Archaeologists explore how ancient people lived and worked during the Middle and Late Minoan period (ca. 1900—1100 BC) by dissecting the everyday activity of cooking. This goal is achieved by combining knowledge gained from archaeology, anthropology, biology, pot-making, and cooking.
The gods were in control of the livelihoods of the Greek people, so the importance of understanding those gods, and their personalities was tantamount to survival...
Homer wrote The Odyssey around 700 B.C., after the fall of Mycenaean influence in the Mediterranean. Homer, one of the most prolific writers in ancient history, wrote a story that was both entertaining to all levels of society and stylistically beautiful. The Odyssey consists of 24 books recounting Odysseus’s journey home from the Trojan War. Book 9 of The Odyssey tells the tale of Odysseus’s adventure with Polyphemus, the terrible Cyclopes...
In a time of history that seemed to be fully controlled by men, the Byzantine Empire can claim very influential women among its ranks, and an overall general better state for women as a whole. These women proved influential in Byzantine politics and in fundamental aspects of the East Orthodox Church.
For artist Andrea Eis, evocative words written in the margins of Greek texts over one hundred years ago form a base for exploring the contemporary resonance of the past. She creates silent conversations across centuries of words and images from Greek culture.
The process of collecting, cleaning and molding raw clay into a ceramic cooking pot is magic!
Cretan Faces... captured as they work, relax, negotiate, and discuss. Here you will see farmers, fisherman, merchants, beekeepers, homemakers, and cooks. Each image holds an intimate yet distant quality that is indicative to the dualistic nature of modern life on Crete
Ancient Ingredients, Series II, explores these rich and long food traditions that date back to the Bronze Age, ca. 3000-1425 BCE. Archaeologists study food remains, burnt seeds and bones, a long with environmental evidence to better understand what the Minoan people ate.
Mount Athos, the famous monastic area in Northern Greece, home to centuries old monastic institutions, the very heart of Orthodox belief worldwide, a peninsula with 20 Byzantine monasteries, as seen through the eyes of contemporary Greek artist, Markos Kampanis.