Today, our virtual tour will take us to tiny Sifnos, another of the Cycladic islands. Despite its relatively small size, the island of Sifnos enjoyed great financial prosperity in the Archaic Period, especially during the 6th century BCE. Two ancient … Continue reading →
Today, our virtual journey will take us to Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands. Endowed with more resources (such as arable land, emery and fine quality marble) than most of the others, the island flourished during the archaic period … Continue reading →
A new reading of a Greek inscription in the sanctuary of Olympia, home of the ancient Olympic Games, sheds new light on the character of the most powerful and most revered god of the Ancient Greeks. The inscription is engraved … Continue reading →
Of course Ancient Greeks had laptops! I’m sick and tired of all those people trying to deny the evidence of their own eyes. I mean look at it: what else could it possibly be? Not to mention those portals – … Continue reading →
I’ve been to Naxos countless times and yet I always find there something new and refreshingly interesting. This is a photo of a marble quarry. The sundial-like grooves on the rocks are traces left by the quarrying drills.