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 […]
Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Harry Mount Bloomsbury (2015) h/b 264pp £18.99 (ISBN 9781472904678) Despite the pretentious title, this book is both modest and entertaining, if a little self—indulgent. Mount is a journalist, writer (Amo, Amas, Amat and All That) and classical scholar in the British tradition—Westminster and Oxford—and the book records…
National Geographic Report: Greece Seeing Increase in Illegal Antiquities Sales and Looting of Ancient Sites:Recently police in Greece have noted a spike in a surprising kind of crime: People with no prior criminal record are looting Greek antiquities. Show More Summary
Over the entrance to a small paelstra –– a wrestling school — in ancient Greece was emblazoned this short phrase: Strip or Retire. During this period, men competed in sports and exercised in the nude. Thus the inscription served as a challenge to each man entering the gymnasium: come in, participate, and struggle — or […]
Nick Romeo reports for National Geographic that the economic downturn in Greece may be leading to a spike in looting of ancient sites. Apparently there has been an increase in the applications for permits to use metal detectors: As the Greek economic crisis has intensified over the past five years, police detectives with the Greek […]
We’ve heard report after report about ISIS looting and destroying ancient archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. But across the Mediterranean, the looting of antiquities is also posing a problem in economically-strained Greece. Read more...
Google has picked "Alphabet" as the name for its new parent company: "‘Alphabet,’ From Ancient Greece to Google", by Ben Zimmer, in Word on the Street, Wall Street Journal (8/13/15) I think it's a brilliant choice, and our colleague Ben has done a good job of explaining why. [h.t. June Teufel Dreyer]
The roving Subway Surfers team has landed in another iconic location in their latest update. In the latest version of the game the team has landed in Greece, with new mythical surfer friend, Nikos. Beautiful monuments and ancient cliffs serve as a backdrop to the tracks as you zip along on a new Thunderbolt board. […]
Archaeologist Andrew Reinhard has dug through humanity’s past among ancient ruins in Greece. These days, though, he digs a little closer to home. Read more...
By betting on “Alphabet” as the name for its new parent company, Google is relying on a word that has only existed in English for about five centuries, writes Ben Zimmer.
The torch will be lit in the Greek city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games, on 21 April 2016 before being handed over to Rio 2016 organisers on 27 April after a tour around Greece. On 3 May, the Olympic Torch Relay...Show More Summary
A year after being hailed as one of Greece’s greatest archaeological finds and a possible resting place of Alexander the Great, the largest tomb ever discovered in the country lies almost forgotten in the blazing summer sun. The buzz of cicadas and wasps gives no hint that Amphipolis, some 60...
Why I went: We wanted to explore some of the ancient sites of Greece and to visit a Greek island. Don’t miss: Visiting the ancient sites with a guide and exploring the alley streets of the Plaka in Athens. The island of Hydra is quaint...Show More Summary