A 1,400 year old amethyst ring found by archeologists was most probably worn by a wealthy wine taster in an attempt to ward off a hangover – a myth that originated in Greece and was widely shared in the ancient world.
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In a bid to distance itself from a series of embarrassing scandals, Facebook renames itself ‘Meta’. Like so many other things, we have the ancient Greeks to thank for the word ‘meta’, which was a word they used to mean “after” or “beyond.”
Artichokes are a 3,000-year-old detox secret, highly prized over the centuries for its potent medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks valued this rare, edible blossom that it was known as ‘food for the Gods’ and reserved for the aristocratic alone. Modern research confirms just how right ancient healers were about the medicinal powers of this thorny, armoured vegetable with the sweet, sensual heart.
The exhibition entitled “Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors, Heroes” will take place at the West Australian…