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Facts about the Byzantine Empire: the cradle of modern Europe

The Byzantine Empire was the dominant Greek-speaking eastern half of the Roman Empire during the Late Antiquity and Middle Ages

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Discovery in the ancient city of the Tenea reveals a myth

The Greek Ministry of Culture reported that Greek archaeologists had discovered the ancient city of Tenea, which has recently been…

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Archaeological discoveries that changed the scientific world

One of the most exciting nuances in archaeology is that it is an ever-changing science, forcing people to revise their…

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Ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras – real scientist or character in ancient history

Who was the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras – a real scientist or a character in ancient history? For those who…

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The Lion’s Gate in Mycenae, Greece

The main entrance, the Mycenaean Lion Gate, amazed everyone who saw it and made them believe in the indestructibility of…

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The legends of Lamia and Empusa

There are many legends about lamias, strange creatures of darkness but did they ever exist, or is it just a…

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Fossil fuels were used in ancient Greece 3,000 years ago

An international team of archaeologists has discovered that more than 3,300 years ago, Mycenaeans stoked their ovens with coal. This…

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How the war pigs of ancient Rome easily defeated any army

It was recorded that the Romans used pigs in their fight against the war elephants.

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What dark secret does the 1,800-year-old necropolis of Beit She’arim hold and why is it cursed?

A blood-red inscription in the form of a warning curse was recently discovered on the walls of a tomb that…

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Why Circe is the most attractive witch and how she charmed Odysseus

Circe is a Greek mythology enchantress. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs. Using these and…

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Why great healer Asclepius was defeated by Zeus and why snake appears on the emblem of physicians?

Asclepius's gift was so special that across the throat was a bone to the gods who control life and death.…

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What is the difference between the gods of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greek?

Roman gods and goddesses were named after items and without gender, whereas Greek gods were based on human features.

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