Ghosts in the Ancient World
To the people of the ancient world, there was no doubt that the soul of a human being survived bodily death. Whatever...
Grave Relief for Euxenides
Grave relief for Euxenides, Athens, 330 BCE. Marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento...
Greece's Top Ten Stops
The fortified ghost town of Vathia, on Greece's Mani Peninsula, was once as wild as our Wild West. (photo: Rick Steves...
Greek & Phoenician Colonies
Greek (Red) and Phoenician (Yellow) colonization between the 8th and the 6th century BC. German placenames.
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black...
Greek Archaic Period
The Greek Archaic Period (c. 800- 479 BCE) started from what can only be termed uncertainty, and ended with the Persians...
Greek architects provided some of the finest and most distinctive buildings in the entire Ancient World and some of their structures...
Astronomy is an area where the Greeks displayed a remarkable talent. Observational astronomy, which was the main form...
The coinage of ancient Greece has given us some of the most recognisable images from antiquity as they were stamped with...
Greek Colonies of the Northern Black Sea
Map showing Ancient Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black Sea, c. 450 BC.