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Archaeological Breakthrough: Ancient Greek Civilisation Rewritten by a Quarter Million Years

Archaeological Breakthrough: Ancient Greek Civilisation Rewritten by a Quarter Million Years

Deep in the mesmerising region of Megalopolis, Southern Greece, an extraordinary archaeological discovery has rewritten the history of ancient Greek civilisation. Recently unearthed stone tools have pushed back the dawn of Greek archaeology by a staggering quarter million years, revealing a fascinating glimpse into the lives of our hominin ancestors.

Theatre for All: 7th Lysicrates Prize Who is Australia's most promising playwright You Decide

Who is Australia's Most Promising Playwright? You Decide

The annual Lysicrates Prize competition – where the audience votes for the winning playwright who receives a $15,000 commission to complete the full play – takes place tomorrow and you could be part of it and witness the birth of a new Australian classic!

Dog friendly: Pets allowed into more than 120 archaeological sites in Greece

Dog-Friendly: Pets Now Allowed Into Archaeological Sites in Greece

Greece’s Culture Ministry has announced that it will allow pets to enter more than 120 archaeological sites across the country, easing the current regulations that only allow guide dogs for disabled visitors.

Theatre for all Lysicrates Prize

Theatre for All: Be Part of the 7th Lysicrates Prize

The Lysicrates Prize is an annual competition that showcases some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent and awards the commission of that play. The 7th Lysicrates Prize will be held on Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Conservatorium of Music and tickets are now available.

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Antikythera Mechanism: The Ancient Greek computer that leaves scientists stunned

Stunned researchers discover that, in addition to accurately tracing the movement of the sun, moon and predicting when eclipses would occur, the Antikythera Mechanism created by the Ancient Greeks around 100-200BC also tracked the movements of Venus and Saturn. “Our work reveals the Antikythera Mechanism as a beautiful conception, translated by superb engineering into a device of genius,” the study concludes about the creation considered to be the world’s first computer.