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The secrets of the Delphic Oracle in ancient Greece — and how it speaks to us today

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Imagine a place to go in times of doubt and uncertainty, where one can find out what to do and what to avoid, straight from a reliable source. A place where all questions have tangible answers and all problems a solution. Unfortunately, such a place does not exist today. But did it once? In the...

Don't let the West's rivalry with Russia spill over into the Olympics

To the editor: In ancient Greece the warring city-states would lay down their arms for the duration of the Olympic Games, replacing the bloodshed of the battlefields with athletic competition. This ideal of peaceful competition between rival nations has remained a core principle of the modern Olympic...

Lucretius in the Evolution/Creation Debate

From ancient Greece and Rome to the present, one of the fundamental debates in human history has been over a deep question: Is our universe mindful and purposive or mindless and material? Do we live in a cosmos that was intentionally...Show More Summary

Okhlos

Okhlos is a 16-bit style rogue-like about unleashing an ever-growing mob to trash ancient Greece. It’s silly and chaotic but also tactical and challenging. There are a variety of mob units and leaders with different abilities. Drops Spring 2016 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Watch: Smashing up ancient Greece in Okhlos

If you've had a look at the Eurogamer video channel before (or read my Necropolis review, for that matter), you'll know I'm a big fan of roguelikes. There's something about the sense of challenge, the feeling of going it alone against insurmountable odds, that I really enjoy. Show More Summary

This Inception-like timelapse of Hong Kong was inspired by a 2400 year old story from Ancient Greece

No sooner does one new timelapse impress the hell out of us than another one comes along to do it all over again. This time, it’s from the folks at Visual Suspect, with an amazing timelapse of Hong Kong called The Allegory of the Cave that’s going to seriously mess with your head. Like something plucked right [...]Show More Summary

23 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Greece

An expedition to the Fourni archipelago in Greece has found 23 new shipwrecks dating from around 1,000 BC to the 19th century AD.

The Greeks Are Us

I was born and raised in Greece but studied ancient, medieval, and modern Greek history in the United States. I earned a doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin and even did postdoctoral studies in the history of Greek science...Show More Summary

British MPs Propose Bill to Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

With the 200th anniversary this week of the July 11, 1816 purchase through an Act of Parliament of the Parthenon Marbles for the British Museum, members of parliament are introducing a bill that would repatriate the ancient artifact...

Ancient Theatre Of Larissa Opens To Public After 20 Centuries

One of the largest and well-preserved theatres of Greek antiquity opened to the public for the first time after 2,000 years last week in the city of Larissa in Thessaly, Greece. Dating back to the early third century BC, the ancientShow More Summary

Antiquities Dealer Arrested in Athens, Greece

Have you bought anything from this man? 'Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained' Ekathimerini 21.06.2016 Police in Patissia, near central Athens, on Tuesday detained a 46-year-old man alleged to have been planning to sell ancient artifacts in the area. Show More Summary

Ancient Shipwreck Off Greek Island Yields A Different Sort Of Treasure

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Divers exploring the famous Antikythera shipwreck, 200 feet beneath the water's surface in Greece, have turned up a heavy object they think might have been a powerful weapon in the first century B.C.

'O, Shrill-Voiced Insect': The Cicada Poems of Ancient Greece

A Magicicada septendecim, a periodical cicada. (Photo: Public Domain) This spring, after some 17 years beneath the ground, billions of cicadas announced their return with a cacophony of shrill chirps. Of course, we're not the first to take take note of the winged, red eyed bugs; ancient civilizations lived with them, too. Show More Summary

Can’t Sleep Through The Night? Maybe A Siesta Is The Answer

last monthNews : Huffington Post

There's a reason people across Spain, Greece, Italy, The Philippines, Nigeria and elsewhere have been enjoying enjoying siestas for centuries. And historians say ancient Islamic and Roman cultures started the daily afternoon nap trend...Show More Summary

Black and White Vintage Pictures of American Women Students Playing Field Hockey in the 1960s

The origins of field hockey can be traced to ancient Egypt, Persia, and Greece; but the game as we know it, was developed in the British Isles in the late 19th century. In 1901, field hockey was brought to the United States by an English woman, Constance M.K. Show More Summary

Huge Naval Bases Used by Ancient Athens Finally Uncovered

Archaeologists have uncovered huge naval bases that once enabled Athens to fight off the Persian Empire—and develop the world's first democracy. Among finds at the Port of Piraeus, Greece's biggest seaport, are ship-sheds that held hundreds of war galleys and together equaled 17 football fields in size, the Smithsonian...

Harrowing Photojournalism Inspires a Tragic Greek Sculpture

Politically charged sculpture 'The Dying Gaul' bridges Ancient Greece to today's riots in Belfast.

Decrypting this 2,100-year-old computer will give us an unprecedented look into ancient Greece

We are closer than ever to deciphering what has been called the world’s first computer. The device, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, has been puzzling scientists for more than a century ever since it was discovered in an ancient Greek...Show More Summary

Ancient Greek Device is a Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy

In 1901, parts of a mysterious device were recovered from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, an island between Crete and Greece. Called the Antikythera Mechanism, many scientists believed it to be an ancient analog computer, but had no ideas how to use it. Ancient...

Ahead of Rio, runners re-enact ancient games

NEMEA, Greece (AP) — Fifty-five days before the Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, athletes from around the world are taking part in a no-frills Olympics: No national teams. No medals. No shoes. Wearing only white tunics and running barefoot, athletes aged from 5 to 89 were competing Saturday in the Sixth Modern Nemean Games, […]

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