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The Ancient Greek Colonies of Spain

The Greek colonies in Spain are proof that, as adventurous seafarers, ancient Greeks reached the far end of Europe to trade and establish new settlements. As a seafaring people, ancient Greeks were among the very few "rulers" of the Mediterranean...

Strabo: The Ancient Greek Geographer Who Mapped the World

The ancient Greek geographer Strabo is one of the greatest writers of the ancient world, devoting his life to studying, writing, and traveling. He left behind a substantial body of work. Strabo (or Stravon, Στράβων in Greek, 64 or 63...

Archaeological Finds Show Ancient Greeks Visited Egypt as Tourists

Evidence preserved on papyri and ostraca as well as in graffiti indicates ancient Greek and Roman tourists visited Egypt to observe and admire the Egyptian civilization. While in ancient times people traveled—sometimes quite far—to worship, written evidence that has been...

The Greek City of Rome Before the Romans

Many people are familiar with the legend of Romulus and Remus, which supposedly explains the origin of the ancient city of Rome. Romulus established this city on the Palatine Hill after he and his brother had been abandoned on...

Curetes, the Mythical First Inhabitants of Crete

The Curetes were purportedly the first inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete. They were mythical creatures, specifically legendary benign deities who lived prior to the Minoan Civilization. There are several myths and versions thereof pertaining to the Curetes, or...

The Mysterious Nabataeans and the Greek Influence

  Is the history of the Nabataeans mysterious or lost? The Kingdom of the Nabataeans has not been substantially recorded by scholars and archaeologists alike, but that is changing. The question is if there is any connection between the Nabataeans...

Ancient Phoenician Plaque Unearthed in Cyprus

An ancient Phoenician plaque, a stone pillar and the remains of boatsheds were unearthed as a result of recent archaeological excavations in Kition-Pampoula, Cyprus. The archaeologists working under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities released their year-end report of...