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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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.
The exuberant procession depicted on this small but luxurious object celebrates the fruits of farming the land.
This vase with a charming image of a writhing octopus was made during the height of the Minoan sea trade.
Goddess, priestess, or simply a Minoan woman? Mysteries abound in this small figurine from Knossos.
Athletic youths spring over a powerful bull—who are they, and why are they performing such a dangerous act?
This woman's striking profile has long fascinated viewers, but we know surprisingly little about who she is.
The archaeological site of Knossos (on the island of Crete) —traditionally called a palace—is the second most popular tourist attraction in all of Greece.