The complex and finely painted images on ancient Greek ceramics might appear to us as being effortlessly made, but even the most skilled Athenian vase painters didn’t just wing it. Underneath the brush strokes are traces of preparatory drawings made...

Often called a battle-axe, though not necessarily used in warfare, a Late Neolithic stone axe can be characterised by having a solid body, a centrally placed shaft hole for hafting, a slightly concave outline when viewed in profile, and an expanded b...

Aethers at Haloa festival dancing around a giant phallus (Oedipus Painter, 480 BC

Today is the winter solstice which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In our present times, celebrations of the winter solstice are unco...

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May 31, 2017

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