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Inscribed Gemstone, Plaque Show What Ancient Greek Sounded Like

Reading like the lyrics to a popular song or poem from modern times, two ancient Greek inscriptions in the form of rhyming poetry have prompted new insights into the way the language was spoken in those times. Ultimately, it is...

Roman-Era Iron Mask Found in Ancient City of Hadrianopouli

An 1,800-year-old iron mask from the ancient city of Hadrianopouli, Greece was discovered by archaeologists working a dig there this past Summer. Announced on Monday, the discovery of the iron mask was a revelation to the archaeologists, who have been...

Heads of Roman Statues Found Under Ruins of Church in England

Excavators working at a site that will be part of the UK's HS2 high-speed train system in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire made the discovery of their lives recently on the very last day of work, uncovering Roman statues that had...

Byzantine Army: The World’s Most Formidable Multi-Ethnic Force

The Byzantine Army was among the most powerful and effective military forces in the world from the 7th to the 12th centuries. Starting to operate around 395 AD, the army of Byzantium was a continuation of the mighty East Roman...

A 2000-Year-Old Road was Discovered in Western Turkey

A 55-kilometer section of a road that was built 2,000 years ago has been discovered in ongoing excavations of the ancient city of Aigai, located in Turkey's Manisa province. Assistant Professor Yusuf Sezgin, faculty member at the Celal Bayar University...

564 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire (Video)

May 29 marks the 56th anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...

Wim Mertens: Greece's Role in Europe is Very Important

Famous Belgian composer and pianist Wim Mertens, on the occasion of his August 24 concert in ancient Nikopolis, in Preveza, expressed his admiration for Greece, saying that the country plays an important role in Europe. Mertens told Athens Macedonian News Agency...

Aphrodite Statue Head Discovered in Turkey

A life-sized marble head of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was discovered by a group of archaeologists at a site called Antiochia ad Cragum (Antioch of the cliffs), on the Mediterranean coast, in southern Turkey. The sculpture of the goddess...