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4.8 Earthquake Rattles Lesvos Island, Greece

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled the island of Lesvos on Tuesday morning. There have been no reports of injuries. The earthquake hit five kilometers east...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Lesvos, Greece

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in the Petrified Forest on the island of Lesvos. "The trunks were in...

Discovery of Marble Lintel Rewrites Byzantine History of Greece’s Lesvos

The discovery of a 3.50-meter-long marble lintel on Greece's Lesvos is likely to rewrite the island's late Byzantine history, the Ministry of Culture announced...

Wildfire on Lesvos Island Burns Homes, Businesses; Prompts Evacuations

A large wildfire on the island of Lesvos on Saturday morning has prompted evacuations, burned homes and businesses, and has now moved into Vatera,...

Seventh-Century BC Artifacts Unearthed on Greece’s Lesvos

On Lesvos, three buildings were brought to light recently in the excavation of the castle of Agioi Theodoroi, identified as ancient Antissa.

Two-Million-Year-Old Fossils Found on Greek Island of Lesvos

Two-million-year-old fossils were recently uncovered in the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos in a surprise find that shows that very large...

Norwegian Photographer Suspected of Espionage Arrested on Greece’s Lesvos

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian photographer Knut Bry was arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, suspected of espionage. According to local media stonisi, he...

Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece

Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The...

Iconic Grandmother Who Fed Refugee Baby on Lesvos Passes Away

Greece's iconic grandmother, or "yiayia," Efstratia Mavrapidou, who took care of refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos years ago, passed away at the...

Rare Species of Orchids Give Life to Lesvos Petrified Forest

Due to impassioned conservation efforts at Lesvos Petrified Forest, a breathtaking rare orchid species named Ophrys lesbis has sprouted.