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DNA Study Shows When Ancient Greeks Colonized Italy

A recent DNA study by an international team of scientists showed when Ancient Greeks colonized Magna Graecia in Italy. Magna Graecia is the name of the coastal areas of southern Italy and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers. The...

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See

Many important ancient temples are located in Greece and other countries, such as Italy, which were then part of the ancient Greek empire.

Mount Etna Collapse “Could Trigger Tsunami” in Greece’s Ionian Sea

Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s biggest active volcano, is slipping eastwards into the sea, and scientists fear that it could trigger a catastrophic tsunami. Scientists are concerned that the slow movements that have been measured on Mount Etna’s southeastern flank...

The Sword of Damocles: Why Great Power Comes with Great Danger

The story of the "Sword of Damocles" is one of the most well-known from ancient Greek history, and it perfectly illustrates the dangers that come with taking on a massive amount of power. The story, which may or may not...

The Breathtaking Ancient Greek Ruins Found in Italy

When you think about Italy and ruins, your mind's eye automatically brings up scenes of the Roman Forum. However, Italy is home to countless ruins which are in actuality Greek.

Aerial Bombing May Be Used to Stem Canary Islands Volcano Eruption

The Canary Islands volcano that has been erupting for 42 days straight might get its comeuppance soon if a Spanish lawmaker has his way. Displacing thousands of people and upending the lives of everybody on the entire island of...

Godfathers Banned at Sicily Baptisms Due to Mafia Exploitation Fears

Catholic church leaders have banned the naming of baptismal godparents in one Italian diocese amid concern that their role can be exploited by the Mafia. Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic dioceses of Catania, in Sicily, put a three-year...

Etna Volcano Erupts Again; Volcanic Smog Reaches Greece

Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, erupted again on Tuesday, generating an ash plume that quickly rose to an altitude of almost 15,000 feet (4,500 meters). There have been no reports of damage as of press time. https://twitter.com/JayBirdReturns/status/1440352459705110532 The smog or...

Village in Sicily Sells Houses for Two Euros Each

A village in Sicily, Italy named Sambuca di Sicilia has put some local abandoned houses up for sale for only two euros each. 

Utilities Workers Unearth Ancient Greek Necropolis in Gela, Sicily

An important archaeological discovery was made recently in the town of Gela, in southern Sicily, Italy. While local public utilities workers from of Gela were digging up the streets of the town to lay down new cables for the area's...