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Stunning Ancient Mosaics Adorn New Museum in Sparta, Greece

Two rare Roman floor mosaics discovered in Greece will feature in a new museum in Sparta which officially opens on November 21st. The Abduction of Europa and Orpheus with the Animals mosaics were accidentally discovered in the late 19th century...

What Were the Ancient Spartans Like?

Spartan society was very different from the rest in Greece, an example was the absence of walls, the city was protected only by its soldiers.

The Ancient Greek Battle of Thermopylae Honored in Ireland

One does not normally equate Ancient Greece with Ireland, but there is a small Moravian Church with a small garden in an even smaller village named Kilwarlin, where the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE has been honored. Basil Patras...

Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Friday. The Spartathlon is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is...

Aristodemus: The Only Survivor of Sparta’s 300 Died a Hero

The story of Aristodemus of Sparta, who was branded a traitor but eventually turned a hero, is one of the Battle of Thermopylae's sub-chapters. Nearly all historical events have both heroes as well as villains. In the Battle of Thermopylae...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds—those of children—recently found themselves answering a question posted by a young reader who wanted an expert to answer his question: “Who were the Spartans?” It is...

The Greatest Motivational Speech Ever, by Leonidas, King of Sparta

King Leonidas of Sparta, left with only a few fighters from the original 300 at Thermopylae, gave a speech with great motivational power.

Harsh Lessons from the Ancient Greek City-State of Sparta

The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary."

The Spartans: An Ancient War Machine

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Spartans were the indisputable military power in Greece. by Patrick Garner No city had warriors as fierce, disciplined, and proud. Unlike other Greeks, they did not live as individuals but as parts of a hive, or in...

Meet Sparta, the 28,000 Year Old Perfectly Preserved Lion Cub in Siberia

Scientists say the remains of a lion cub, named Sparta and found in Siberia in 2018, are 28,000 years old and in excellent condition. They say the lion cu, may still hold some of its mother's milk inside it. The cub...