Sphinx from Aegina
Sphinx seated, from Aegina, Greek 470 BCE, National Museum, Athens. The Royal Cast Collection (Copenhagen, Denmark...
Temple of Aphaea
The ruins of the temple of Aphaea on Aegina. Aphaea was only worshipped in this temple. Pausanias (2nd century AD) writes...
Temple of Aphaia Aegina
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The Island Kingdom of Aegina: The Old Gods Still Whisper Their Truths
Today, traveling an hour by ferry from Piraeus, the port of Athens, the first remnant of Aegina’s great past...
The Olive in the Ancient Mediterranean
Olives and olive oil were not only an important component of the ancient Mediterranean diet but also one of the most successful...
The Pediment Sculptures from the Temple of Aphaia (500-480) BC
Part 1 In Aegina, as you go towards the mountain of Zeus, God of all the Greeks, you reach a sanctuary of Aphaea, in whose...
The Pillar of Apollo
The Pillar of Apollo on Kolona Hill, Aegina, Greece. The last remnant of the Temple of Apollo and Acropolis complex which...
Trade in Ancient Greece
Trade was a fundamental aspect of the ancient Greek world and following territorial expansion, an increase in population movements...
Wine in the Ancient Mediterranean
Wine was the most popular manufactured drink in the ancient Mediterranean. With a rich mythology, everyday consumption...