The horse likely swiveled its ears when it heard the deafening roar from Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. That was one of the last things the animal ever did: After that, it died, buried in the massive amounts of ash that killed about 30,000 people and destroyed Pompeii.
An extended drought after the destruction of Nestor’s Palace in Pylos is likely to have brought an end to the Mycenaean civilization in the western Peloponnese. That conclusion was reached following analysis of a stalactite from a cave in the area that provided a clear picture about the climatic conditions in the eastern… more »
The Greeks didn’t drink beer, they drank wine; but they watered it down by a ratio of about two or three parts water to one part wine, which made it almost exactly the same strength. That’s the funny thing about the Greeks: they had to complicate everything. Still, this allowed them to indulge… more »
The great city of Troy, made famous by the ancient Greek poet Homer, was assumed to have been a real place much as Biblical stories have long been taken to be true. That the Bible was written in a poetic prose and that The Iliad and The Odyssey were both epic… more »
As part of the Panorama Europe 2018 series, Gregory Markopoulos’s The Illiac Passion (1967/90 min.) will be shown Sunday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image (Bartos Screening Room) in Astoria.
Presented by the Consulate General of Greece in New York and the Onassis Foundation USA
The Board of Trustees of the Benaki Museum invites you on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 20:00 hours to the opening of the exhibition “THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOAN LEIGH FERMOR, ARTIST & LOVER” at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture.
With its delicate contours, vibrant colors, and intricate surface ornamentation, Greek and Roman glass made in antiquity is still a delight to the eye. The Getty Villa boasts an extensive collection of ancient glass, with pieces dating from about the mid-second millennium BC to AD 600.
The recent reinstallation of the Villa prompted… more »