The Scholars Who Deciphered the Ancient Greek Script Linear B
If not for the incredible determination and talent of two scholars, Alice Kober and Michael Ventris, the ancient Greek script Linear B would likely remain a mystery today. While many linguists and archaeologists contributed to the decipherment of the script,...
The History of the Greek Language Throughout Time
Among the world's 2,700 languages, Greek stands out for its centuries-long, unique and continuous path. If we also consider the influence it exerted—both in terms of formation and content—on European as well as other languages, Greek is, without exaggeration,...
Vapheio Gold Cups are Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art
The pair of stunning gold cups, called the "Vapheio Cups," are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek art. The expertly crafted gold objects were found at the Vapheio tholos tomb in Lakonia, Greece in the late nineteenth century. The pair of...
Greeks Are Descendants of the Mycenaeans, DNA Study Confirms
DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled Greece from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC.
DNA Analysis Reveals Minoan and Mycenaean Genetic Origins
For the first time, scientists have obtained genetic material and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to five thousand years ago. The new analysis suggests that the Minoans and Mycenaeans share a great deal...
A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse”
Archaeologists have long debated the cause of the "Bronze Age Collapse," or when ancient civilizations all collapsed one after another.