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Ancient Greece's restored Tower of Winds keeps its secrets

ATHENS (Reuters) - It is said to be the world's first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time - even in darkness.

While You Were Sleeping

Woman Killed By Pokemon GO Driver Everyone saw this coming, sadly. Just Another Day Killing The Gods Of Ancient Greece Rocking soundtrack. September’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Include Original Mirror’s Edge And New RPG Not a stellar...Show More Summary

Just Another Day Killing The Gods Of Ancient Greece

We first played an early build of Okhlos all the way back in January 2014 . It’s now out, and I’ve been playing the finished article. Read more...

WBC president Sulaiman talks 2016 Olympics

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son OLYMPIC GLORY Boxing was a founding sport of the ancient Olympics in Greece, and has been an Olympic sport since the first [...] The post WBC president Sulaiman talks 2016 Olympics appeared first on Boxing News 24.

The 12th Round: Olympic Glory

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Boxing was a founding sport of the Ancient Olympics in Greece and has been an Olympic sport since the first edition of the modern Olympic games in 1904. The Olympic games … Continue reading ? The post The 12th Round: Olympic Glory appeared first on Boxing News.

How "honey-infused corpse medicine" is made

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Corpse medicine was a type of remedy produced with the bones, organs, and blood from dead bodies. It is mentioned in ancient medical texts and histories from Greece, China, Mesopotamia, and India. One of the more peculiar accounts of...Show More Summary

What Does Ancient Human Sacrifice Look Like?

Human sacrifice is an ancient practice, but archaeologists caution against premature interpretation of skeletons from Greece and Italy.

Bones May Belong to Teen Sacrificed to Zeus

An ancient legend tells of a man sneaking a human boy into an animal sacrifice to Zeus on Greece's Mount Lykaion and being turned into a wolf as punishment, the Washington Post reports. But despite Plato and others writing about ongoing human sacrifices, archaeologists have never been able to confirm...

Mystery bones from ancient Greece may be a teenager sacrificed to Zeus

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

There are some grisly myths about the altar on Mount Lykaion. Could they be true?

On-screen text accidentally makes the Olympics look like porn, as the Ancient Greeks intended.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Back when the Olympics were conceived in Ancient Greece, athletes competed in the nude. The all-male sportsmen ran, competed, and wrestled completely without clothes (togas?), celebrating the golden proportions of the male physique.Show More Summary

When Ancient Greece Banned Women From Olympics, They Started Their Own

An artist's interpretation of ancient Olympia. [Photo: Public Domain ] Much like their modern counterpart, the Olympic Games in ancient Greece wasn't exactly a level playing field for women. It's true that women of all ages were allowed...Show More Summary

Artists ask: what did the ancient Greeks do for us?

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

SIMILARITIES between contemporary New York and ancient Greece can seem few and far between, be it the topography or the fundamentals of the alphabet.

Ancient Olympics: Pankration

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Could this be the European version of karate when the Olympics began in Greece? I quote an article that says, “It combined two other popular sports of antiquity, wrestlingShow More Summary

How Does Your Garden Grow?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. The way in which plants move and grow has intrigued everyone from the poets of ancient Greece to Charles Darwin, but modern science still hasn’t cracked all the secrets. Show More Summary

Okhlos Preview: Mob Mentality

The Gods of Olympus must be stopped. For too long, they’ve treated the citizens of Ancient Greece as playthings, disposable little items created expressly for carrying out their will. But no longer. These citizens are mad as hell, and...Show More Summary

A Brief History Of Olympic Nudity From Ancient Greece To ESPN

The Olympics may not be fully nude anymore, but that doesn't mean that our gaze upon the thousands of athletic bodies from around the globe doesn't still have the ability to change the minds of the spectators in regard to the shapes, colors and sizes of beautiful bodies.

How much have the Olympics really changed since ancient times?

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Rio Olympics will be the 31st Summer Games of the modern era, but they have a long way to go before they can compete with nearly 12 centuries of ancient Olympics. Athletes came from across Greece to compete in everything from running to discus to boxing to horse racing, in honour of the Greek...

80 shackled skeletons found in ancient mass graves

Archaeologists excavating the Falyron Delta necropolis in Athens, Greece, have unearthed two mass graves containing the skeletal remains of 80 people, some with iron shackles still clamped to their wrists. In one mass grave, the bodies had been laid carefully side by side in a long line. In the other, they were more haphazardly tossed [...]

Newly-discovered mass grave could hold soldiers behind failed 7th-century Greek coup attempt

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Ancient skeletal remains of at least 80 people have been discovered in an a mass grave near Athens, Greece. According to archaeologists, the skeletons – mostly of young men with their wrists bound in iron shackles – were victims of a mass execution that took place during 7th century...

80 Shackled Skeletons Found in Greek Grave After Ancient Mass Execution

Ancient execution: 80 shackled skeletons found in Greek cemetery (PHOTOS) https://t.co/JyGEL1jQuY pic.twitter.com/JOPoEAO5UR — RT (@RT_com) August 2, 2016 Centuries ago, in ancient Greece, at least 80 people—all of whom likely ranked...Show More Summary

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