THESSALONIKI, GREECE—According to the Greek Reporter,Soultana-Maria Valamoti of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her team have uncovered evidence of beer brewing during the Bronze Age, between the third and second centuries B.C. The researchers recovered cereal residues, germinated cereal grains, and pieces of milled cereals inside two houses at the archaeological site… more »
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CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—According to a report in The Guardian, an international team of researchers has uncovered drainage tunnels and metal workshops on the small island of Dhaskalio, which was first modified by people more than 4,000 years ago. Back then, the island was a heavily populated promontory connected to the Cycladic island of Keros—and its… more »
Supported by the Onassis Cultural Center New York—A Night of Philosophy and Ideas brings together philosophers, writers, performers, and musicians from around the world and from sunset to sunrise.
Sat, Jan 27 – Sun, Jan 28 7pm – 7am
OFF-SITE Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library… more »
More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces covered with 1,000 tonnes of specially imported gleaming white stone to give it the appearance of a giant stepped pyramid rising from the Aegean: the most… more »
Writing history, and especially the history of the ancient world, is an uncertain business, in which the truth is as elusive as in metaphysics. Modern historians of the classical world necessarily rely heavily on the works of the ancients. And the supreme historians among the ancient Greeks had to rely on their own… more »
The Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering a collection of archaeological pieces and remains of tombs that date back to the Greco-Roman era in Al-Abd Theatre in Alexandria. The discovery came through an excavation work carried out in the Hellenistic cemetery.
The collected pieces, verified with lamps, depict scenes of deities and vessels that… more »
Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:
1:05: Georgia State University Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature Pearl McHaney speaks with Lois Reitzes about this year’s Southern Writers On Stage, which pairs literature and theater. This year’s theme is “Beyond Black and White.” 18:27: Reitzes speaks with Flying Carpet Theatre’s Adam Koplan… more »
Mary Ellen Carr Soles, former Curator of Ancient Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, is dead at 69. She served as Curator at the Museum for 28 years and transformed its minor collection of ancient art into one of national significance. In her expansion of the collection she was… more »
Actors and authors will offer dramatic readings from southern memoirs written by Cuban American Carmen Agra Deedy, Puerto Rican Latina Judith Ortiz Cofer, Chinese Americans John Jung and Eddie Huang, and Native American Craig Womack to help us explore what it means to grow up in the South blending (or straddling) two cultural… more »