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This is the way …. to design helmets

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Everyone who knows me for more than 5 minutes knows I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I don’t know what gives me away; maybe it’s the nerdy t-shirts. So today, for our virtual journey, I’ll take you to a galaxy … Continue reading

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Alone in the museum

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Due to the virus, Greek museums have been closed for almost a month. In these empty museums, what do the statues do? Do they come off their pedestals and lead their own secret lives, away from prying eyes? Or do … Continue reading

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Please let me grow old with him; the desperate plea of a lover from the 4th century BCE

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Some 24 centuries ago, a woman probably named Phila, was in love with a man named Dionysophon. We don’t know whether the man reciprocated or encouraged her love in any way; we don’t know whether he made promises he didn’t … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: a Jewish echo

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On the occasion of the Holocaust Memorial Day, today’s photos have a Jewish theme: The first shows an impost capital, decorated with menoroth (menorahs), lulav (palm fronds) and etrog (citrus fruit). The second, exhibited nearby, shows a broken Greek inscription … Continue reading

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It’s not impossible

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Let me share with you a fantasy of mine: The year is 2023, the city is Thessaloniki, Greece, and the place is the city’s central Metro station. Crowds of commuters come and go. Some take a glance at the enormous … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Golden Mycenai

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Treasure and in particular gold has always been the ultimate archaeological find in popular fiction.  In reality, archaeologists are happier to find more mundane things, which will give them insight in what their lives were like, such as what people … Continue reading