The Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture of the Ionian University is aimed at young people from the Greek diaspora, as well as non-Greek students, 18-35 years of age, who wish to gain an introduction to, or deepen their knowledge of, Greek language and culture. The courses will be held at… more »
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One of the new spaces in the reinstalled Getty Villa is Gallery 103, a former coat-check area that has been converted into a room for the display of Athenian pottery. In devising the chronological and geographical layout for the Villa, we dedicated one gallery, 104, to Archaic and Classical Greece (800–323 B.C.), but didn’t… more »
If you’ve ever visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, chances are you’ve seen its collection of Classical marble sculptures. Weaving through these mighty Greek warriors and Roman busts, you may chuckle at a missing nose here, a broken arm there—visual reminders that, no matter how perfect these works may have… more »
A hoard of about 119 coins, together with an iron lock that may have sealed them within a container, have been found inside a collapsed building in the harbor of the ancient city of Corinth in Greece.
The discovery leaves archaeologists with a mystery: Why didn’t anyone come to retrieve the stash after… more »
An Egyptian archaeological mission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered the remains of a Graeco-Roman temple while carrying our excavation work at the Al-Salam archaeological site, about 50km east of the Siwa Oasis.
Aymen Ashmawi, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the… more »
Located about five kilometers (three miles) south of Heraklion, on the rather low Kephala hill, the Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete.
It was also at the core of the highly sophisticated civilization that populated the island over 3,500 years ago.
The discovery and later excavation… more »
The two-year research program “The Mycenaean Northeastern Kopais – MYNEKO” (2016-2017) was successfully completed and systematic excavation was carried out on the islets of Agios Ioannis and Pyrgos-Agia Marina in the northeastern part of the lake in northern Copaida, under the direction of Dr. Elena Kountouri, Head of the Department of Prehistoric and… more »
Six million years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a very different place than it is today. Plate tectonics had closed the Strait of Gibraltar separating modern-day Spain and Morocco, leaving the Mediterranean cut off from the Atlantic Ocean. The newly enclosed sea succumbed to evaporation, its water level falling by thousands of meters,… more »
Please join the Global Studies Institute in welcoming Douglas S. Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, to Georgia State University.
Dr. Massey’s presentation will focus on an article in which he and his co-authors offered a “systematic… more »