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Who Beheaded The Kritios Boy, the 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...

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...

Authentic Marathon Swim Recreated in Honor of Ancient Greek Heroes

The authentic Marathon swim is taking place this weekend off the island of Evia in Greece with the participation of hundreds of swimmers from all over the world. 2,500 years after it first happened, competitors from 14 countries swim in...

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

The so-called Ionian Revolt was the beginning of a series of events and war reprisals between Ancient Greeks and the Persians, which lasted for almost two centuries. By Dimosthenes Vasiloudis Around 540 BC, the cities of Ionia (Aegean coast of Asia...

The 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 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.

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...

August 480 BC: Leonidas' Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers is one of the greatest moments of Ancient Greece's history and provided great tales of...