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The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Now, ancient DNA suggests that living Greeks are indeed the descendants of Mycenaeans, with only a small proportion of DNA from later migrations to Greece. And the Mycenaeans themselves were closely related to the earlier Minoans, the study reveals, another great civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from 2600 B.C.E. to 1400 B.C.E. (named for the mythical King Minos).

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Athens Authentic Marathon 2018

36th Athens “Authentic” Marathon!

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Open Cellars in Greece for Wine Tourism Day

Greek wine producers and their cellars will be open to the wine-loving public on Sunday, November 11, marking European Wine Tourism Day.

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Athens: European Capital of Innovation 2018

The European Commission awarded Athens the title of the European Capital of Innovation 2018, in recognition of the city’s use of innovation to overcome the recent economic and social crisis.

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Book presentation at the Athens Centre

Claudia Zatta will present her book «Interconnectedness: The Living World of the Early Greek Philosophers», on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7pm

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«National Archaeological Museum to Hold Thematic Tours for Athens Marathon»

Athens’ National Archaeological Museum will hold thematic tours on sports and athletes in antiquity, to honor the 36th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” event, which will take place on November 11 in the Greek capital.

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«Archaeologists unearth ancient statues in Atalanti region»

Four ancient Greek statues of young males – known as Kouroi – have been found in a field in the central Greece town of Atalanti, the culture ministry announced last week.

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The AC Newsletter – September/October 2018

Read about our recent news and activities!

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New modern Greek language courses!

Register for our modern Greek language courses for November & December!

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The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are making a color correction.
Article By Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker

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