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Major New Archaeological Museum Exhibit Celebrates Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

The new temporary exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum, titled "Glorious Victories: Between Myth and History" is part of the celebratory program for the...

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

On this day, October 20, 1888 -- one hundred and thirty-two years ago -- Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the...

Archaeological Museum of Pella Receives Prestigious Award

The Archaeological Museum of Pella, in the northern Greek region of Macedonia, was recently given the coveted 2020 Traveler's Choice Award by the international...

New Secrets Unearthed at Minoan Palace of Zominthos on Crete

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its...

Themistocles: The Brilliant Leader Who Led Ancient Athenians in the Battles of Salamis and...

The truth is sometimes a difficult thing to be absolutely sure of when looking back on events which transpired in the glory days of...

Harsh Lessons from the Ancient Greek City-State of Sparta

The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary." Going beyond truth, it has merged with...

Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Fine Pottery During Archaic Period

  The striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a masterpiece of the art of Ancient Greek pottery. Its exquisite painted...

September 3, 1843: When Greeks Forced Their German King to Grant a Constitution

After Greece gained its independence after fighting off the Ottoman Empire, the Greek insurgents called upon Ioannis Kapodistrias, a former foreign minister of Russia, to...

World’s First Computer Was Found in Greek Shipwreck at Antikythera

It was exactly 117 years ago -- May 17, 1902 -- when Spirydon Stais visited a museum which housed treasures from an ancient shipwreck. Among...

The “Lady of Ro,” Greece’s Joan of Arc

Today marks the anniversary of the death of a lady who lived alone on a remote Greek island but whose small daily act of...

Greek Festival to Re-enact 1941 Nazi Invasion (video)

A German attack on northern Greece in April 1941 is to be reenacted this weekend. The Roupel Battle Historical Revival Festival will re-stage the Wehrmacht's...

Meet The Former Soldiers Bringing Greece’s Battles Back to Life

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Ask someone to name a famous Greek tale and the Trojan War is sure to arise. A younger person, inspired by the film...

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