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The Secrets of the Ancient Neighborhood Beneath the Acropolis

The ancient neighborhood beneath the Acropolis Musum reveals life in ancient Athens long before the Parthenon and the sculptures on the Acropolis

Pericles’ Funeral Oration: The Greatest Speech in History

In 431 BCE, the Athenian statesman Pericles delivered one of the most influential speeches of all time, "Pericles' Epitaphios," otherwise known as "Pericles' Funeral Oration." The speech, recorded by the historian Thucydides who was present at its delivery, has endured...

Economic Sanctions of Pericles 2,500 Years Ago Backfired, Prolonging War

Sanctions date back to antiquity, with the "Megarian Decree" issued by Athenian statesman Pericles in 432 BC being the first recorded

Stunning New Documentary Explores Underwater Lavrio Mines

A new documentary about the ancient Lavrio mines, which were so rich in minerals that their exploitation made possible the rise of Athens as a naval power, shows the labyrinth of underwater tunnels in their now-flooded shafts. Greek scuba divers...

Spectacular 3D Video Depicts Ancient Athens as Never Seen Before

A spectacular 3D video reconstruction of ancient Athens in the late 5th century BC takes the viewer over the city pinpointing its monuments, markets, temples, and neighborhoods. The video made by Ancient Athens 3D and released in November presents the...

From Pericles to Antetokounmpo: The History of Athens in 1,500 Words

Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has been a place of human settlement for at least 5,000 years. But its fortunes, and its relationship with the wider world of Greekness, have fluctuated...

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest

Pericles: The First Great Statesman of the Ancient World

Since Athens is considered the birthplace of democracy, Pericles must be the father of democracy.

Houston School Marks Greek Bicentennial with Pericles’ Funeral Oration

On March 25, 2021, the Saint Constantine School had its students recite Pericles' Funeral Oration to mark the Greek bicentennial.

'5 Years with Myrtis' Conference at the Acropolis Museum

The conference "5 years with Myrtis" on the five-year anniversary since the reconstruction of 11-year-old "Myrtis," the girl that put a face to distant antiquity, will take place on May 13 at the Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece. The name...