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Christie's to offer antiquities from the Toledo Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

On October 25, Christie's Antiquities sale will offer 24 works from the Property from The Toledo Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. The collection features a selection of works from across ancient Greece, Rome, Near East, and Egypt with highlights including a Cypriot limestone head of a male votary to an Egyptian bronze cat. Show More Summary

10 of the Oldest Cities in the World

We all know that travel can educate, but some places truly take you back in time. To walk through the ancient ruins of Greece or Egypt is to absorb history, not just admire its traces. Here are ten of the world’s oldest cities travelers can still visit today.

Ancient Greece at its most glorious: Admire one of the greatest bygone civilisations from up on deck

Greece was one of the greatest ancient civilisations. You can still admire its might from on deck, says Harry Mount, from Cretan ruins to miracles of 19th century engineering.

The View From Above A Little-Known Ancient Greek Theater In Epidaurus

Ancient Epidaurus, located on the Argolid peninsula of the Peloponnese, has made Greece known around the world as the cradle of drama. The city hosts an impressive theater of the same name that is the most well-preserved among ancient...Show More Summary

Animation brings 2500-year-old vase to life

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Oxford academics have teamed-up with an animator to bring ancient Greek vase scenes to life. The images on this 2,500-year-old vase have been animated to show what life was like in ancient Greece. The Classics in Communities project,...Show More Summary

The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics

Punishment for cheating and bribery in the Olympics of Ancient Greece could include fines, public flogging and statewide bans from competition

Greek theatre hosts play for refugees after 2,100 years

Famed ancient monument in Delos, Greece, reopens with performance raising awareness about the plight of refugees.

The Bloody, Deadly, Heavy Fights of Ancient Greece

Fighting sports have long been considered primitive, and to a certain extent, that belief is true. Fighting may be one of the most primal of human activities after eating, sleeping, and sex. It is easy to imagine the earliest species of hominids swinging at each other over left-over meat or a closer proximity to the fire. Show More Summary

The World’s First Travel Guide

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In ancient times, tourists and travelers in Greece have gotten into some pretty intense situations. An adventure-seeking traveler would bathe in the river Herkyna, then consume sacrificial meat, wander through a dark cave of Livadeia to seek out the oracle, and emerge ‘paralyzed with terror and unconscious both of himself and of his surroundings.’ And […]

Podcast #231: How the Ghosts of Tradition Inspired Ancient Military Might

The armies of ancient Greece and Rome have gained legendary status. Both militaries successfully conquered much of the known world in their respective eras. But what made them so formidable? Technological innovation? Novel strategies? Plain old grit? My guest today on the podcast argues that it was the Greek and Roman armies’ reverence for their mythic […]

The World’s First Travel Writer Was a Guy From Ancient Greece

An 1819 painting of ancient Livadeia, a city "no less adorned than the most prosperous of Greek cities," wrote Pausanias. (Photo: Public Domain) In ancient times, tourists and travelers in Greece have gotten into some pretty intense situations. Show More Summary

The Present Through the Past

In every visit to Greece, I spent lots of time in the country's museums. My hunger for the sculpture and architecture of ancient Greece remains constant and complements my interest in Greek philosophy, history and science. It's hard to explain, but being close to a Greek temple like the Parthenon is an experience of pleasure and satisfaction. Show More Summary

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

last monthSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

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 monthHumor / 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

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