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Greek Colony of Paestum Boasts only Preserved Ancient Greek Fresco

The city of Paestum, the Greek colony near the present-day city of Naples, Italy, is famous for its Ancient Greek fresco as well as three ancient Greek temples of the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC,...

The Breathtaking Ancient Greek Ruins Found in Italy

When you think about Italy and ruins, your mind's eye automatically brings up scenes of the Roman Forum. However, Italy is home to countless ruins which are in actuality Greek.

Did Ancient Greeks Enjoy Swimming and Going to the Beach?

Every summer, Greeks flock to the beaches of the Aegean and Ionian seas to swim and get a tan. But did the ancient Greeks enjoy the beach?

Ancient Greek City of Paestum First Site to Open as Italy Eases Lockdown

The towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples became the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Even before the iconic sites of the Colosseum and Pompeii, this ancient Greek colony dating back...

New Discoveries at Poseidonia Tell Us More About the Ancient City’s Greek Founders

The city originally called Poseidonia was established by Greek colonists some twenty-five hundred years ago, and was one of the most important sanctuaries in Magna Graecia (modern-day southern Italy) at that time. The city fell in the ruling hands...