Troy during the Trojan War. But was Agamemnon real, or was he...

The Glory of Mycenae Where Early Greek Civilization Flourished

The UNESCO site of Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. This is the area where an early Greek civilization, called the Mycenaean civilization, first appeared during the 2nd millennium BC. A recent video shows in...

Iklaina: The First City-State of Ancient Greece

The little-known site, Iklaina, on the Peloponnesian peninsula was a major center of Mycenaean culture; findings now indicate that it was the very first city-state in ancient Greece. Iklaina marks the transition from a world without organized states to a...

Magnificent Palaces Were the Centers of Power in Bronze Age Greece

Between c. 1400 and 1200 BC, impressive palaces were the focal points of power for the Mycenaeans in Bronze Age Greece. The appearance of increasingly sophisticated palatial complexes in Mycenaean Greece coincided with the evolution of Bronze Age Greek society...

The Griffin Warrior: A Staggering Discovery from Ancient Greece

The discovery of the Griffin Warrior Tomb is a fascinating archaeological find as it seems to link the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations

Did Ancient Greeks Build their Temples Where Earthquakes Struck?

The Ancient Greeks may have built temples and other sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquakes.

Oldest Bridge in Europe Still in Use Found in Greece

Perhaps the oldest bridge in Europe that is still in use today can be found in Greece, and it is named the Arkadiko Bridge.