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Category: Ancient Greece
A pair of caryatids–or pillars made of sculpted female figures–found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.
The Greek government has announced that an “extremely important” tomb has been found in northern Greece, sparking speculation about who may be buried inside.
Greek archaeologists report that budget cuts have placed the country’s cultural heritage at risk.
As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.
Artisans in the Greek colony of Selinunte lived and worked in a special quarter on the city’s outskirts, researchers announced this week.
This week, as the world watches a true astronomical rarity–the first full lunar eclipse to coincide with a winter solstice since 1554–we take a look at legendary eclipses with undeniable historical significance.