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CATEGORY: Ancient Greece
Eight Unusual Good Luck Charms
February 8, 2018

Symbols, amulets and other talismans from around the globe. Read More

Greeks May Have Influenced China’s Terra Cotta Army
October 17, 2016

Archaeologists working on the famed Terra Cotta Army in China now believe their lifelike appearance could have been modeled on ancient Greek sculptures. Read More

Was Skeleton Unearthed in Greece a Human Sacrifice to Zeus?
August 12, 2016

The discovery of a 3,100-year-old skeleton of a teenage boy at a mountaintop altar to the Greek god Zeus might confirm ancient legends of human sacrifice. Read More

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens
June 22, 2016

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of a formidable ancient Greek naval base, estimated to be some 2,500 years old, off the coast of Athens. Read More

Ancient Greeks May Have Used World’s First Computer to Predict the Future
June 10, 2016

Researchers have deciphered minute inscriptions on the 2,000-year-old Antikythera device that indicate it may have been used as more than an astronomical calculator. Read More

Archaeologists Unearth “Greek Pompeii” in Sicily
November 10, 2015

Much like at Pompeii, archaeologists uncovering the ancient Greek city of Selinunte have found a once-thriving metropolis frozen in time. Read More

Archaeologists Find Treasure-Laden Tomb of Bronze Age Warrior
October 28, 2015

The warrior lived some 3,500 years ago in Greece, right around the dawn of European civilization. Read More

Massive Bronze-Age City Discovered Underwater in Greece
August 31, 2015

A team of Swiss and Greek archaeologists has discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old city, submerged just a few meters beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea. Read More

Divers Excavate Greek Shipwreck Dubbed “Ancient Titanic”
October 10, 2014

Recent excavations of a ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago near the Greek island of Antikythera have yielded some astonishing new discoveries. Read More

5 Myths About the Ancient Olympics
August 10, 2012

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games. Read More