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The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece

Maios (Μάιος in Greek), the month of May, took its name from the ancient goddess Maia (in Greek Μαία, the mother, the midwife, she...

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

Orraon: Ancient Greece’s Best Preserved Settlement

There are only a few ancient Greek building preserved and in most cases only public buildings - temples, auditoriums, stadiums, oracles, markets, cemeteries –...

Doping in Ancient Greece Olympic Games

Doping in sports goes as far back as ancient times and the first Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Since the inception of the competition...

10 Little-known Natural Home Remedies from Ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks thought that getting sick with disease was a form of punishment by the gods for something they did or didn’t do....

Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book "The...

Flashback to Ancient Greece’s Brilliant Inventions

An exhibition, entitled "The amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks," hosting functional replicas of some of the most inventive ancient Greek creations, will be held at...

Lesbos: The Sex Tourism Capital of Ancient Greece

According to a new BBC documentary, the Greek island of Lesbos used to be the Magaluf of its time. A place famous for its sex...

Ancient Greece has something to say about the three-person baby debate

By Helen King*, Open University The science and morality of creating a life with DNA from three different individuals is hot news. The UK parliament has...

Amphipolis: The Eldorado of Ancient Greece

The tomb of Amphipolis has made an impression across the world for its large size. However, ancient Amphipolis was a powerful city with big, tall...

Ancient Greece Themed Brothel Uncovered in Cyprus

The 44-year-old Russian owner of an ancient Greece themed brothel in Cyprus was arrested in Limassol after a raid that resulted in several arrests. The...

Baptism Ceremony Inspired by Ancient Greece

A Greek couple decided to perform their baby's naming ceremony at the archaeological site of Aptera, the most powerful city  of the Minoan period...

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