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Archaeologists Discover a Lost Greek City Dating Back 2,500 Years!

Just five hours north of Athens archaeologists have discovered a lost ancient Greek city dating back some 2,500 years. The discovery of ancient ruins on the hillside where the city sits is nothing new to archaeologists, who had dismissed them...

Inscribed Column of Darius I Found in Ancient Greek City Phanagoria

Part of an ancient marble column was found in the ancient Greek city of Phanagoria, in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia, in the Taman peninsula. The column bears an inscription referring to the Persian king Darius I, according...

Archaeologists Uncovered Evidence of a Coup in Ancient Greece

Russian archaeologists made a significant discovery while working in the ancient Greek city of Phanagoria, a city that used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Bosporous. The team found evidence of a violent coup that took place...

Spain: French Couple Caught Looting Ancient Greek and Roman Ruins

Spanish police reported that a French couple was allegedly caught looting ancient coins, brooches and other artifacts from an archaeological site, containing numerous ancient Greek and Roman ruins. The couple was found by police inside a vehicle that was parked...

Belgian Composer Wim Mertens Inspired by Ancient Greek City

Famous Belgian composer, pianist, guitarist and musicologist Wim Mertens announced that he intends to write a new musical piece about the ancient Greek city of Nicopolis, which inspired him during his concert at the monument last August. In a related announcement, the...

Ancient Greek City Philippi to Claim Place in World Heritage List

It was revealed on Monday that the archaeological site of Philippi in northern Greece will be a candidate to become one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. UNESCO’s World Heritage List includes archaeological sites and monuments of special cultural or physical...

Canadian Newspaper Praises Greek Holiday Destinations

In a recent article published in Canadian newspaper “The Vancouver Sun,” Janice and George Mucalov describe their Aegean Sea cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Having visited the more popular destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini on a previous cruise, the two writers were able...

Greek Language Promotion Campaign in Italy

In October, Italy speaks Greek: This is the main theme of the campaign organized by expatriates in Italy, aiming at preserving and disseminating the Greek language. The campaign’s announcement will be made this coming September, during the events of the second...

Mosaics Revealed at Ancient Greek City of Zeugma in Turkey

Archaeologists discovered three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, near the borders of Syria. The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals...

Ancient City Discovered in Western Greece

Michalis Chrysochoidis, the Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, visited the archaeological site of Alikyrna near Missolonghi in western Greece, where an ancient city was recently unearthed during construction work for Ionia Odos. The ancient city, located next to...