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Pausanias, Cultural Geographer of Ancient Greece

Untold stories recounting the glories of Ancient Greece were written by Pausanias, who lived in the second century AD.

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

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 Fade for Ten Missing People in Greece After Fire on Ferry

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...

UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit These 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has bestowed a total 1,154 sites with the title of "World Heritage Monuments," and 18 of them are located in Greece. If you are ever fortunate enough to go to the...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

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,...

Greece Partners with Microsoft to Digitally Preserve Ancient Olympia

Greece and Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced "Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds," a new collaboration to digitally preserve and restore ancient Olympia, the original home of the Olympic games, using AI. This digital revival project allows viewers around the world to...

The Ancient Greek Weightlifter and the 316 Pound Rock

In Ancient Greece, strength was greatly appreciated as a physical attribute; the Greek weightlifter Bybon went down in history for the feat of lifting a 316 pound stone. Weightlifting was common among ancient Greeks, since their culture celebrated strength. Soldiers...

Top Ten Places You Should Visit in Mainland Greece

Mainland Greece is undoubtedly the top destination for those who are drawn to ancient ruins and other symbolic places of Greek classicism.

Would the Founder of the Olympics Approve of the Games Today?

As the Olympics get underway, what would the man who founded the modern Olympic movement think? Pierre de Coubertin's vision of the Olympics as a tool of peace and faith in youth still resonates.

Corruption in Sport Existed Even at the Olympics in Ancient Greece

Bribery, cheating, doping, and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades.