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Bones in Ancient Tomb May Solve Greece Mystery

Archaeologists in Greece have made their biggest find yet inside an ancient tomb that goes back to the days of Alexander the Great: bones. The discovery at the site near what was once Amphipolis could finally answer the question of who was buried there in the 4th century BC, reports...

Skeletal remains found at hero’s burial complex from Alexander the Great’s era

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Archaeologists have found skeletal remains inside a limestone grave at a vast ancient tomb in Greece dating to Alexander the Great’s era, the most significant discovery to date at the site. The Amphipolis site is believed to be the largest ancient tomb to have been discovered in Greece, and...

Archaeologists discover skeleton hidden in famed Amphipolis tomb

Archaeologists have long speculated about who might be buried in the Amphipolis tomb. The ancient burial site, found in Greece's Serres region, dates to 325-300 B.C.E., and scientists believe it was built after the death of Alexander the Great. Show More Summary

Made in China – Amazing Inventions of Ordinary Chinese People

Each Country Has ITS great Inventors – Archimedes in ancient Greece, Alexander Popov in Russia, Thomas Edison in the United States … There is not really Still ITS Inventors Recognized in China, and Today we Will Talk About Them specifically. Certainly Their Invention CAN Compared with not BE, Say, A Radio or telephone, But, nevertheless, […]

An Abridged History of Funambulists

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Funambulism is a Greek word meaning tightrope walker. Rope walkers in ancient Greece and Rome couldn’t get into the Olympics, but their skills instead entered the show business arena. Over the centuries, competition among these acrobats...Show More Summary

6 Retro Features Modern Video Games Need

By Luke McKinney Published: November 06th, 2014 The march of progress has trampled some flowers of fine living into the dirt of history. After the Stone Age, we forgot how to not need pants. After Ancient Greece, we forgot how to worship drink as divine. After we invented the Internet, we forgot h

Archaeologists discover 'secret vault' in Alexander the Great-era tomb

The ancient burial site in Amphipolis has yielded a number of intriguing finds, and now a secret vault has been added to the mix. The Amphipolis tomb, in Greece's Serres region, dates to 325-300 B.C.E. and was likely built after Alexander the Great's death. Show More Summary

San Francisco's Perennial Is Beyond Farm to Fork: A Marriage of All Things Sustainable

The history of restaurants reaches back thousands of years to the thermopolia of ancient Greece, where customers cozied up to an L-shaped bar, not unlike what you might see around the world today. Yet each individual restaurant serves...Show More Summary

Wine cup may be earliest Greek portrayal of constellations

A 2,600-year-old two-handled wine cup currently on display at the Lamia Archaeological Museum in Greece has long been thought to depict a random assortment of animals. But the piece of ancient pottery, called a skyphos, may actuallyShow More Summary

Congressman Links Gay Soldier Massages to Terrorism

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was an in-studio guest on the Point Of View radio program yesterday, where he went off on a bizarre tangent about Ancient Greece in trying to make the case that allowing gays to serve in the military "is not a good idea." Gohmert said, "I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Show More Summary

Master builders from the VirtuaLUG online LEGO User Group...

Master builders from the VirtuaLUG online LEGO User Group (previously featured here) teamed again to create another awesome collaborative build. This time they’ve turned their attention from Ancient Greece to 1980s American cinema with...Show More Summary

Sphinx's Missing Head Found Within Tomb

In August, archaeologists in Greece announced they were about ready to enter what they say is the biggest ancient tomb ever unearthed in the country—which would mean passing by the two headless carved sphinxes that flank its entrance. Now those archaeologists say one of the missing sphinx heads has...

George Clooney's New Wife Is Helping Greece Rescue Ancient Sculptures From Britain's Clutches

A team of London lawyers, including George Clooney's new wife Amal Clooney, are in Athens to submit proposals to help Greece's campaign to reclaim 5th-century BC Parthenon sculptures that are now in Britain. Produced by Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Greece wasn't built in a day, either--Legopolis took 10 months

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Builder Lasse Vestergård was inspired by his holiday in Athens and built this awesome Ancient Greek themed diorama. Dubbed Legopolis, it measures 7.5 x 9 feet and is full of some really intricate details including a theater, some slaves and even an animal sacrifice! Read more...

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic

A circular area near the middle of the mosaic is missing but archaeologists hope to rebuild it Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The mosaic - 3m...Show More Summary

George Clooney's Wife Demands Britain Returns Ancient Sculptures to Athens

The Human rights lawyer perhaps best known for her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney is heading to Athens to advise the Greek government on the controversial 'Elgin Marbles'. Mrs Clooney will meet Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Culture Minister Konstantinos Tasouslas alongside her boss George Robertson. Show More Summary

Breaking Digital Firewalls: Walid Al-Saqaf's Circumvention Ph.D.

Censorship is an ancient practice dating back at least to ancient Greece as illustrated in the case of Socrates and remains active to this very day. Free speech and censorship are two opposite concepts with the former calling for the...Show More Summary

Coiney Giedroy?: Don't Return Stolen Cultural Property to the Islamic State!

In one of the latest impotent coin-rage rants to emerge from the US coin collecting community, Richard Giedroy? ('Greece flaunts repatriated ancient coins', World Coin News October 06, 2014) urges the US not to return stolen cultural...Show More Summary

Popular Artefact found in September 2014

2 months agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Green serpentine stone mask found at the base of Pyramid of the Sun Old money recovered from the Titanic Oldest surviving coin. 2700 years old. From Efesos, Greece. Etruscan, about 500-480 BC Made in ancient Etruria, in modern Italy A pair Byzantine men’s shoes, 6th century Silver-gilt cup in the form of a partridge, by […]

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