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Ancient Greek Site Where Men were Buried with their Horses to be Restored

The Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni vowed to restore the ancient burial site of Doxipara located in Evros in northeast Greece which she described as having an "indisputable archaeological and historical value." During her visit to the site on Friday,...

Intact Minoan Tomb Discovered in Crete (photos)

Greek archaeologists uncovered an intact chamber tomb dating from the late Minoan period near the town of Ierapetra, eastern Crete, the ministry of culture announced on Thursday. The tomb was discovered at a depth of more than 2.5 meters in...

A Warrior or Priest Possibly Buried in Recently Uncovered 3,500 Year Old Tomb in Pylos

A heavy gold chain with three beads placed asymmetrically along its length and sea shells beneath the skeleton that will allow very accurate dating, were just some of the noteworthy finds uncovered by archaeologists Jack Davis and Sharon Stoker...

Three Thousand Year Old Tomb Discovered in Lesvos

A stone-built cist tomb (stone-lined grave) dating from the Mycenaean period was unearthed in eastern Lesvos on Thursday, during improvement works on a rural road. According to the head of the island’s ephorate, Pavlos Triantafylidis, archaeologists found the remains of a...

Second Ancient Tomb Discovered in Crete

An ancient tomb that dates back to Minoan period was discovered by the Municipality of Melivizi close to the Moni Settlement in Northern Crete. "An important, according to the first assessment, carved tomb of the later Minoan period (around 1300 B.C.) was...

France: Ancient Greek Jug Found in Celtic Prince’s Grave

National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) archaeologists unearthed the tomb of an ancient Celtic ruler in Lavau, France. They were surprised to find an ancient Greek wine jug - decorated with images of Greek god Dionysus - buried in...

Untouched Mycenaean Tomb Found in Central Greece

An ancient Greek Mycenaean tomb was unearthed in Amfissa, central Greece, during an irrigation project that required excavation in the area. It is a unique finding, the first of its kind that has ever been found in West Locris...

New Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Found in Vergina

An unlooted tomb that appears to belong to a man who died during the Alexander the Great era has been unearthed in Vergina, northern Greece, where the tomb of Philip II was found. Archaeologist Angeliki Kottaridi who is the head...

Amphipolis: New Photos Released

A wealth of new discoveries is gradually being uncovered as the excavation of the Ancient Amphipolis tomb continues. The Ministry of Culture and Sports issued an announcement accompanied by new photos on Sunday. One of the latest discoveries revealed by the...

New Photos Reveal Colors in Ancient Amphipolis Tomb

Most of the earth around the two sphinxes found under the apse at the Casta Tumulus in Amphipolis has been removed, the Culture Ministry announced, revealing the upper register of a marble lintel with frescoes under the sphinxes' base. The...