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Six of the Most Important Greek Sites in Turkey

There is an almost uncountable number of ancient Greek and Byzantine archaeological and historical sites in Turkey.

Greek-Australian TV Star’s New Podcast Explores Schliemann Papers

Greek-Australian TV star Thaao Penghlis of US long-running drama Days of Our Lives is launching a fascinating podcast about the life of Heinrich Schliemann, the German archaeologist who, in the 19th century, brought back to light the greatest ancient Greek...

What Was Troy Like in Homer’s Time?

The majority of scholars believe that the Trojan War, if it really happened, was an event that occurred in about 1200 BC (although some scholars place it later). For this reason, most research into the archaeology of Troy has...

The Trojan War: History or Myth?

The Trojan War as described magnificently in Homer's Iliad is so vivid that is considered by many as historical fact and not an epic poem

Stunning Mosaic of Trojan Hero Aeneas Unearthed in Turkey

A stunning mosaic depicting the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who was mentioned in Homer's "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", has been uncovered in southern Turkey. The mosaic was discovered when the excavation of foundations at a construction site revealed the...

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.

Five of Iliad’s Lesser Known Characters Make Grandest Story Ever Told

Homer's Iliad, often considered to be the oldest extant work of Western literature, boasts a diverse cast of vibrant characters. The names of the heroes, Achilles, Hector, and Odysseus, have achieved immortality in the literary and mythological worlds. Many of...

The Twenty Most Famous Movies Based on Greek Mythology

These timeless stories from ancient Greece or Greek mythology have been reinterpreted for modern audiences in engaging and beloved movies. 

Greek Heroes’ Busts Adorn Village in Turkey

Homer's Ancient Greek Poem Iliad has inspired the citizens of a small village in Turkey to install busts of the Trojan war heroes on their main square. Tevfikiye, is located 1 km away from the archaeological site of ancient...

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest