Nothing can compare with climbing the acropolis in Athens and visiting Delphi (one of our favorite places in the world). The museums in Athens, and at the various archaeological sites in Greece are filled with treasures.
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There aren’t many places in the world like Knossos—after all, it is 9,000 years old.
The Bronze Age culture of Crete, called Minoan, is one of the most vibrant and admired in all of European prehistory.
The people of the ancient Aegean were great seafarers and traders, talented potters, painters, jewelers, weavers and carvers of stone.
The ancient Cycladic islands are perhaps best known for the elegant, small-scale marble sculptures—nearly all of women—known as Cycladic Figurines.
Mycenaean culture dominated southern Greece, but is perhaps best known for the site of Mycenae itself.
The Parthenon has echoed through history, but what part of that history do we prize, and which do we ignore?
Preconceived notions of Black people are seared into our country’s collective consciousness; without an overhaul of the “black=slaves in perpetuity” trope, damaging stereotypes become ossified as facts for future generations.
These glittering mosaics offered Byzantine worshippers a vision of God in the heavens, sacred history, and the saints.
This ivory statue of a young man bears similarities to both Greek and Egyptian art.
This delicate type of pottery helps us understand the far-reaching trade networks in the ancient Mediterranean.
This beautifully painted sarcophagus depicts an elaborate burial ritual—was it made for royalty?
This hollow stone vessel in the shape of a bull's head is both frighteningly realistic and beautifully stylized.