Ancient Greek weightlifter Bybon went down in history for the feat of lifting a 316-pound stone. In Ancient Greece, strength was greatly appreciated as a physical attribute. Weightlifting was common among ancient Greeks, since their culture celebrated strength. Soldiers trained...
The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to so much of Greek history, it is impossible to imagine Greece at all without Olympia,...
The discovery of the helmet of Miltiades is one of the most important archaeological finds in history.
The Olympics was about much more than honoring Zeus or the winners of the games. It was an organized effort to help the Greeks get to know each other better, perhaps inspire them to work together at peace and...
The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus was discovered on 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism.
A document in the US National Archives reveals the damage caused to Greek antiquities during Germany's occupation of the country 1941-1944.
The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles is the epitome of the ideal image of youthful gods in Greek art
Hopes are fading for the ten people who remain missing five days after a fire scorched a ferry that had been traveling from Greece to Italy. Firefighters are still fighting to put out the blaze on the Euroferry Olympia, which...