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Epidaurus’ Asclepion Archaeological Dig Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Thursday visited the archaeological site at the Epidaurus Asclepeion to be briefed on the progress of recent archaeological excavations...

The Golden Age of Greek Science

By Evaggelos Vallianatos* What is a golden age? A golden age captures the best and greatest virtues of human achievements. These accomplishments, however, must have the...

How Boxing Became a Popular Sport in Ancient Greece

Boxing (Πυγμαχία, meaning "fighting with the fists") in ancient Greece originated as a very tough sport, much harder than professional boxing as we know...

The Handshake: Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away in Post-Coronavirus Era

Out of all the gestures of greeting used today around the globe, the handshake is the most widely used. The first nearly-universal way of...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

By Joel Christensen* In the fifth century BC, the playwright Sophocles began “Oedipus Tyrannos” with the title character struggling to identify the cause of a...

Greeks Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Ancient Tradition of Martis

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual...

Spectacular Findings Uncovered in Santorini’s Akrotiri Archaeological Dig

Significant new findings were recently revealed during ongoing excavation works at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini (Thera), the...

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to...

Gold-Lined Tombs Discovered in Ancient Greek City of Pylos

Two American archaeologists announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered two magnificent tombs at the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern...

Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, a geographer from the Greek colony of Massalia, the modern-day city of Marseille in southern France, was the first-ever Mediterranean person...

Popular English First Names You Had No Idea Were Actually Greek

Every young couple who is expecting a child at some point has to face the difficult task of choosing a name for their newborn, whether...

Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark Controversy To This Day

Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals which we sometimes take...

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