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Ancient Greeks would view the “ghostly version” of the Modern Olympics as “absurd”

Because of a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics are unfolding in stadiums absent from the eyes, ears and voices of a …

World’s first computer was the fusion of finest Greek and Middle Eastern scientific knowledge

The announcement that an expert team had finally figured out how the world’s first (analogue) computer, the Antikythera Mechanism works, drew massive interest from around the globe. Greek physicst Aris …

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Workings of Ancient Greek and world’s first computer unravelled by UK university team

The riddle wrapped in a puzzle as to how the world’s first analogue computer worked may have been unravelled by a University College of London (UCL) Research Team that includes …

Summer calls of the Cicada: The sounds of antiquity

Around Australia, the buzz-saw siren of cicadas heralds the beginning of summer. With 237 recorded species of cicada in Australia, almost no area of the country is untouched by their …

Ancient chapter is added to the Lemnos story in a novel by Aussie academic and writer

Whether it is Lemnos or Limnos, the north Aegean island has a certain significance to Australian history as a place of  rest and support for Anzac forces engaged in the …

Is it the Apocalypse? Here’s what Ancient Greek texts revealed

With streets deserted, hospitals full and morgues struggling to cope with the number of bodies, it isn’t surprising that some people are making comparisons with the apocalypse. The idea of an apocalypse, a time of catastrophic suffering, …

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Leaders as healers: Ancient Greek ideas on the health of the body politic

In the current health crisis, we might ask what needs to be cured more urgently: the virus itself or people’s poor sense of moderation. We have seen shocking footage of …

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Black Athena and the Incredible Whiteness of Being

The stories around the 1987 book Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization vol. 1 by the late Martin Bernal along with its sequels and many commentaries, sometimes referred …

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Tomb at Amphilopolis in Macedonia to be fast-tracked for public viewing

Greece’s Minister of Culture and Sport Lina Mendoni has brought forward the time for the completion of work on the Kasta Hill Tomb in Amphipolis, Serres so that people may …

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Man seeking 500 000 euros for Kouros head arrested

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in Nemea, southern Greece, after he tried to sell the head of a kouros, a 6th Century statue of a male, for 500,000 euro. …

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