The Hellenic Observatory invites applications from researchers to conduct time-sensitive and globally competitive policy relevant research on contemporary Greece and/or Cyprus. This programme is an exciting research initiative the Hellenic Observatory launched in 2018 to further fulfil and develop its mission and study of contemporary Greece and Cyprus in the field of the… more »
The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world. Purpose:The Fellowship will be awarded this year for research in Greece. It is expected that the Fellow will use the American School of Classical Studies… more »
Homework written by a school kid in ancient Egypt has been preserved since the second century A.D. And the words on the slab may sound familiar to any kid whose parents worry about them falling in with a bad crowd.
An ancient lesson preserved on a wood-mounted wax slab about the size of… more »
There’s something about that pad of lined newsprint with dashes down the center used by children to learn their letters that sends adults into a nostalgic revelry. Putting in the hours getting capital “T” straight and tall and lowercase “E” squat and round is a rite of passage, even in the age of… more »
An ancient necropolis discovered during construction works of a cultural center in Turkey’s southern Antalya province will be turned into an open-air museum and welcome local and foreign tourists alike in March.
Dating back to the third century B.C., the necropolis was accidentally unearthed in 2008 during construction works of the Eastern Garage… more »
Her gaze may have been obscured for almost two millennia, but visitors to Pompeii’s vast archeological dig will soon be able to come eye to eye with Leda, Queen of Sparta, complete with the god Zeus in disguise as a swan, perched on her unclothed lap. The provocative scene from ancient Greek mythology… more »
Trying to escape the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, she couldn’t help but think about his final moments.
“At that moment, it wasn’t only about doing a job,” Virtuoso, who is coordinating excavations in part of Regio V, an entire quarter of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii that is yet… more »
An ancient stone tablet bearing a historic inscription of the Resolution of Nikouria, dating back to the 3rd century BC, has resurfaced on the island of Amorgos after it had gone missing for roughly a century, Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced on Friday.
According to the ministry, the inscription was a key document… more »
A brilliant young Greek postgraduate student Apostolos Garoufos, and his professor, Telemachus Goudas, have created a new, revolutionary software for the blind. Named “MinaDot”, the application may soon be available for free online everywhere in the world.
Speaking with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), Garoufos described his new application as a computer program… more »
New excavations have been ongoing at Pompeii for a few years, largely related to conservation work and other attempts to protect the UNESCO world heritage site from both looters and the environment, but 2018 has produced dozens of visually striking artifacts and skeletons that suggest 2018 was the ‘Year of Pompeii.’
The… more »