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The Engineering Secrets That Enabled the Parthenon to Survive Time, Nature — and Man...

The Parthenon, the icon of Western civilization, which stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens, has stood for for 2,500 years, miraculously surviving the...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The eating habits of the ancient Greeks are fascinating for so many reasons. They had an impressively varied diet by any measure, but it naturally...

Horta: The Many Benefits of These Magical Greek Greens

Everyone -- absolutely everyone -- who has a friend or relative from Greece, has heard of the word ''horta.'' Literally translating into English as the...

Ancient Greeks Used Lifting Device to Move Stones Before Cranes

New research shows that ancient Greeks had used a primitive type of lifting machine to move heavy stones before they began using cranes 2,500...

Spending a Day in Athens’ Plaka District

Visiting the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime. With its colorful neoclassic buildings and ruins waiting to...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds -- those of children -- recently found themselves answering a...

Has a Missing Piece of the Ancient Antikythera Machine Been Found?

Archaeologists believe that they may have found the missing piece of the Antikythera Mechanism, the fantastically complicated, advanced analog "computer" unearthed in 1901 from a...

Ancient Greeks Predicted Robots, Modern Technology Claims Stanford Historian

Ancient Greeks not only created the foundations of modern civilization but they also predicted future technological innovations, according to a new book. Stanford University historian...

Ancient Greece: Growing up in Athens and Sparta

Despite the fact that they shared the same heritage and language, ancient Spartans and ancient Athenians were very different, and the two city-states were not...

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...

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the First Fast Food

The word "souvlaki" is synonymous with Greek food, whether the term refers to pieces of grilled meat on a small wooden skewer or the...

Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?

Surviving images in potteries, frescos, wine cups and sculptures depict ancient Greeks reclining to one side to eat, drink and chat with friends. Reclining and...

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