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Spring Fresco of Santorini: The First Painting of Nature Scene in European Art History

The Spring Fresco found at the Late Bronze Age site of Akrotiri in Santorini is considered to be the first painting of a nature scene in European art history

Akrotiri, Santorini – The Bronze Age City Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Akrotiri, the 3,600-year-old city on the island of Santorini buried by ash from a gigantic volcanic eruption in 1650 BC, frozen in its Bronze Age glory, serves as an exquisite time capsule for contemporary archaeologists who learn more every...

Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

This is the top 10 most spectacular Greek archaeological discoveries 2020, another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology.

“Treasures of Akrotiri” Exhibit Travels to Russia for First Time

Artifacts from Santorini will leave Greece to be exhibited in Russia in summer 2021 as part of the Treasures of Akrotiri exhibit.

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.

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...