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Top Ten Gold Treasure Discoveries of the Century

Gold, a timeless symbol of wealth and beauty, has been closely tied to remarkable finds throughout human history. Its enduring appeal is evident in its continued popularity over the centuries. In the last century, the search for gold was not limited...

Thousands of Ancient Items Discovered at Kythnos Island, Greece

Thousands of items have been uncovered at the Kythnos archaeological site, an ancient city located in what is today called Vryokastro. The excavations were carried out at several points of interest on the ancient acropolis of Kythnos; namely, a temple...

Ancient Greek Coin Sells for a Record $6M at Swiss Auction

A rare ancient Greek coin broke records earlier this month when it was sold for $6 million at an auction in Switzerland. A private collector acquired the 2,400-year-old gold stater, which was minted approximately between 340 and 25 BC. It...

The World’s First Coins were Minted in Ancient Lydia

Ancient Lydia holds the distinction of creating the first coins in the world; at first not much more than blobs of metal with basic stamps, they soon evolved into beautiful works of art in and of themselves, featuring figures...

Ancient Greek Settlement Area of Tenea Discovered for the First Time

The Ancient Greek settlement area of Tenea was discovered for the first time during recent excavations, the Greek Ministry of Culture reported on Friday. Tenea was an ancient Greek town near Corinth, approximately 80 kilometers southwest of Athens. Archaeologists discovered...

Trove of Antiquities Found at Home of German Artist in Naxos, Greece

Police on the island of Naxos, Greece is investigating how hundreds of antiquities have ended up in the possession of a German artist who was permanently residing on the island. The ancient treasure was discovered after the death of 84-year-old...

Ancient Macedonian Greek Coins Discovered in Romania

Dozens of ancient Greek coins were discovered recently by a retired policeman in a village in southern Romania.

Ancient Greek Coins from Alexander the Great Era Recovered by Israel

Israel recently recovered sixty nine ancient, rare coins from the period of Alexander the Great which were being smuggled from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the country's Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday. Security inspectors from the Israeli Ministry of Defense...

Hundreds of Ancient Coins Seized by Greek Police

A 55-year-old man in Larisa, central Greece, was arrested on Friday. He was found in possession of 693 ancient coins and other items during a coordinated operation conducted by the police. The man was brought before the public prosecutor of...

Ancient Coins Bearing Byzantine Emperor Constantine the First Found in Japan

Ancient coins minted during the era of the first Byzantine Empire were found in the excavations of ancient castle ruins in Okinawa, Japan. According to a Japan Times report, four bronze coins were found, which archaeologists believe date back to...