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Two Thousand Stolem Coins Returned to Greece

"A total of 2,607 ancient coins seized on September 9, 2011, in the luggage of a Greek citizen travelling by car to Munich have been repatriated from Germany, according to a Greek Culture Ministry announcement. Members of an antiquities smuggling criminal organization dismantled in March 2012 were involved in the case. Show More Summary

?9 Gods The Ancient Romans Didn't Just Steal From The Greeks

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We know that the ancient Greeks had a massively entertaining sets of gods and goddesses. So it's no wonder that when Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones. Read more...

Grecian tomb formula

Mystery of Greece’s Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries A vast tomb built in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece contains the ancient remains of five people, archaeologists announced on Monday, deepening the mystery as to who it was dedicated to. Archaeologists unearthed bones from at least five people, including a woman aged [...]

In Mystery Greek Tomb, Bones From 5 Corpses

A giant tomb found in Greece's Macedonia region over the summer contains more than simply sphinxes and a mosaic. Researchers say bones found at the ancient Amphipolis site are from at least five people—including a newborn and a 60-year-old woman, the country's Culture Ministry said in a statement today....

Skeletons from mysterious ancient Greek tomb to be identified next month

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Bones from at least five people, including a baby and an elderly woman, were identified in a massive tomb in Greece dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, the culture ministry said Monday. “A minimum number of five people have been identified from bone remains, four of whom were...

Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?

In ancient Greece the rules of beauty were all important. Things were good for men who were buff and glossy. And for women, fuller-figured redheads were in favour - but they had to contend with an ominous undercurrent, historian Bettany Hughes explains. Show More Summary

"A full-lipped, cheek-chiselled man in Ancient Greece knew... that his beauty was a blessing... and that his perfect exterior hid an inner perfection."

"For the Greeks a beautiful body was considered direct evidence of a beautiful mind. They even had a word for it - kaloskagathos - which meant being gorgeous to look at, and hence being a good person."

Pointe-à-Callière presents the largest exhibition on ancient Greece ever produced in North America

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is presenting the world premiere of the original exhibition The Greeks ? Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. The exhibition spans over 5,000 years of Greek history and culture...Show More Summary

That's Rather Hideous: This 'Neo-Classical' House in California is Just Really Bad

If a high-schooler learning about ancient Greece combined forces with a high-schooler learning about the Napoleonic wars, and they set their minds to building a show house, the result might look something like this perplexing four-bedroom abode in Chula...

Hanukkah the Essence of True Beauty

last monthReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

European Senior Chess Championship 2015

The 15th European Senior Chess Championship for Men and Women will be held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April to 8th May, 2015.The tournament venue is the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, near the ancient city...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/05/14

How to read (or over-read) an ancient monument | Monuments of Roman Greece http://t.co/5kgoWCbch2 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 5, 2014 #classcon How to Be Intoxicated – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/7R4eDmqrFq...Show More Summary

Greece's fight for Elgin Marbles gets backing from rival Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Turkey on Saturday announced its support for Greece's fight to get back from Britain the famous Elgin Marbles -- ancient Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century. The dispute...Show More Summary

Greece Condemns British Museum For Lending Out Elgin Marbles

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Athens has long demanded the return of the ancient sculptures it says were looted in the early 1800s from the Parthenon and other famous structures.

Archaeologists find ancient coins in enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there. The enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece dates back to the fourth century BC and contains near-intact sculptures and intricate mosaics. Show More Summary

Ancient coins which may feautre Alexander the Great found in Greece’s mystery tomb

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there. The enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece dates back to the fourth century BC and contains...

'Underwater Pompeii' Discovered Off Greece

It was believed that underwater ruins off the Greek island of Delos were simply ancient docks—but now experts are telling a much more exciting story. They've found what's left of several buildings, including a pottery workshop, at the site just six feet below the surface.The ruins likely date...

Paintings discovered at the highly-decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece's biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the Greek culture ministry said Saturday. "After cleaning the columns, images of people, objects...Show More Summary

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

3 months agoNews : 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...

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