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The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek Mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths that Greek Mythology has offered to the world. Until British archaeologist Sir...

Greek City of Klazomenai Was The Ceramic Center Of The Ancient World

Unique Ancient Greek ceramic figures along with a 2,500-year-old type of water-basin used for rituals (perirrhanterion-περιρραντήριο) have been discovered during excavations in the Ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, which was the center of ceramic production in the Urla district...

Mysterious Ancient Greek Stone Spheres Could Be Part of a Game

Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have discovered that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean could be playing pieces from an ancient board game. There has been quite a lot of speculation around these spheres...

Stunning Facial Reconstruction of Paleolithic Woman

Archaeologists have reconstructed the face of a Paleolithic woman whose human skull was found buried inside a cave in 1881 in the hamlet of Mlade located in today's Czech Republic. The subject was identified as male at the time,...

Vapheio Gold Cups are Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art

The pair of stunning gold cups, called the "Vapheio Cups," are considered masterpieces of ancient Greek art. The expertly crafted gold objects were found at the Vapheio tholos tomb in Lakonia, Greece in the late nineteenth century. The pair of...

Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s Burial Chamber Could Contain Door to Nefertiti’s Tomb

According to a reputable British Egyptologist, the finding of concealed hieroglyphics in Tutankhamun's tomb supports the hypothesis that the legendary Egyptian queen Nefertiti is buried nearby in a secret chamber. Although the notion remained unverified following inconclusive radar scans, Nicholas...

Opium Found at Ancient Burial Site Possible Offering to the Gods

Opium traces found at an Israeli burial site might have been offerings to gods, according to new research. Archeologists analyzed residue left in eight out of twenty-two vessels discovered amongst the remains and dated it back to approximately the...

Ancient Treasures Unearthed Under Athens Concrete

Astounding ancient treasures unearthed under Athens, a great outcome from the recent construction work on Aeolus Street in Athens

Vikings Were in North America Before Columbus, Study Claims

Vikings from Greenland were living in North America's Newfoundland 1,000 years ago according to evidence from a recent study. Newfoundland is located in Maritime Canada. Scientists have suspected for years that Vikings had settled in the area, but had not been...

Ancient Greek Cemetery Findings From Faliron Exhibited for the First Time

An exhibit showcasing some of the most important findings from the excavation of an ancient Greek cemetery in Faliron south of Athens opened at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus this weekend. The salvage excavation on the site where the Stavros...

World’s Oldest Computer and Ancient Greeks’ View of the Universe

A bronze artifact salvaged from an ancient Greek shipwreck, recognized as the world's oldest computer, may hold the secrets of the universe. By Mike Edmunds When we talk of the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution...

Free Entry to Museums, Historic Sites, Workshops Across Greece Over Weekend

Museums and historic sites across Greece will be accessible with free entry over the weekend of September 24-25.

Crete Footprints Are 6 Million Years Old According to New Evidence

In 2002, researchers who had discovered hominid footprints on the Greek island of Crete discovered they were made an incredible 5.7 million years ago. Now, they say, they are putting back the date even further, making it almost certain...

The Moment Ancient Greek Masterpiece Was Unearthed at Delphi

Delphi, Greece, 1894. Archeologists and workers pose in front of the magnificent statue of Antinous, which was unearthed near the Temple of Apollo in the sanctuary at Delphi. The statue was discovered by a team of French archeologists, who in...

Stone Age Structure Found Near Prague Older Than Stonehenge

Archeologists near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that predates Stonehenge and even the Egyptian Pyramids. The structure is an enigmatic complex known as the roundel. The excavated stone age structure is about 55 meters in...