Europe

Athens Goes Underground

In preparation for this summer’s Olympic Games, Athens’s metro was greatly extended. From

Paros, Greece

The examination of two large cists reveals evidence of a massacre of the warriors of Pharos

Naxos, Greece

A travelogue visit to two newly restored temples, at Sangri and Irea. Plus a look at the underground museum in Naxos Town

Cancer Research in Croatia

Archaeological evidence suggests the prevelance of cancers may have been significantly less in our ancestors

Naxos Recognised

On Friday 4 June 2004, The European Union and Europa Nostra – the pan-European federation for heritage -announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2003 at a European Awards Ceremony at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche in Munich. Europa Nostra’s President, HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark, and Mr Harald Hartung, […]

War at Troy

Recreating Homer’s Trojan War A Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt and a book by award-winning novelist Lindsay Clarke both attempt to bring Homer’s Trojan War to new popular audiences. How successful are they? The Movie The movie is visually spectacular. The computer-generated images – of the Greek fleet’s amphibious assault, of armies battling on the […]

Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Olympics Nigel Spivey, OUP £16.99 In the Greek hoplite army, every citizen was expected to be a soldier; your national service lasted for life and thus it became your civic duty to keep fit. From this sprang the Greek obsession with the body beautiful. There was no point in having a beautiful mind […]

Strontium in bones

Researchers use stronium in bones to distinguish between population groups