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How Do We Know Where Troy Really Was?

The discovery of Troy at Hisarlik in the 19th century by Heinrich Schliemann is still regarded as one of the most striking examples of Greek mythology and archaeology coming together. However, how do we know that Schliemann really did discover...

The Origin of the Etruscans: What Archaeological Evidence and Genetics Show

The Etruscans were a relatively enigmatic people who lived in ancient Italy. They dominated the central region of Italy from about 700 BCE until the rise of Rome and the southern Greek city-states. Due to the difficulties in translating...

Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.

The Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Found in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

The Curse of the House of Atreus One of Worst in Greek Mythology

The Curse of the House of Atreus is one of the most well known and disturbing family curses in all of Greek mythology. by Patrick Garner The ancient Greeks dealt with the normal problems that still vex us today, but they...

Rare Coins and Treasures Discovered at Greece’s Ancient City of Tenea

Archaeologists in Greece discovered a hoard of rare ancient coins and other treasures at the ruins of Tenea, near Corinth, a city that was built by Trojan prisoners of war. The Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday that the recent...

Common Greek Myths Found Throughout Art History

Those who are well-versed in Greek mythology likely recognize many scenes from myths in famous artworks. In fact, apart from religious scenes, images from Greek mythology are one of the most common themes in European art. Greek mythology is prominent...

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

To the Greeks, the Trojan War is one of the most famous events in their history, and it is also one of the most well-known stories in Greek mythology. However, the question about whether or not the Trojan War...

The First Beauty Pageant Is Found in Greek Mythology

While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions, their roots can actually be found in ancient Greek mythology with the judgement of Paris. The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's...

Why Did the Trojan War Last for Ten Years?

One of the things that makes the Trojan War such a famous event within Greek mythology is the fact that it was a siege which lasted for ten years. Something else that makes it so famous is the fact...