How the Mines of Laurion Changed Ancient Athens and the World
Just 50 kilometers south of Athens, between Thoricus and Cape Sounion, lies the mines of Laurion. Silver, copper, lead have been mined there.
How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis
New research from the Academy of Athens argues that the Greeks actually chose Salamis after studying the area's climactic conditions.
When Persians Burned Down Athens and the Acropolis
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...
Exhibition at Athens Museum Celebrates Battles of Thermopylae, Salamis
The exhibition at the Athens National Museum titled "Glorious Victories" is part of a major program, and its Celebrating Greek Battles Anniversary
Marathon Swim Recreated After 2,500 Years in Greece
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...
August 480 BC: Leonidas' Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae
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...
Thermopylae Remembers The 300 Spartans
A ceremony marking the last stand of the 300 Spartans and their Greek allies against the Persian hordes of King Xerxes at the Pass of Thermopylae, a gallant battle that helped save Western Civilization, was marked on Aug. 8. Some...