The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth.
Professor of Geoscience Communication Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the University’s Sustainable Earth Institute, has presented several BBC documentaries about the power of earthquakes in shaping landscapes… more »
Three unique ancient statues from the third century A.D. have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Turkey’s southwestern Antalya province, Culture and Tourism Ministry said Saturday. The discovery follows the discovery of three other statues found by archaeologists in the ancient city of Side located in Antalya’s Manavgat district.
For the first time, archaeologists have uncovered and carefully documented an intact burial in a monumental chamber tomb of the Mycenaean palatial period, around 3,350 years ago. Research into the material uncovered has only just begun but the discovery will expand our knowledge of Mycenaean funerals – from the treatment of the body… more »
The Real Ark of the Covenant May Have Housed Pagan Gods The holy ark was likely kept in Jerusalem for much less time than the Bible tells us. And it may have contained something other than the Ten Commandments
The last time the Ark of the Covenant was supposedly seen was in… more »
More than 2,000 years before the Great American Solar Eclipse, which will darken the skies over the U.S. on Aug. 21, astronomers in ancient Greece developed their own “supercomputer” to predict eclipses just like this one.
Friends of Hellenic Studies: We are pleased to provide you with the Summer 2017 Newsletter from the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University. We will be following up shortly with further announcements of the exciting year of Hellenic programming that lies ahead. We hope that your summers were both restful and restorative, and we… more »
Center Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou gave a series of lectures last year at the Eagle River Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Eagle River, Alaska. Professor Demacopoulos’s lecture “?” is now available for listening. Another lecture in this series by Professor Demacopoulos, “Tradition Without Fundamentalism,” is more »
Among the many buildings on Kos that sustained damage during last week’s 6.6 magnitude earthquake was the Dodecanese island’s archaeological museum. Thankfully, the historical structure built in 1936 survived the temblor but some of its ancient exhibits were less fortunate.
According to a report issued on Monday by the Ministry of… more »