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How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Monkeys from Asia?

Scientists have debated why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient site of Akrotiri depict monkeys that came from thousands of miles away in Asia for years.

Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

Despite the many and varied challenges of the past year as the nation and the world struggled with the pandemic and all its ramifications, 2020 was another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology. Home to some of...

Safety "Top Priority" Says Greek PM Launching Tourist Season from Santorini

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of Santorini. “It is a great pleasure...

Spectacular Findings Uncovered in Santorini's Akrotiri Archaeological Dig

Significant new findings were recently revealed during ongoing excavation works at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini (Thera), the Ministry of Culture of Greece announced in a statement on Thursday. Most of the discoveries are...

British F-35 Jets To Use Cyprus as Base For Syria, Iraq Operations

The UK’s newest and most advanced generation of fighter jets, the "Lightning F-35 B," recently completed its first operational missions to Syria and Iraq, flying out of the Akrotiri British Sovereign base in Cyprus. The mission is part of the...

UK Ready To Agree On British Bases in Case of No-Deal Brexit

The UK government aims to reach an agreement with the Republic of Cyprus and the EU over the future of British sovereign bases on the island in the event of a ''No-Deal'' Brexit. The announcement regarding the upcoming exit from...

Syria Strikes Put Focus on UK's Cyprus Air Base

The island of Cyprus was further exposed to fallout from the Syria conflict as the U.K. used its large air force base in Akrotiri to launch bombing raids against the Bashar al-Assad regime in the early hours of Saturday...

The Romantic Lighthouse of Santorini

The alluring island of Santorini has been attracting tourists for a long time. While many people spend their days visiting the enchanting towns of Oia and Fira, not everyone knows that many other things can be done on the...

May Praises Efforts of British Troops in Cyprus to Support Stability in the Middle East

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has praised the efforts made by British troops in the battle against Daesh, and in trying to maintain stability in the wider region of the Middle East. May on Friday paid a brief visit to...