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Ancient 'Odyssey' Find Will Attract Visitors to Greece, Says Olympia Mayor

Ancient Olympia has once again highlighted as a monument to world cultural heritage, following the recent discovery of possibly the oldest copy of Homer's Odyssey. The mayor of Ancient Olympia, Efthymios Kotzas, spoke to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on...

'Oldest' Record of Homer's Greek Odyssey Unearthed at Olympia

A clay tablet with an engraved inscription is the "oldest extant" record of Homer's Odyssey, experts are saying. It was discovered after three years of excavations at the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and has been shown to preserve 13...

Homer's Odyssey Is Officially the World's Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey has been voted the most influential story to have shaped the entire world, according to a poll of more than 100 international authors, academics, journalists and critics conducted by Britain's BBC. The Odyssey is, in part, a sequel to...

New Assassin’s Creed Game Set in Ancient Greece (video)

  Millions of gamers throughout the world will do battle in ancient Greece which will provide the setting for the new series of the popular Assassin’s Creed game. The action-adventure series developed by Ubisoft depicts a centuries-old struggle pitting the Assassins,...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Feta Cheese

Greece applied way back in 1994 for the European Union's coveted "Protected Designation of Origin" (PDO) status for one of its national treasures, feta cheese. It was argued by several other European nations that feta was simply derived from the Italian...

National Archaeological Museum Highlights 150-Year Anniversary With 'Odyssey' Exhibition

The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) celebrates its 150th anniversary on October 3, with a new temporary exhibition, titled "Odyssey." In this way, the museum hopes to show its own Odyssey in becoming a cultural beacon for the world with...

Greek Physicist Rider Cycles from London to Bologna in 21 Days [pictures]

Physicist Stathis Eleftheriadis, aged 36, challenged himself to cycle from London to Bologna, Italy. The cycling enthusiast from Kozani decided to take on the feat when on a cycling trip in Serbia a few years ago. It was there...

"Odyssey" Trireme Travels you Around Lefkada [video]

Photo-journalist Petros Nazos visited the beautiful island of Lefkada and met Captain Gerasimos and his unique ship, "Odyssey". Odyssey is tourist boat, which is a representation of the Athenian trireme and travels around from Nydri to Meganisi, to Skorpios (Aristotle...

Homer's Odyssey at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens will have a special place in this year's International Museum Day (May 18) as it has been chosen by the Greek Department of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) as the honoree museum,...