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Greek City of Elefsina Celebrates Ancient Past as Culture Capital of Europe

Greek City of Elefsina Celebrates Ancient Past as Culture Capital of Europe Dancers re-enact ancient dances at Elefsina. Credit: Facebook/2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture On Saturday, the ancient Greek city of Eleusis, or Elefsina kicked off festivities to mark its declaration as the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe. Elefsina, known in ancient Greece as Eleusis, has […]

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The Rod of Asclepius: The Symbol of Medicine from Ancient Greece

The Rod of Asclepius: The Symbol of Medicine from Ancient Greece A symbol of health and medicine around the world to this day. Public Domain/Greek Reporter Illustration The Rod of Asclepius remains a symbol of health and medicine around the world to this day. Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo, who developed such incredible […]

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Stadium of Ancient Nemea reopens in Southern Greek Region of Peloponnese

Stadium of Ancient Nemea reopens in Southern Greek Region of Peloponnese The Stadium of Ancient Nemea reopens today to visitors after a prolonged period of closure for security reasons, Deputy Development & Investments Minister Christos Dimas announced on Tuesday, greekcitytimes.com reports. The 4th century BC stadium had shut down over a lack of security issues. […]

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Ancient artifacts, products of illegal trafficking, return to Greece from Switzerland

Ancient artifacts, products of illegal trafficking, return to Greece from Switzerland Fifteen ancient objects dating from the prehistoric to the Roman period are being repatriated to Greece from Switzerland the Greek culture Ministry has announced. The ancient items are being repatriated by decision of a Geneva court in July last year following proceedings against an […]

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Chemical Analysis Reveals Ancient Egyptian Mummy-Making Mixtures

Chemical Analysis Reveals Ancient Egyptian Mummy-Making Mixtures Chemical Analysis Reveals Ancient Egyptian Mummy-Making Mixtures . Credit: Ермолаев / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 The ancient Egyptians employed embalming procedures to preserve carcasses, and researchers have recently uncovered previously unknown data about these practices. Analyses of chemical residue found within vessels from the only known […]

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15 Greek Antiquities Repatriated from Switzerland

15 Greek Antiquities Repatriated from Switzerland Several ancient Greek antiquities have been seized in Switzerland and will be returned to Greece. Credit: Ministry of Culture and Sport 15 Greek antiquities will be repatriated from Switzerland, the Geneva court has ruled. The ancient Greek items of historical significance were illegally in the possession of a well-known […]

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A Journey to the Ancient Greek Colonies of South Asia

A Journey to the Ancient Greek Colonies of South Asia Greek Buddhist Temple Nashik Image Credits: Wikipedia commons/ Kaho CC BY-SA 2.0 South Asia was once the eastern part of the Hellenistic world, a pivotal yet little explored part of the Greek empire and cultural sphere. The Indian subcontinent is where the Orient meets the […]

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How to Make an Unruly Child Behave: The Ancient Greek Way

How to Make an Unruly Child Behave: The Ancient Greek Way Aphrodite uses a sandal to threaten her son Eros. Credit: National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MArTA) Threatening an unruly child with the back of her sandals is a tradition persisting today in cultures across the globe. It is depicted on ancient Greek vases such […]

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5,000-Year-Old Tavern Discovered in Ancient City of Lagash in Iraq

5,000-Year-Old Tavern Discovered in Ancient City of Lagash in Iraq A nearly 5,000-year-old tavern was excavated at the site of ancient Lagash in Iraq. Credit: Lagash Archaeological Project / University of Pennsylvania A tavern dating back to roughly 2,700 BC has been discovered at the excavation site of ancient Lagash in southern Iraq. Lagash was […]

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National Archaeological Museum will host 125,000 ancient treasures in Athens

National Archaeological Museum will host 125,000 ancient treasures in Athens The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million, greekcitytimes.com reports. According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise the old museum building and a new building and […]

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Ancient Chinese Writings Describe the Lighthouse of Alexandria

Ancient Chinese Writings Describe the Lighthouse of Alexandria Ancient Chinese Writings Describe the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Credit: Philip Galle / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons Contact between the Mediterranean and China was practically non-existent in the ancient and medieval periods; however, in the 13th century, a Chinese official described the city of Alexandria in his […]

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Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food

Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food Students at the University of Toronto recreated ancient Greek and Roman food. Credit: University of Toronto / Sean McNeely Students at the University of Toronto in Canada recently had the chance to dine on ancient Greek and Roman food during an “Ancient Food Day” hosted by […]

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Greece Reopens Stadium of Ancient Nemea

Greece Reopens Stadium of Ancient Nemea The Nemea Stadium played a big part in the ancient Olympics. Credit: Michael F. Mehnert, CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia The 4th century BC stadium of Ancient Nemea in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece, reopened on Wednesday to visitors after years of neglect. The stadium had shut down over […]

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The Longest Greek Word is Actually an Ancient Recipe

The Longest Greek Word is Actually an Ancient Recipe The longest greek word is made by 172 letters, and have been featured in “The Guinness Book of World Records” in 1990. Credit: Giorgio Pintzas Monzani / GreekReporter When one hears about “the longest word,” whatever language it is, absurd adjectives or ancient names of forgotten […]

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Ancient Nemea stadium to reopen

Ancient Nemea stadium to reopen The stadium of Ancient Nemea will reopen on Wednesday to visitors, local MP and Alternate Development and Investments Minister Christos Dimas said on Tuesday. The 4th-century BC stadium in Corinthia had shut down over a lack of security. Efforts to reopen it involved the Society for the Revival of Nemean […]

