Just 50 kilometers south of Athens, between Thoricus and Cape Sounion, lies the mines of Laurion. Silver, copper, lead have been mined there.
In 480 BC, Persian forces led by King Xerxes I burned down the city of Athens, as well as the Acropolis, in what is called "the Persian Destruction of Athens." The destruction of the great city took place during the...
New research from the Academy of Athens argues that the Greeks actually chose Salamis after studying the area's climactic conditions.
The exhibition at the Athens National Museum titled "Glorious Victories" is part of a major program, and its Celebrating Greek Battles Anniversary
Exactly 2,500 years after it first happened, the epic marathon swim by Hydna and her father Scyllis, in 480 BC, was replicated recently by three members of the Underwater Survey Team, representing the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering...
The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers is one of the greatest moments of Ancient Greece's history and provided great tales of...