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Marathon

Relief depicting the Battle of Marathon. Inset: Helmet of Miltiades the Younger, Archaeological Museum of Olympia

The Magnificent Helmet of Greek Warrior Miltiades

When a magnificent helmet was recovered from the ruins of the temple of Zeus researchers couldn't believe their eyes. It is very rare to find an item which belonged to a famous hero of the ancient...
Ancient Naval Base Discovered Underwater Near Athens

Ancient Naval Base Discovered Underwater Near Athens

In 493 BC, Greek general and politician Themistocles urged Athens to build a naval force of 200 triremes as a bulwark against the Persians, who’d attacked and been repelled in 490 on land at the...
The fallen soldiers of Marathon

The quest to recover the fallen soldiers of Marathon

The battle of Marathon took place by the end of summer 490 BC just 42 km or 26 miles northeast of Athens on a plan surrounded by hills and the sea. It is one of the earliest recorded battles thanks...