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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...

Daily Life in Ancient Greece: What it Was Like to Live in Athens and Sparta

Life in ancient Athens and Sparta, although both in Greece, was so different that the city-states seem completely foreign to each other.

Spartan General Pausanias: A Traitor—Or Just Unpopular?

Spartan general Pausanias lived a life which encapsulated the Ancient Greek city state, killed by his own people for allegedly betraying it.

The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

The Greek Village that Boasts the True Descendants of the Spartans

There is a Greek village in Mani, Peloponnese, called Neochori, where its residents boast they are true descendants of ancient Sparta.

The Spectacular Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, Greece, thrived throughout antiquity, but was only discovered in 2007.

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.

Ancient Spartan Dialect Tsakonika Still Alive Despite Ravages of Time

Tsakonika, the language of ancient Sparta, still survives today, despite the ravages of time and the many reversals of fortune in Greece.

Is Ukraine’s Zelensky an Unlikely Leonidas Facing Onslaught?

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky rejects the notion that he is similar to King Leonidas of the Spartans, who faced down the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae in the year 480 BC. "I don't want Ukraine's history to be a...

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.