The Ancient Origins of Werewolves

Tanika Koosmen, University of Newcastle The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or literature. You might think this snarling creature is a creation of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, a result of the superstitions surrounding magic and witchcraft. In reality, the werewolf is far older than that. The…

Blowing Up The Parthenon: The Power of a Symbol

Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University The Parthenon is one of the most famous and recognisable buildings in the world. Designed as a testimony to Athenian greatness, visible miles from the Acropolis (the citadel) on which it stands, the Parthenon still stands proudly among the remains of a massive complex of buildings that celebrated Athens’s deities. It…

3400 Year Old Tomb Discovered Beneath Greek Olive Grove

A 3400 year old Minoan tomb has been discovered by chance in Greece. The tomb, which contains two coffins and sets of remains, is believed to originate in the Late Palace Period and is said to be both in pristine condition and complete with its funeral objects. Working in his olive grove, a local farmer…

Ancient Greek Ship Discovered in Black Sea

Marine archeologists working in the Black Sea have discovered the remains of a Greek ship off the coast of Ukraine, believed to date back over two and a half thousand years. Working as part of a joint expedition between the Institute of Archaeology of NAS of Ukraine and the Warsaw Institute of Archaeology, the group…