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How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

New research from the Academy of Athens argues that the Greeks actually chose Salamis after studying the area's climactic conditions.

Thespians: The Forgotten Heroes of the Battle of Thermopylae

The Battle of Thermopylae, Greece in 480 BC is one of the most famous last stands in history. In the many centuries since the battle, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans have become a symbol of bravery in the face...

Ancient Greek Helmet From the Persian Wars Found in Israel

A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates 12th Birthday With New Presentation

The Acropolis Museum, located in the center of Athens, celebrated its twelfth year of operation on Sunday following a long six month closure.