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Flaunt February’s Birthstone with 13 Thrilling Amethyst Designs [SLIDESHOW]

16 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

View slideshow Carolyn Meers Fascination with the hypnotic lavender hues of February’s birthstone, the amethyst, dates back to ancient Greece, when the gem was worn to ward off drunkenness and ill will, and to support clear thinking....Show More Summary

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism and the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas and more. Show More Summary

No, The Ancient Greeks Didn't Have Laptop Computers

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A photo being widely shared on social media shows what some claim is a laptop computer in a funerary relief from ancient Greece.  Unlike many images that get passed around in conspiracy circles, the photo of this 2,100-year-old relief hasn't been altered or "digitally enhanced."  At first glance, the relief from the J. Show More Summary

Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share a Secret Recipe for Innovation?

Creativity and ingenuity aren't spread evenly. Throughout history, certain locations have become hubs for artistic, business, and technological innovation, for reasons that aren't always readily apparent. Why Silicon Valley right now?...Show More Summary

Grafted plants' genomes can communicate with each other

LA JOLLA--(January 19, 2016) Agricultural grafting dates back nearly 3,000 years. By trial and error, people from ancient China to ancient Greece realized that joining a cut branch from one plant onto the stalk of another could improve...Show More Summary

ICYMI ~ The Classical World in the News ~ January 12-17, 2016

[I’m thinking of making this a regular feature] The Ancient Greece and Rome section of my Explorator newsletter for this week (full issue available here): Horse burials from an 8th century necropolis in Athens: http://www.amna.gr/english/article/12498/Intact-horse-skeleton-discovered-in-ancient-cemetery-in-southern-coastal-Athens...Show More Summary

Chris Pine Confirms ‘Wonder Woman’ Is Set During World War I

As Wonder Woman worked its way through development, its setting seemed to shift with with the wind. Depending on who was attached to write or direct the movie at any given moment, it was rumored to be set in Ancient Greece. Or during the Roaring ’20s. Show More Summary

How CyArk's Laser Scanning Preserves Priceless Architecture

CyArk laser scanning the Temple of Apollo at Ancient Corinth in Greece. All images and video via CyArk. With ISIS destroying cultural heritage site across territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, finding way to preserve architectural and cultural...

Ancient Phallus Carving Gets Public Exposure After Two Decades as Garden Ornament

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

A carving of a phallus in a rock would probably seem like the handiwork of a bored youth today, but such imagery was especially common in ancient Greece and Rome as a symbol of good luck rather than a sexual reference. The Collection Museum in Lincolnshire recently acquired one large limestone example, which had previously been privately owned […]

Homer Among Christian Greeks in the Middle Ages

The Christianization of ancient Greece in the fourth century and after was not pretty or peaceful. It was the equivalent of centuries-lasting explosion of a nuclear bomb over the country. Practically nothing was left standing: libraries went up in flames; the Olympics abolished; schools shut down; temples smashed to the ground. Show More Summary

Greek and Danish archaeologists excavate the ancient Greek harbour town Lechaion

last monthArts : Artdaily

In Greece, underwater excavations of Lechaion, ancient Corinth?s partially submerged harbour town, reveal the infrastructure of more than a thousand years of flourishing maritime trade. Researchers from the Greek Ministry of CultureShow More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 12/26/15

Romans Ruled: Fun poems for kids about Ancient Rome (History For Kids) https://t.co/VU8G73S5R1 #ancienthistory — Jansu (@medicalmyths) December 25, 2015 Archaeologists Uncovered Evidence of a Coup in Ancient Greece https://t.co/bQF8Q00faF...Show More Summary

Uncertainty, Risk and Global Economy

We all have an urge to predict the future. From the oracles of Ancient Greece, through Nostradamus, to modern-day fortune tellers and psychics, humans have always searched for comfort in the face of uncertainty. This is especially true...Show More Summary

Greece Gambles On Rebuilding The Ancient Colossus Of Rhodes (And Supersizing It)

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The cost is estimated at €250m. It would be an astonishingly ambitious project for any country – but for Greece, which has suffered so much in recent years, is it foolhardy? When Greek people are hungry, surely €250m could cover a lot of meals for children and supplies for hospitals.”

Visiting Chicago's small and oddball museums

A towering exhibit hall devoted to Ancient Greece. Donated collections of priceless modern art. Are not covered in this particular feature. Over the next year, you can expect our Museums page to cover the biggest and brightest exhibits and openings at all of Chicago's world-class museums. For this...

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored...Show More Summary

The Ruins of Rentina in Volvi, Greece

This abandoned hilltop settlement near the ancient city of Arethousa was a stronghold for a succession of ancient civilizations. For decades, archaeologists have tried to untangle the complex history of the ruins at Rentina. It appears that humans settled this beautiful hilltop in Greece during the Neolithic period. Show More Summary

Yahoo spends like a tech company, but struggles like a media company

"Know thyself." It is one of the Delphic maxims of ancient Greece, carved into the Temple of Apollo. It is sage advice but also a warning — one that Yahoo and its CEO Marissa Mayer still have not heeded. Is Yahoo a media company or a...Show More Summary

Pomegranates 101 by Erica

I was first introduced to pomegranates as a kid. We were studying ancient Greece for school, and my mom purchased the curious fruit for us to sample. We broke it open and sampled the arils. I thought they were rather odd, but fascinating. Fast-forward to my adult years. I became interested in pomegranates again partly […]

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