The Ancient Romans were fiercely proud of the network of roads they built across their empire, all of which, as we know, led to Rome. Many of them, from Britain’s Fosse Way, to Greece’s Via Egnatia and Italy’s Appian Way, are now covered, or paralleled, by modern incarnations. Show More Summary
Travel through time and feed Om Nom's ancestors! Cut the Rope: Time Travel takes you through twelve ages of human—er, nomkind: Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age, the Disco Era,the Wild West, Asian Dynasty, the Industrial Age, the Future, and a Parallel Universe. Show More Summary
Scientists from the University of Texas at Arlington used planetarium software to recreate the night sky of ancient Greece, the better to peg the date when lyric poet Sappho penned one of her most famous verses. They describe their findings in a new paper in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. More »
Scientists from the University of Texas at Arlington used planetarium software to recreate the night sky of ancient Greece, the better to peg the date when lyric poet Sappho penned one of her most famous verses. They describe their findings in a new paper in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. Read more...
Cultural values have changed a lot since ancient Greece.
The sky is about to fall? C.P. Observerlikken warns dumbass collectors: Coin collectors in particular should comment to help protect the current exemption for ancient trade coins struck in Greece. Such coins—which include Athenian Tetradrachms,...Show More Summary
Elaine Reichek’s new solo show tells the tales of the rebel Minoan women.
(Phys.org)—The question of why space is three-dimensional (3D) and not some other number of dimensions has puzzled philosophers and scientists since ancient Greece. Space-time overall is four-dimensional, or (3 + 1)-dimensional, where time is the fourth dimension. Show More Summary
Farro salad takes a swing at Greece and wins with this delicious recipe, full of spring arugula, chickpeas, and a light vinaigrette to match. Spring is my favorite season for a number of reasons. Most notably, the vegetables that come...Show More Summary
Juliet's Balcony in Verona. (Photo: Spencer Wright/CC BY 2.0) Ah, the Bard! While Shakespeare is known for his iconic characters and poetic dialogue, he was also a master of establishing place. From Ancient Greece to fair Verona, heShow More Summary
The torch relay for the 2016 Summer Games began Thursday with a ceremonial lighting of the flame in Greece. With officials gathered at the ruins of Ancient Olympia, the president of the International Olympic Committee predicted that Rio de Janeiro "will provide a spectacular stage" for the 17-day...
The Olympic flame has been kindled at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey leading to the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, reports the AP. IOC and Rio organizing committee leaders attended Thursday's flame-lighting at Ancient Olympia, where antiquity's...
The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
Archaeologists have discovered two mass graves near the Greek capital containing the skeletons of 80 men who may have been followers of ancient would-be tyrant Cylon of Athens. PLAY VIDEO What Did Ancient Wine Taste Like? France is famous for its wine, and for good reason... Show More Summary
Shackled skeletons found in Athens are purportedly from the coup of Cylon in 632 BC. So why are other media outlets reporting the grave's date at 675-650 BC?
On Thursday 21 April, all eyes will be on Olympia in Greece, site of the ancient Games, when an imaginative ceremony will see the Olympic torch lit in front of the Temple of the Goddess Hera – beginning the long-awaited Greek section...Show More Summary
On March 23, I wrote the popular article titled “The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism and Its Repercussions for Society.” Due to the article’s reception, it is apparent that my concerns about the rise of anti-intellectualism are shared not only by other Americans but by people around the world. Show More Summary
Five lead tablets that "cursed" tavern keepers in Ancient Greece have been discovered in a young women's Athens grave
A new bioarchaeology project is cataloguing and analyzing 1,500 burials from ancient Phaleron, Greece, to understand the rise of the city-state of Athens.
While “writing it down” might seem like common sense, it wasn’t always the case. From the times of Ancient Greece, Plato tells a story of a worried Egyptian King, who, upon witnessing the invention of writing, remarks, “If men learnShow More Summary