A couple of new papers appeared this week. First, an article in Nature on natural selection in ancient Europe includes a sample of Anatolian Neolithic farmers and concludes that the European Neolithic farmers were descended from them with a bit of extra European hunter-gatherer admixture. Show More Summary
A few months ago during a weekend getaway to Nafplio- Greece, I decided to climb the 999 steps leading to the ancient castle of Palamidi. It was drizzling and I couldn't convince anyone in the group to join in the hike. I was dropped off at the bottom, cellphone-less but with my iPod. Show More Summary
What if every person has the makings of a Super Hero? In ancient Greece the gods, were the first Super Heroes. There were 12 reigning on Mt Olympus and under the loose command of Zeus or Jupiter as he was called in Roman times. The 12...Show More Summary
Explorers working off the coast of Greece found more than 20 ancient shipwrecks in September, an astonishing discovery that sheds new light on the role of the area in ancient times. The expedition in the Aegean Sea was spearheaded by the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities (EUA) and the U.S.-based non-profit RPM Nautical Foundation. Show More Summary
Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, t he Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years. Now, a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and local jobs in the process. Show More Summary
Stockholm-based magazine Boy enlists models Oscar Spendrup and Alexander Bullock for a new fashion editorial. Tackling a modern approach to an ancient Greece inspired story, the boys are styled by Kari Hirvonen. When not wearing underwear and draped in furs, Oscar and Alexander go nude in fashion-forward accessories. Show More Summary
Teams from Greece and the US have made one of the biggest archaeological finds of the year, Discovery reports. While exploring Greece's Fourni archipelago, the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and RPM Nautical Foundation stumbled across what Smithsonian describes as an "artifact jackpot" and what Discovery says could be "the...
Archaeologists digging near the ancient city of Pylos in the Peloponnese region of southwestern Greece have unearthed a richly laden tomb dating to around 1,500 B.C. Led by University of Cincinnati archaeologists Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker, the international team was excavating a previously unexplored field next to the Palace of Nestor. They chose to [...]
An American husband-and-wife team working in Greece has uncovered the 3,500-year-old remains of a prominent ancient warrior who was buried alongside an assortment of riches. It’s being called the most important discovery made in continental Greece in over 65 years. Read more...
A warrior’s grave uncovered in Greece is giving archaeologists an exclusive look into the past.
Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove in the undisturbed grave of a warrior who died some 3,500 years ago in Greece. Found in the ancient city of Pylos in May, the 5-foot-deep grave contained a bronze sword with an ivory hilt; a gold-hilted dagger; four gold rings; a gold...
US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500 years along with a huge hoard of treasure, the Greek culture ministry announced Monday. The treasure is "the most important to have been discovered in 65 years" in continental Greece, the ministry said. Show More Summary
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I recently returned from visiting Turkey, Greece, and Croatia. As always, I collected stories along the way as I visited ancient Greek and Roman ruins, Byzantine palaces, historic mosques,. Some of the strangest are as follows. Daksa Island, in the Adriadic, lies within swimming distance of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Show More Summary
One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappeared a century later. What the hell happened to ancient Greece? Read more...
A 70-year-old man was to face a prosecutor in Rodopi, northern Greece, on Wednesday after a police raid on his home and farm turned up a wealth of ancient artifacts along with a significant quantity of morphine and several guns. Officers...Show More Summary
An interview with classical archaeologist Dimitri Nakassis, whose work on the language, architecture, and artifacts of Mycenaean Greece has earned him a 2015 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
Greece, with its picturesque scenery and long, fabled history has become a magnet for tourists looking for a peek into the wonders of the past. Particularly in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace...
This web of lights is one of the most ancient cities in the world, seen from 249 miles above the Earth. Athens, Greece, is the ancient home of Plato and Aristotle, but in this photo taken from the International Space Station, it’s a sprawling modern metropolis. Read more...
A massive ancient tomb recently opened in northern Greece was likely a monument to Hephaestion, the close companion of Alexander the Great, experts working on the monument said Wednesday. "We surmise it was a funerary heroon (hero worship...Show More Summary