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Pictorial history of vending machines, from Ancient Greece to today

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I didn’t appreciate Japan’s ubiquitous vending machines until I was on a hike through the countryside outside of Tsumago on a sweltering July afternoon. The bamboo forests and rolling verdant hills were beautiful but what really satisfied me was a cold drink from a vending machine in the middle of nowhere. Show More Summary

Vocative self-address, from ancient Greece to Donald Trump

Earlier this week on Twitter, Donald Trump took credit for a surge in the Consumer Confidence Index, and with characteristic humility, concluded the tweet with "Thanks Donald!" The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS! Thanks Donald! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) […]

Mysterious Lost Ancient City Discovered In Greek Hillside

Despite being one of the most studied civilizations in the Western world, ancient Greece is still surrounded by mystery. Much of the recorded knowledge of the ancient Greeks was passed down to future generations, but many of the relics and customs of the Greeks are still shrouded...

Archaeologists Discover Unknown Ancient City In Greece

Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have begun exploring a previously unknown ancient city at a village called Vlochós, five hours north of Athens. The archaeological remains are scattered on and around the Strongilovoúni...Show More Summary

Final supermoon of 2016 rises in Greece

A bright full moon rose on Wednesday, December 14th behind Greece's most famous monument, the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis Hill, casting its majestic rays through the ancient columns in the third 'supermoon' phenomenon in 2016.Show More Summary

How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World

If you're lucky, you can live in a home where a hairy little household imp will help keep your kitchen clean, or a domestic god will grant you everlasting good fortune. So long as you keep them happy. From ancient Greece's goddess of the hearth, Hestia, to the hobs of Northern England, household spirits have been around for centuries. Show More Summary

Archaeologists examine unexplored Greek city

An international research team is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results - according to the archaeologists - may well change the view of an area that has been traditionally considered a backwater of the ancient world.

Found: A Lost City in Greece

You would think that every single bit of archaeological evidence for ancient life in Greece would have been uncovered by now. But there are still discoveries to be made. A team of archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden...Show More Summary

Previously unknown ancient city found in Greece

A team of archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg and University of Bournemouth has discovered the ruins of a previously unknown ancient city near the village of Vlochós, about 200 miles north of Athens. A smattering of ancient remains were known to be on Strongilovoúni hill on the plains of Western Thessaly, but they were [...]

Swedish Archaeologists Discover Unknown Ancient City in Greece

An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ancient world.

History of Art: Roman

Welcome back to our series on art history! From Ancient Greece we move on to a rather familiar culture in Ancient Rome! From pottery to sculpture to architecture, Roman art was heavily influenced by Greek, Etruscan, and Egyptian art....Show More Summary

All is Fair in Love and Sports?

From the Olympics in ancient Greece to modern extravaganzas like the FIFA World Cup, sport has been historically associated with the purest form of competition. Ingrained moral and ethical values drive the spirit of competition, which helps make sport a cultural phenomenon. Of course, there are those who take short cuts, and these ideals of […]

15 LGBT Love Stories From Ancient Greece and Rome

October is LGBT History Month. In celebration, here are love stories that have survived the ages.

The weird history of dog-headed men

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Men with the heads of dogs appear in stories going all the way back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Over at Mysterious Universe, Brent Swancer introduces us to this common character found in weird tales from around the world: Stories of purported dog-headed men go back well into history. Show More Summary

Police Break Up Ring Of Antiquities Smugglers In Greece

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Greek police have busted what they say is a criminal organisation that has been looting antiquities from ancient sites in the country for the past 10 years and smuggling them out to auction houses and private buyers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.”

Hey, Athletes: Don't Feel Guilty About Sex Before the Game

It's a line of thought that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome and has been handed down to the athletes of today: For peak performance, abstain from sex before the big event. Or maybe not. Italian researchers have done some digging, and they report in the journal Frontiers in...

A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures

A new book Plant: Exploring The Botanical World celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans Continue reading...

Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2

In ancient Greece, the gods would toy with the lives of mortals as it suited their fancy. None could oppose the will of these mighty gods... until the arrival of Godzilla! The post Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2 appeared first on CBR.com.

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