The Nymphaeum of Mieza, the place where Aristotle instructed Alexander the Great.

When Alexander the Great was already at war in Asia, strange news reached him from his homeland: his tutor Aristotle…

The Lemnos Stele, a funerary inscription from the 6th century B.C. that links the Pelasgians to the Etruscans

In 1885, a unique stele was found as part of the walls of a church in the town of Kaminia…

Corupedium, the battle that ended the long war between Alexander’s successors

It is curious that one of the most extensive empires of antiquity had such a weak foundation that, in reality,…

Onesicritus, the historian whom Alexander the Great sent to learn the secrets of the yogis

Astypalaia is a small island in the Greek Dodecanese, possibly a colony of Megara, where around 360 B.C. Onesicritus, a…

Electrum, the natural gold and silver alloy used to mint the first metal coins

If we were to ask about a metal alloy used since the beginning of history, the unanimous answer would surely…

Where did the books from the Great Library of Alexandria come from?

The great Library of Alexandria was founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC by Ptolemy I Soter. At…

12 most important Greek archaeological discoveries in the last decade

Listing the most important archaeological discoveries of the last decade is complicated, no matter which country, region or place in…

The Iliad and the Odyssey are just two of the eight poems from the Epic Cycle that narrate the Trojan War.

The Epic Cycle, also called the Trojan Cycle because it narrates events related to the Trojan War, is a collection…

How Aristotle’s personal library arrived in Rome, almost 300 years after his death

Throughout history, books have been a highly prized commodity. Their trade goes back many centuries to the invention of materials…

How the ancient Greeks invented a telegraphic system for transmitting messages

The history of cryptography is almost as old as that of human language. It is known that the ancient Egyptians,…