Greece’s Amphipolis Tomb.

Two sphinxes stand above the tomb entrance, which was located in August. One of the heads was found in October. HCM/Polaris Large stone sphinxes, women sculpted in marble, intricate mosaics and multicolored frescoes awaited archaeologists in August when they entered the largest tomb ever found in Greece. The scale of the tomb, which dates to […]

Before and After Art in Athens.

Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens, Street Art In Athens, Greece by Šarūnė Mac Look around you. The world is full of empty canvases. Everywhere you turn are empty walls where beautiful pieces of art could be, but often these spaces are overlooked in favor of boring blank nothingness. But fortunately for us there are artists […]

Subversive Art in Greek Streets

New York City has traditionally been considered the premier mecca for street artists around the world. “It’s hard to imagine what New Yorkers experienced in the early seventies, as they watched their city become steadily tattooed with hieroglyphics,” wrote Dimitri and Gregor Ehrlich New York magazine. “Some saw it as vandalism and a symbol of […]

Twilight bathes the Sanctuary of Athena, Delphi.

Twilight bathes the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi. Pilgrims in ancient Greece may have offered sacrifices here before consulting the oracle of Delphi. Image Credit: Best Photograph by VINCENT J. See other images via 50+ Of The Best Images Of The Year Announced By National Geographic | Bored Panda

The Oracle of Delphi, Mount Parnassus.

Priestess of Delphi by John Collier. by emdrichardson For ancient Greeks, Delphi was the center of the world: a site sacred to the god Apollo, where all Greeks united to worship. But at its heart was a dark, strange place: the mysterious sanctuary where the priestess of Apollo prophesied. The priestess, called the Pythia, sat […]

Cloudy Sunrise on the Island of Sifnos.

The sun rises behind a bank of clouds on the Greek island of Sifnos in October, 2018. Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. The main town, near the center, known as Apollonia, is home of the island’s folklore museum and library. The town’s name is thought to come from […]

Perillos was Roasted to death by his own Brazen Bull.

Of all the inventors on this list, this guy may be the one who most deserved to die at the hand of his own invention. Perillos was a bronze worker who designed a device called the Brazen Bull to be used to painfully execute criminals. The Brazen Bull was a hollow bull. Prisoners were locked […]