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The Life of Arrian, The Biographer of Alexander the Great

Over 2,300 years have passed since the death of Alexander the Great, but he remains one of the most famous historical figures of all time. The conqueror's fame might have dimmed, however, were it not for the biographers who...

Ancient Greek Settlement Area of Tenea Discovered for the First Time

The Ancient Greek settlement area of Tenea was discovered for the first time during recent excavations, the Greek Ministry of Culture reported on Friday. Tenea was an ancient Greek town near Corinth, approximately 80 kilometers southwest of Athens. Archaeologists discovered...

How Byzantine Architecture Influenced the World

Despite relative obscurity in Western historiography, Byzantine architecture has had a profound influence across the world. The Byzantines, also known as the Eastern Romans, developed a distinctive architectural style that has continued to influence construction to this day. Not limited...

Ares vs. Mars: What Seperates the Greek and Roman Gods of War?

The ancient Greek and Roman gods are often virtually indistinguishable, but the two neighboring Mediterranean civilizations perceived their respective gods of war, Ares and Mars, very differently. Mars was a patron deity of Rome and was beloved by its people....

Via Egnatia: The Ancient Engineering Marvel That Traverses Northern Greece

The Via Egnatia was an ancient Roman road that stretched across an impressive distance between the Adriatic coast and Byzantium (modern day Istanbul) on the Bosphorous Strait. Roman civilization is well known for its stunning mosaics and marble statues, but...

Ancient Greek and Roman Statues Re-Emerge After Decades in Storage

One of the most important private collections of ancient Greek and Roman marble sculptures opened to the general public for the first time in Rome last week. The 90 works from the Torlonia Collection -- the most prestigious private collection...

Virtual Tour of Ancient Thessaloniki Reveals the City's Magnificent Past (video)

It is known to almost everyone that Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a massive open museum, covering numerous different periods of Greece's antiquity. There is no surprise then why Thessaloniki is such a wonderful destination for those who love history...

Ancient Greek and Roman Cemetery Discovered in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced recently that an ancient Greek and Roman cemetery has been discovered in Ismailia. According to reports, the cemetery has multiple levels. The upper levels date back to ancient Greek and Roman times, while the...

Discovery of Roman Mosaic Depicting Greek Mythical Figures Amazes Britain

A Roman mosaic that was discovered in 2017 was brought to light in its entirety recently, in Boxford, West Berksire in England, UK. In what is described as the most exciting archaeological discovery in Britain in the last fifty years,...

Ancient Shipwreck Discovered off Coast of Protaras, Cyprus

The Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus announced on Thursday that a major maritime archaeological discovery has been made off the east coast of the island, just off Protaras, near Larnaca. The Antiquities Department statement says the wreck...