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The Glorious History of the Ancient Greek City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago

The UNESCO-listed city of Chersonesus (Greek: Χερσόνησος), located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula—now part of Russia after its 2014 invasion of the area—was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago. Settlers from Heraclea Pontica in...

Mummies With Golden ‘Tongues’ Discovered in Egypt

Archeologists have discovered several ancient mummies in Egypt with gold chips in their mouths where the tongues should be. The new finding was made at a site named Quweisna (sometimes spelled Quesna) necropolis in the central Nile Delta. The Qwaisana...

Submerged Ancient Greek City Resurfaces in Turkey

The ruins of an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor have become visible for the first time in three decades due to a drought that has caused the water of the Bayramiç Dam to recede. The ruins belong to Skepsis,...

Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in the Hatay Province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

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 a very good state of preservation—they are impressive logs laid on successive strata, one above...

Ancient Coin Proves ‘Fake’ Roman Emperor was Real

An ancient gold coin of a long-lost third century Roman emperor once believed to have been fake has now been proven to be real. Sponsian, the military leader of a breakaway Roman state in Europe, had been written out of...

UK’s Former Culture Secretary Supports Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Ben Bradshaw, a former UK Secretary of Culture, has backed a campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, Greece. The Classical Greek marble sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, have been housed in the British Museum...

Ancient Pillars Discovered at the Hill of the Pharaohs, Egypt

The ancient city of Buto in Lower Egypt is still unravelling its secrets as more discoveries come to light.

The Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

Archaeologists in Bulgaria stumbled upon the wealthiest grave of the 5th millennium BC containing the oldest golden artifacts ever found. The incredible finding by excavator operator Raycho Marinov is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the...

DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia

A recent DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to conclude that Native Americans share...

UNESCO Conference in Greece Delves Into Impact of Overtourism

November 17th was the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Marking the event is an international, two-day conference that started at Delphi, Greece. The forum is entitled “The Next 50—The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing...

Ancient Greek Altar Found at Archaeological Site in Turkey

A marble altar with an ancient Greek inscription has been discovered at the site of Patara, close to city of Antalya in Turkey.

Greek Discovery of Iceland Supported by Linguistic Evidence

The Greek discovery of Iceland more than one thousand years prior to the Vikings is supported by new evidence published in The Housman Society Journal. Based on an essentially linguistic hypothesis of his own inspiration, Dr. Andrew Charles Breeze pens...

Stunning Ancient Mosaics Adorn New Museum in Sparta, Greece

Two rare Roman floor mosaics discovered in Greece will feature in a new museum in Sparta which officially opens on November 21st. The Abduction of Europa and Orpheus with the Animals mosaics were accidentally discovered in the late 19th century...