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...

Women in Byzantium

March 2017 - August 2017

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.

Craft of Potting

December 2016 - May 2017

The process of collecting, cleaning and molding raw clay into a ceramic cooking pot is magic!

Cretan Faces

July 2016 - December 2016

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

On May 20, 1941, German forces invaded the Greek island of Crete. This island was significant for several reasons, including the fact that with the Maleme Airfield, it served as a convenient gateway to the Middle East. Additionally, the military tactics Germany used to invade this island were considered to be the same as those that could be used to attack another island – England. The heroism though displayed by the Cretans was truly like nothing else that had been seen or experienced in this war. When German paratroopers descended upon them, their only thought was to fight for the freedom. Little did they know how their actions would inspire and affect a nation on the other side of the world...

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