Ancient Greek Shipwrecks to Become Underwater Museums

Greece is relaxing its strict regulations regarding its rich underwater heritage and has recently announced that it will allow divers to tour the sites...

How the Aphrodite of Milos Statue Shaped the Western Idea of Female Beauty

The statue of Aphrodite of Milos, which was discovered on April 8, 1820, changed western culture in the 19th century, creating a certain ambivalence...

Greece’s Top Ten Ancient Finds of the Last Decade

Greece has countless ruins to visit and historical sites to explore, all of which are priceless archaeological treasures. However, some discoveries made in the last...

Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become “European Culture Capital 2021”

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the...

The History of the Parthenon Marbles

2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles", the culture crime...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among “Top 10 Discoveries of 2018”

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...

Dozens of Ancient Greek Shipwrecks Found Looted off Albanian Coast

Dozens of ancient ships, many of them dating back two millennia, are lying on the sea bottom 450 km off the coast of Albania,...

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ''The Academy'', was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC and located a couple of...

Everyday Life in Ancient Athens

Everyday life in Ancient Athens of the Hellenistic era was more exciting than in most ancient cities mainly due to the fact that Greeks...

Top Ten Ancient Greek Masterpieces

There are great works of art from Ancient Greece scattered in museums around the world, serving as reminders that Greece is the cradle of...

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who...

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