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June 20, 2018

"The antiquities were 'made in and belong to Greece'" - Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Parthenon marbles—once (and still) known (by some) as the Elgin marbles, have been part of the collections of the British Museum since the mid-19th century. Britain’s Lord Elgi...

July 9, 2017

The ruins of ancient Greece and Rome have inspired artists in a wide variety of media for centuries. This influence shows up in literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture among others. An Argentinian artist has taken a unique approach with an installation at the...

June 9, 2017

For several hundred years the extensive ruins of the Greek and Roman civilizations have awed and inspired tourists, writers, and artists. The beautifully carved statues and remains of intricately constructed columned building of white marble even became the model for t...

October 23, 2016

National Coming Oud Day represents long-standing efforts to openly celebrate the sexual orientation and gender identity of those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. As much as LGBT rights has been extensively in the news, and in the courts, in r...

September 25, 2016

This Roman-era shipwreck was discovered by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900. Since then, numerous expeditions have resulted in fascinating discoveries—with the world's oldest computer, the Antikythera mechanism, being perhaps the most famous. Recently...

August 29, 2016

Our modern day view of ancient Greece is somewhat colored (as it were) by the lack of color. But the austerity of the all-white marble buildings and statues that adorn many archaeological sites and ruins is not what the ancient Greeks saw. A researcher has been working...

August 14, 2016

Located in Arcadia, Greece, Mount Lykaion was considered in antiquity to be sacred to Zeus, and the summit eventually contained an altar, temple, a hippodrome, stadium and other buildings. The altar itself contains a large mound of ashes within its retaining wall, incl...

August 12, 2016

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the US swimmer Michael Phelps recently broke a 2,000-year-old Olympic record for winning the most individual gold medals (not counting medals won as part of a relay team). The record used to belong to Leonidas of Rhodes,...

July 3, 2016

Depictions of dolphins in ancient mosaics, on frescoes, on ceramic vessels differed drastically from one civilization to another, reflecting the different positions held by these magnificent creatures in those respective societies, their cultures, and their myths.



July 3, 2016

Archaeologists re-exploring the shipwreck Antikythera—where years ago the famous Antikythera mechanism was found—recently found a lead object, initially thought to be a ceramic vessel, that may have been used in maritime battles. Referring to information provided by th...

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