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
Los Angeles' Getty Villa is a contemporary ode to the architecture and artwork of Ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria, modeled with striking allegiance to the original villas dating back to 650 B.C. So the villa's outdoor theater is a fitting...Show More Summary
It appears the Troika are trying to tackle an almost ancient ritual of tax avoidance in Greece. When the country was occupied by the Ottomans, tax avoidance was seen as a form of patriotism. Today, some politicians see it as a "national sport".
Three millennia ago in ancient Greece, a plant called autumn crocus was used to treat gout. A pill form of the active ingredient, colchicine, has been used to treat the illness in the United States since the 19th century. But six years ago, a clinical trial showed the drug's safety and efficacy and URL Pharma was granted […]
Some parts go missing after death. Here are some of them, from the new book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids. ST. NICHOLAS’S BONES The real Saint Nick (who lived in ancient Greece and had a penchant for secretly giving gifts) was buried in the town of Myra, now a part of Turkey. Show More Summary
Bras have come a long way since ancient Greece. From the androgynous styles of the 1920s to the fake nipples (umm...) of the '70s, this video from Glamour takes you on a trip through bra history — and beyond, to when we all become bra-wearing...Show More Summary
In ancient Greece, a small Athenian army tries to sleep the night before a battle against Prince Xerxes and his massive Persian hordes. They are unable to sleep, so one soldier begins to tell a story—a story of courage, of battle, and the price of freedom. Read more...
It started in ancient Greece. Developing different medical theories, Hippocrates searched and identified four basic personalities that affect human personality traits and behaviors. These are commonly referred to as the Four Temperaments. Show More Summary
The coin according to GcRap; The high-denomination octadrachm -- or eight-drachma -- coin was struck by a little-known Thracian ruler named Mosses around 480 B.C., the time of the second failed Persian invasion of Greece.Thessaloniki...Show More Summary
The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on August 25 that since 2009, archaeologists at a Mycenaean palace on Aghios Vassilios Hill on Greece's Sparta plain have unearthed numerous artifacts.
A site filled with cultic objects and clay tablets written in a forgotten script may be the long-lost palace of Mycenaean Sparta, one of the most famous civilizations of ancient Greece.The 10-room complex, called Ayios Vassileios, was...Show More Summary
It was a full moon night, with a light breeze to ward off the August heat at a stadium in the seaside town of Marathon, Greece, where in ancient times the soldier Pheidippides set off to Athens to deliver news of a military victory against...Show More Summary
A submerged ancient city, found in Greece by an international team of archeologists, dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C.
Could a pregnant woman's love of dogs have caused her early death in ancient Greece? These archaeologist think they have evidence that it did.
Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry said Tuesday. The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around ten rooms and was discovered near Sparta in...
A recent episode of the web series Now You See It provides an explanation for the cinematic technique of breaking the fourth wall as well as a look at its history, which goes all the way back to ancient Greece. The episode also gives examples of when the technique has been used well and when it […]