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The Biggest and Best Archaeological Discoveries of 2019

The Biggest and Best Archaeological Discoveries of 2019

2019 was another exciting year for archaeology. Modern technology and extensive excavations have revealed a slew of fascinating finds – from mummies with...
Tom Hanks receives honorary Greek citizenship

Tom Hanks receives honorary Greek citizenship

Tom Hanks can now add Greek citizenship to his list of accolades and awards.President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the...
‘Diana and Callisto’ (1712-1716) by Sebastiano Ricci. (Public Domain)

King Lycaon of Arcadia – The First Werewolf?

Lycaon was a king of Arcadia mentioned in Greek mythology. He is believed to have lived in the period before the Great Deluge,...
Stone lines the entrance to a grave called Tholos IV near the former Palace of Nestor, both discovered by the late UC Classics archaeologist Carl Blegen in 1939. (UC Classics)

Gold Lined Tombs Unearthed Beside Griffin Warrior

Archaeologists from America's University of Cincinnati’s classics department are readdressing what is known of early Greek history based on their once-in-a-lifetime discovery of...
The Anemoi and the Ingenious Invention of the Tower of the Winds

The Anemoi and the Ingenious Invention of the Tower of the Winds

In ancient Greek mythology, there were eight wind gods known as the Anemoi. Each deity was given a cardinal direction from which their...
Some of the bones found at the Chapel of Athanasios seem to be female. (Phaidon Hadjiantoniou)

Female Remains Found at Strictly Male-only Greek Monastery

An examination of some bones has surprised many experts in Greece.  They were found on Mount Athos, which is a male-only area, populated...
Close up of Minoan monkey art in Akrotiri, Greece. (ZDE / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Minoan Monkey Business: Fresco Links Greek Island With Asia

Experts studying ancient Minoan monkey paintings on a Greek island have made a discovery that provides new knowledge of the trade network of...
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Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis Sounds Off-On ‘The Greek Freak’ Ahead of Monday’s Match Up

Getty Images Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks The Dallas Mavericks are preparing to play the Milwaukee Bucks without their MVP candidate Luka...
Ruins of temple of Athena Pronaia at Delphi, Greece (dudlajzov / Adobe Stock)

The Greek God Apollo and His Mystical Powers

Apollo was a Greek god, and one of the Twelve Olympians. He was one of the most important gods in the Greek pantheon,...
Demeter mourning Persephone. (Shuishouyue / Public Domain)

Explainer: The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Chris Mackie / The Conversation The student of Greek mythology is often struck by the fact that some gods and goddesses...

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