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Greece Vs Persia: When the Ancient Empires Destroyed Athens and Persepolis

Around 540 BC, the cities of Ionia (Aegean coast of Asia Minor) had been conquered by Persia and thereafter were ruled by native tyrants nominated by the Persian satrap in Sardis. It was 499 BC when the Greek vassal-tyrant...

The Life of the Legendary King of Sparta, Leonidas

The legendary Leonidas, King of Sparta, is known mostly for leading the 300 heroic Spartans and dying with them in the Battle of Thermopylae

Underwater Ancient Greek Mines at Lavrio Explored

The ancient Lavrio mines in Greece, which were so rich in minerals that their exploitation made possible the rise of Athens as a naval power, are revealed in a recent documentary. The film shows the labyrinth of underwater tunnels in...

The Kritios Boy, a Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style." The statue’s torso was found in 1865 to 1866 southeast...

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

In September of the year 490 BC, just 42 km outside of Athens, an army of brave Greeks saved their city from the invading Persian army.

Battle of Thermopylae: When the Greeks Fought to Defend Western Civilization

The Battle of Thermopylae and the fight of 300 Spartans against 10,000 elite Persian soldiers is a magnificent moment in Greece's history.

The Settlements of the Ancient Greeks in Egypt

For the majority of Egypt's Pharaonic history, Greece and Egypt had very little to do with each other. There is limited evidence for trade, and certainly not much evidence for regular travel between the two countries. However, in the...

How Alexander the Great Prepared for Battle Against the Persians

Astonishing details of Alexander the Great's personal armor as he prepared for the Battle of Gaugamela against the Persians are described by the Ancient Greek historian, Plutarch. Plutarch's Life of Alexander is one of five extant tertiary sources on the...

Ancient Sanctuary Dedicated to God Mithras Found in Spain

The remains of a sanctuary dedicated to the god Mithras, along with leftovers from ritual banquets, have been found during excavations at the Villa del Mitra in Cabra, Spain. According to Heritage Daily, the discovery was made by archaeologists from...

Protesters Taking Part in Rebellion in Iran Face Trials

Protestors who have taken part in the insurgent rebellion in Iran are now facing trials. The forms they take are however not certain. Iran is holding trials for the Mahsa Amini rebels, bringing charges against almost a thousand people in...