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Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.

In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

To the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new -- many in the area have lived off antiquity smuggling for decades. But a massive tomb unearthed near the town dating back to the era of Alexander the Great has locals and visitors abuzz like never before. Show More Summary

Manhattan DA's Office Returns Ancient Coins Dating as Far Back as 515 B.C. to Greece

Video of the Manhattan DA's Office returning to Greece five Ancient Greek coins minted in ancient Thrace/Dikaia, Opuntian Locris, Euboea and two from Thebes. Posted on You Tube by TheManhattanDA, on 5 Aug 2014 It is interesting to note that according to Cyrus Vance, "three" coins were declared fakes, not the two of earlier reports. Show More Summary

Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

For the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre commissioned artists and designers to create pieces on seven themes of love from Ancient Greece. Agape, Storge, Pragma, Philia, Philautia, Eros & Ludos are all represented in varying love-like forms. Myerscough

Ancient Macedon Tomb Discovered in Modern Greece

The Greek Prime Minister has hailed the discovery of a large ancient tomb with possible connections to famed leader Alexander the Great as “clearly extremely significant”, as reported by the Daily Telegraph. The tomb, which dates from...Show More Summary

Entrance to “extremely important” Amphipolis tomb found

Excitement is mounting in Greece over the excavation of a vast tomb atop Kasta hill in the ancient Central Macedonian city of Amphipolis. The Kasta Tumulus was first excavated in 2012, revealing a circular tomb almost 10 feet high (eroded from an estimated original height of 80 feet), 525 feet in diameter and 1,640 feet [...]

Greeks Unearth Biggest Ancient Tomb

Archeologists in Greece are nearly ready to enter what they say is the biggest ancient tomb ever unearthed in the country. The tomb at the ancient site of Amphipolis in the Macedonia region, around 65 miles north of Thessaloniki, dates from around 300BC—the time of Alexander the Great, though...

Archaeologists uncover 'extremely important' ancient tomb in Greece

Archaeologists in northern Greece have unearthed an ancient burial site that likely dates back to 325-300 B.C., built after the death of Alexander the Great. The heavily guarded tomb should be opened with the next two weeks, The Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday.

'Significant finding' unearthed in Greece

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country's northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday. It marks a significant...Show More Summary

Collector or dealer?

I have been contacted about the status of Dr Arnold-Peter Weiss who is associated with coins that will be returning to Greece.The ANS describes him as follows:A collector of ancient coins, Dr. Weiss is one of the founding Partners of...Show More Summary

Coins returning to Greece from Rhode Island collector

Coins that had passed through the hands of a North American private collector have been returned to Greece ("U.S. returning ancient Greek coins after Manhattan DA prosecutes prominent collector", New York Daily News August 4, 2014). It is reported:The coins were part of a case against noted Rhode Island hand surgeon and coin aficionado Dr. Show More Summary

U.S. returning ancient Greek coins after Manhattan DA prosecutes prominent collector

Some ancient coins are being returned to Greece after the New York prosecution of a prominent collector from Rhode Island.

The Demand and Supply of Sex

Alternet: The idea that men are naturally more interested in sex than women is [so] ubiquitous that it’s difficult to imagine that people ever believed differently. And yet for most of Western history, from ancient Greece to beginning of the nineteenth century, women were assumed to be the sex-crazed porn fiends of their day. In […]

Also Seen: Medea is as relevant today as it was in Ancient Greece

At a site called The Conversation, in medias res: [...] Indeed, Medea’s situation bears a chilling resemblance to current research on maternal filicide. She’s been abandoned by her husband in a foreign land where she has no support network. Isolation, low social status, and stress have been cited as crucial factors in maternal infanticide both […]

Brain or Brawn? New Hercules Film is Bringing Back the Muscle

The return of the strong man from ancient Greece. Forget the moral struggles of Renaissance man, this is pure sword-and-sandals stuff. The post Brain or Brawn? New Hercules Film is Bringing Back the Muscle appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Many Butts of Hercules, Ranked

Here is a short (but fairly complete) list of things that I am into: magic, heroes, quests, monsters, Ancient Greece, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, thighs, chins, muscles, loincloths, and butts. So IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT about Hercules, the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle opening this Friday! Read more...

In Our Time: Comedy in Ancient Greek Theatre

Learn the derivation of the word comedy, and find out how comedy developed in ancient Greece.

Towers on Euboea

The most recent Hesperia has an interesting article on the ancient towers of the Paximadi Peninsula on Euboia. This is one of the best know groups of towers in Greece despite their poor state of preservation. Becky Seifried and Bill Parkinson begin their work with the catalogue of 25 towers prepared by Donald Keller in […]

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