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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...

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...

The Island of Mykonos Throughout the Millennia

Mykonos is undoubtedly one of the most famous Greek islands. Known for its lively parties and beautiful beaches, the island also has an incredibly fascinating ancient history. Somewhat surprisingly, the party paradise was also an international hub in ancient times...

“Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Bonds That Bind Greeks and Italians

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

Christmas, Saturnalia, and the Real Birth Date of Jesus

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th in most parts of the world. Supposedly, this was the date of the birth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Christmas is regarded as a celebration honoring that birth. However, various scholarly sources claim that...

The Mysterious Origins of Italy’s “Mycenaean” Cyclopean Walls

Cyclopean walls found across Italy have puzzled archaeologists for centuries as their building origin remains a mystery.

The Lost Plant Ancient Greeks Used for Food, Perfume, and Contraception

Silphium, a now-extinct plant once used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for perfume, seasoning, medicine, and even contraception, was one of the most sought-after goods in the ancient world. The plant was so useful that Julius Caesar himself was...

How Ancient Greeks, Romans Controlled the Spread of Disease

Ancient Greeks and Romans got a surprising number of things right about how disease spreads and the importance of airflow for public health.

Why Greek Orthodox Priests Have Beards

The beards of Orthodox priests are some of their most striking attributes, marking them as different from other Western religious men.

”Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.