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Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran

The Caves of Karaftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia.

How the New Year Was Celebrated in Alexander the Great’s Empire

Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is a popular custom around the world, as it has been for thousands of years. We find the same basic celebration—although expressed in different ways—in various ancient cultures. In Greece itself, there is...

The Glorious History of the Ancient Greek City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in the Hatay Province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

The Stunning Ancient Greek Mosaics of Zeugma

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

Greek Descendants of the Seleucid Dynasty in Today’s Kyrgyzstan

The Seleucid Dynasty, founded by Seleucus I Nicator ("the Victor"), a general who served under Alexander the Great, has descendants in today's Kyrgyzstan—2,300 years later. Kubanychbek Kendirbaev, a history researcher and director of Seleucia, a Public Charitable Fund he established...