Archaeology

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Gets a Makeover

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is getting a makeover in what is seen as the single most difficult and important maintenance project in recent years in the Greek capital. The first 17-meter (55.7 foot) tall column at the...

The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece

The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture -- or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city...

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking New Research

The Minoan language known as "Linear A" may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet, which can be used to uncover previously-hidden links to the much-better understood Linear B language, which developed later in the prehistoric period. The...

Greek Archaeologist Uncovers Looted Greek Vase in Dutch Museum

A looted Greek vase was discovered recently amongst the renowned Allard Pierson Museum's collection of antiquities. Greek forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, who works at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies in Denmark, uncovered the vase's shady provenance as part of...

Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

United States and Turkey Sign Cultural Property Agreement

The United States and Turkey signed a "Cultural Property Agreement" on Tuesday which ostensibly calls for the protection of cultural property in Turkey but has set off alarm bells in the academic community, with many fearing that it paves...

Roman-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off Greece’s Kassos Island

Α Roman-era shipwreck, and evidence of other shipwrecks dating back to Greece's classical and Hellenistic eras, has been discovered in the sea off the island of Kassos, according to a Culture Ministry announcement made on Tuesday. Kassos is the southernmost...

Greek Discovery of Iceland Supported by New Evidence

The Greek discovery of Iceland more than one thousand years before the Vikings is supported by new evidence published in the December 2020 issue of The Housman Society Journal. Based on an essentially linguistic hypothesis of his own inspiration, Dr....

The Mystery Over the Ancient Greek Masterpieces Recovered Off Italy

The mystery over two magnificent ancient Greek statues remains almost half a century since the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August 1972. To this day, archaeologists and other scientists have been...

Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

Ancient Cemetery Discovered Under Street in Larnaca, Cyprus

An ancient cemetery was found recently as a result of anti-flooding works in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus. Dating back to the 12th century BC, but in use up to Roman times, the find is considered quite significant by...

Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.

Archaeologists Locate the Lost Sanctuary of Apollo in Cyprus

A Sanctuary of Apollo was recently located by German archaeologists at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa Lefkosia, Cyprus.

Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia to be Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved recently the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator...

Experts Unearth Spectacular Street Food Shop in Pompeii, Italy

A fascinating discovery of a spectacular street food shop was made recently by archaeologists in Pompeii, southern Italy. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby, in what appears to be a proper street food shop,...