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Greece hopes for tourism rebound amid crisis

Many tourists see Athens as a launching pad for visiting the beaches and cute whitewashed buildings of the Greek islands. And the Aegean archipelago can be a great escape, especially during the nation's current economic crisis. Full story

Resting a weary bone found by ancient Greeks

The bone of a large extinct creature, once treasured by the ancient Greeks, has finally found a permanent home in England. Full story

Two days in Athens, the cradle of democracy

Got 48 hours to explore Athens? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most from a short visit to the cradle of democracy. Full story

Ancient Greek grave yields gold-covered skeleton

Greek archaeologists have uncovered an ancient skeleton covered with gold in a grave on the southern island of Crete. Full story

Halley's comet was spotted by ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks probably saw Halley's comet streak past in 466 B.C., pushing the earliest documented observation of the comet back by more than 200 years, a new study has found. Full story

Moonstruck: A September Showcase for Lunar Lovers

To the ancient Greeks the moon was an object of reverent admiration, but even today Earth's nearest neighbors pulls on the heartstrings of skywatchers. Full story

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EGEE | Reviving Ancient SoundsThe epigonion was played in ancient Greece but actual samples of the instrument has not been recovered. Researchers have recreated the sound of the instrument using illustrations like these and fragments found in archaeological digs.
EGEE | Reviving Ancient SoundsThe epigonion was played in ancient Greece but actual samples of the instrument has not been recovered. Researchers have recreated the sound of the instrument using illustrations like these and fragments found in archaeological digs.

EGEE | Reviving Ancient SoundsThe epigonion was played in ancient Greece but actual samples of the instrument has not been recovered. Researchers have recreated the sound of the instrument using illustrations like these and fragments found in archaeological digs.

Getty Images | Athens TodayA photo of Athens and the Acropolis. In ancient Greece, homes often doubled as brothels and drinking establishments, suggests new archaeological research.
Getty Images | Athens TodayA photo of Athens and the Acropolis. In ancient Greece, homes often doubled as brothels and drinking establishments, suggests new archaeological research.

Getty Images | Athens TodayA photo of Athens and the Acropolis. In ancient Greece, homes often doubled as brothels and drinking establishments, suggests new archaeological research.