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Scientists Hope to Uncover Secrets of Prayerbook

A team of scientists is using X-ray techniques to try to decipher the text hidden beneath a 13th century Christian prayerbook. They believe that underneath the prayers is a lost original work by the Greek mathematician Archimedes

Joint Greek-Bulgarian Project to Recreate Dionysian Temple

Greece and Bulgaria will work together on a European Union-funded project to restore the ancient Perperikon, a Thracian sanctuary to Dionysus.

Rutgers Students Keen on Classics

More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.

MIT & MythBusters Take on Archimedes' "Death Ray"

After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.

Monastery Reconstruction Restores 10th Century Building

700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.

Homer's Ithaca Found?

British amateur archaeologist Robert Bittlestone believes he has found the location of Odysseus' fabled Ithaca as part of the Greek island of Cephalonia.

Bronze Orpheus Might Point to Tomb

Archaeologists working on a site near the village of Tatul in Bulgaria are hoping that the discovery of a rare bronze statue of Orpheus might lead to the hero's tomb.

New Book Looks at Melting Pot of the Middle East

In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.

Re-discovery of Classical Writings - Second Renaissance

Oxford scholars are using high-tech satelite technology to read the once hidden words on the hoard of manuscripts known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. In the last few days, works by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other classical greats have been deciphered, and it is believed early Christian texts are also amongst the works.

New email discussion group focuses on Greek persona development

Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.

5th Century Letters Prove Gaza Intellectual Center

Researchers at the University of Fribourg believe that a rich cache of letters, written in Greek, prove that residents of 5th century Gaza lived a vibrantly intellectual life.

Site of Greek-Roman Battle Discovered

A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.

Legendary Atlantis Found?

American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

Law and Order in Medieval Cyprus

Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.