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Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes Ancient God Zeus

Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will turn himself into the greatest of all the Greek gods for an upcoming Superbowl advertisement for the German automaker BMW, called simply "Zeus." With just an avatar and a few words on Instagram, he recently...

The Ten Best Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2021

Archaeologists working under the auspices of Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports announced a spectacular discovery in January, which proved to be only one of many such fantastic ancient Greek archaeological discoveries in 2021. Amphorae from Kasos shipwrecks What they instantly...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to so much of Greek history, it is impossible to imagine Greece at all without Olympia,...

Zeus, The King of All the Gods in Greek Mythology

Zeus, the greatest of all the figures of Greek mythology, ruled over all the assembled gods and goddesses of the realm atop his mountain fastness on Mt. Olympus, along with his wife Hera. He was the god of the sky,...

Gate to Temple of Zeus Unearthed in Magnesia, Turkey

The ancient Greek city of Magnesia in Asia Minor, now part of Turkey's Aydin province, was home to a spectacular stadium, temples and other monuments; it has now given up another of its ancient treasures, the gate to a...

E-Tickets to Archaeological Sites Finally Coming To Greece

Electronic tickets for 11 archaeological sites will be available June 1st just in time for the surge of tourists who descend on Greece for the summer Greek media report. In addition to the  National Archaeological Museum and Byzantine Museum in Athens,...

Ancient Nemean Games Revived for Three Days (video)

Before the Games begin in Rio de Janeiro in August, athletes from all over the world, between June 10th and 12th, are gathering and taking part in a different kind of sporting tournament in southern Greece, the Nemean Games. The Sixth Nemean...

Zeus' Temple In Olympia Being Fixed

The temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia has been partially reconstructed by the German Archaeological Institute, a project officials there said is aimed at contributing to a better understanding and awareness of this valuable monument. Those visiting the monument could...