Archive for category Archaeology

Restoration at Messini – Update

See update here: https://www.greece.org/blogs/scholars/?page_id=2931

The Travesty of BBC/Netflix

History Vs. Μisinformation The new tv series “Troy:  Fall of a City” is a BBC/Netflix production.  This production features the historical hero, Achilles, who was also glorified by Greek Mythology.  His physical description and demeanor have been documented from antiquity by historians and philosophers-poets. The casting of Achilles by BBC/Netflix is a travesty.  What’s the reasoning for the rewriting […]

Campaign for the Return of Venus de Milo to Milos Island

There is a new call for the Venus de Milo to be returned to its ancient home… more here

Eratosthenes

Here is a short 2 minute video depicting in simple terms Eratosthenes accurate calculation of the circumference of the earth, 2,200 years ago, with just a stick and his brain: http://www.greece.org/blogs/scholars/?page_id=2769

Let’s Stand Up for Hagia Sophia

“On Monday, the Foreign Ministry in Athens condemned the decision by Turkish authorities to allow a daily reading from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, describing it as “verging on bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.” “Muslim rituals in a monument of […]

The Greeks – An Amazing Exhibition

Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. More Than 500 Greek Artifacts Make Final Stop on 4-city Tour. See also: Priceless Ancient Treasures Leave Greece for First Time (with video) The Greeks – National Geographic TV Special (with video) The Greeks, 3-page photo-sheet/brochure in PDF Take an extraordinary […]

Priceless Ancient Treasures Leave Greece for First Time

An amazing video showing how priceless artifacts were transported from Greece to USA for the exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. The exhibit will begin on June 1st 2016. Museum of National Geographic – May 26, 2016 – Get an inside look at the largest collection of ancient Greek treasures ever to […]

The Greeks – National Geographic Special

A 3-part National Geographic Special premiers June 21, 28, and July 5 on Public Broadcast Stations (PBS). The series will coincide with the ‘Greeks’ Exhibition to open June 1 at National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. More Than 500 Greek Artifacts […]

Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Archaeological Society at Athens, as I am sure everyone on this Forum is aware, has been doing for close to 200 years an outstanding job of unearthing and preserving the cultural heritage bequeathed to us by the Ancients. Recently a group of distinguished academics, both Greek and non-Greek, established in the US a Foundation […]

Archimedes: The Greatest Scientist Who Ever Lived

The scientist who personifies the greatest achievements of Greek and Western science was Archimedes. He applied mathematics for the understanding of the natural world and the cosmos. In one of his books, Ψαμμιτης (Psammites), or The Sand-Reckoner, Archimedes attempted to measure the size of the universe by calculating the number of the grains of sand […]