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Preserving and Protecting Pavlopetri, the World’s Oldest Sunken City

  Marine traffic now threatens the sunken city of Pavlopetri, which existed for more than 5000 years, off the coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The ancient Greek city, lying just 10 feet below the sea's surface, could be destroyed because of...

Turkey Accused as Bulldozers Flatten Part of Ancient Greek City

Environmentalists and nature lovers on Friday protested Turkey's flattening of an ancient Greek city as part of a "rehabilitation" initiative. Assos, in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, Turkey, has been going through "landscape works." A massive hill at the port...

The Spectacular Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, Greece, thrived throughout antiquity, but was only discovered in 2007.

Ancient Salamis Reveals More Long-Lost Secrets

The latest archaeological discoveries on the historic island of Salamis, off the coast of Attica, Greece, shed new light on the life in the ancient city of the same name from the Classical era onward. The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities...

Pavlopetri, Greece’s Ancient Underwater City

Pavlopetri is a small islet off the coast of Laconia in the Peloponnese, where ancient history meets the endless blue of the Mediterranean.

Vandals Destroy Magnificent Marble Columns at Ancient Greek City in Albania

Unknown vandals in Albania have caused "irreparable" damage to a monument in ancient Apollonia near the town of Fieri, Albanian authorities announced on Saturday. The director of the archaeological site was quoted as saying that "the damage is irreparable", as...

Pavlopetri, Greece’s Most Ancient Underwater City

Pavlopetri is a small islet off the coast of Laconia in the Peloponnese, where ancient history meets the endless blue of the Mediterranean.

Ancient Greek Inscription Unearthed in Israel’s Negev Desert (video)

A team of German and Israeli archaeologists discovered a rare Greek inscription in February which they believe was made around the year 300 CE in the ancient city of Halutza in Israel's Negev desert. According to an Israel Antiquities Authority announcement which...

Ancient City of Tenea Unearthed in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced that archaeologists discovered residential areas at a site identified as the ancient city of Tenea in Peloponnese. It is believed that the first inhabitants were Trojan prisoners of war who Agamemnon permitted to build...

Experts Work to Restore Ancient Greek Theater of Laodicea

A 2,200-year-old theater located in the ancient Greek city of Laodicea will be restored with the support of the Denizli Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey. Laodicea was an ancient Greek city that was built upon the river Lycus, in the region...