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The First African-American Poet and Her Love of Ancient Greece

The First African-American Poet and Her Love of Ancient Greece Phillis Wheatley in the Boston Women’s Memorial. Credit: ckilger, CC-BY-NA-2.0 / Flickr In 1761, Phillis Wheatley, a young West African girl, was captured and brought to America on a slave ship. There Susanna Wheatley, wife of prominent Boston businessman John Wheatley, bought her at an […]

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The Greek Origin of Troy

The Greek Origin of Troy Ruins of the ancient city of Troy. Credit: /Wikimedia Commons/ The Trojan War is one of the most famous events in Greek mythology. It was a mighty, ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. But what many people do not know is that Troy itself is actually Greek – […]

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UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature

UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature Ancient Greek tragedies like Oedipus Rex have been singled out by British university professors for “trigger warnings” in case they upset or offend students. Credit: Henry Fuseli / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons Universities in the United Kingdom have reportedly placed “trigger warnings” on ancient […]

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Petros Klampanis | Athens | January 28

Petros Klampanis | Athens | January 28 After two successful shows at the Little Theater of Ancient Epidaurus last summer, award-winning Greek musician Petros Klampanis is bringing his new work to the capital’s Parnassos Literary Society (Karytsi Square, tel 210.322.1917). Hailed as one of his most interesting albums to date, “Tora Collective” builds on the […]

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Philopoemen: ‘The Last Great General of Ancient Greece’

Philopoemen: ‘The Last Great General of Ancient Greece’ Philopoemen of Megalopolis was the most skilled general in service to the Achaean League. Having defeated the Spartans, he was named by one Roman as “the last of the Greeks,” Credit: Louvre Museum / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons Alexander the Great, Philip of Macedon, Themistocles, Leonidas, […]

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Mystery Over Ancient Hand Imprint Discovered in Israel

Mystery Over Ancient Hand Imprint Discovered in Israel The hand imprint at the wall of an ancient moat outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Credit: Facebook/Israeli Antiquities Authority Mystery surrounds the recent discovery of an ancient hand imprint carved into a stone wall in Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday that they are trying to uncover the […]

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British Museum Bans the Word ‘Mummy’ for Ancient Remains

British Museum Bans the Word ‘Mummy’ for Ancient Remains British Museum Bans the Word ‘Mummy’ for Ancient Remains Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities It may appear impossible to hurt the feelings of a 3,000-year-old corpse, but, in the interest of respect, The British Museum—along with other museums—has recently banned the term “mummy” to […]

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CT Scan Reveals Secrets of Ancient Egyptian “Golden Boy” Mummy

CT Scan Reveals Secrets of Ancient Egyptian “Golden Boy” Mummy Researchers have analyzed the remains of the “Golden Boy” mummy with new CT scan techniques to uncover its secrets. Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities / Twitter CT scans have been used to unwrap the secrets of the mummified 2,300-year-old remains of an ancient Egyptian […]

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16-Meter-Long “Book of the Dead” Ancient Papyrus Found in Egyptian Sarcophagus

16-Meter-Long “Book of the Dead” Ancient Papyrus Found in Egyptian Sarcophagus 16-Meter-Long “Book of the Dead” Ancient Papyrus Found in Egyptian Sarcophagus. Credit: Public Domain A 16-meter-long (52.5 ft) papyrus was discovered in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus by a team of archaeologists. It is the first complete papyrus text to be found in over a […]

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Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Ancient Antiquities of Thessaloniki

Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Ancient Antiquities of Thessaloniki A 3-D model of the new museum approved by the Greek ministry of Culture to be located at the Fountain metro station. Credit: Ministry of Culture A museum that will host part of ancient antiquities discovered during the excavations of the Thessaloniki metro will be […]

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Experience the spirit of the Tour de France at ancient Olympia

Experience the spirit of the Tour de France at ancient Olympia Have you ever dreamed of participating in the Tour de France? On April 1, 2023, amateur riders from Greece and around the globe will gather at Ancient Olympia to take part in the inaugural edition of “L’Étape Greece,” the latest in the international series […]

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How to Train Like an Ancient Greek Athlete

How to Train Like an Ancient Greek Athlete Like their modern counterparts, ancient Greek athletes used a variety of methods to train for events. Credit: After Myron / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 Even to this day, the legacy of ancient Greek athletes survives. Modern gym-goers will often comment that their goal is to get […]

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Child Buried With 142 Dogs in Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

Child Buried With 142 Dogs in Ancient Egyptian Necropolis Child Buried With 142 Dogs in Ancient Egyptian Necropolis. Credit: Centre for Egyptological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Egypt’s sands have revealed many treasures over the ages, but, more recently, archaeologists digging in a necropolis close to Cairo discovered something that has them scratching […]

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Would You Ever Cook and Eat Ancient Sparta’s Black Broth?

Would You Ever Cook and Eat Ancient Sparta’s Black Broth? Spartan warriors. Screenshot from “300” movie/Youtube In ancient Greece, Sparta was famous for two things: The bravery of its warriors in battle and its atrocious food, says chef Max Miller who prepared the infamous black broth or melas zomos. During the communal daily meal, bread, […]

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Family Ties: Ancient Greeks Encouraged First Cousins to Marry

Family Ties: Ancient Greeks Encouraged First Cousins to Marry January 18, 2023 The well-known Minoan goddess figure, artistically adapted, is depicted holding DNA chains instead of snakes. The population is born from her “ancient” body. The orange and red genealogy refers to the research finding of inbreeding between first cousins. Photo: © Eva Skourtanioti. ATHENS […]

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