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Important New Discoveries from Greece's Ancient Antikythera Shipwreck

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday informing the public about the new discoveries made recently at the wreck site which once yielded the "Antikythera mechanism" off the island of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The statement...

Archaeologists To Resume Survey of Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

The underwater archaeological survey at the Antikythera shipwreck site, which has been suspended since 2017, will resume in the near future, according to an announcement made by the Ekaterini Laskaridi Institution on Friday. The Institution is responsible for supplying the...

Archaeological Museum of Athens to Host Events on Antikythera Mechanism and the Moon

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens announced on Thursday that a total of four presentations on the Antikythera Mechanism and the understanding ancient Greeks had of the moon will be held in September, October, and November of this year. The...

Rescue Operation Launched for Migrant Boat in Distress South of Peloponnese

The Greek Coast Guard and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex launched a rescue operation on Monday afternoon to locate a boat carrying roughly 80 migrants and refugees in waters to the south of the Peloponnese. The boat...

Antikythera Island: The Peaceful Paradise at the Edge of the Aegean Sea

Life on the isolated Greek island of Antikythera, lying at the edge of the Aegean Sea between Crete and the Peloponnesian Peninsula, can be tough if the supply boat does not arrive, as often happens during the winter. Almost all...

Ready to Go? Greek Island Will Pay You to Live There

A joint plan drawn up by the Metropolitan Bishop of Kythera and Monemvasia along with the local council of the small island of Antikythera, hopes to bring life back to the beautiful Greek island which is now home to...

Antikythera Wreck Artifacts Travel to China for Beijing Exhibition

Greece's archaeological council has approved an exhibition of the Antikythera wreck artifacts in Beijing's Palace Museum, located the Forbidden City section of the Chinese capital. The exhibition of more than 300 artifacts, including statues, coins and vases will be held between...

Meet the Team that Recovered the Ancient Bronze Arm in Antikythera (video)

A video titled "2017 Return to Antikythera Expedition" looks at the delicate and often hazardous work marine archaeologists do in recovering ancient gems from the depth of the seas. The latest expedition, led by the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities,...

Bronze Arm Recovered from Ancient Antikythera Ship Wreck (photos)

A bronze arm from the ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera was recovered by marine archaeologists. Divers found the right arm, encrusted and stained green, under half a metre of sediment on the boulder-strewn slope where the ship...

National Archaeological Museum 150th Anniversary Exhibition 'Odysseys' in October

What do the Antikythera Mechanism, Nestor's golden cup and the marble statue of an athlete from Delos all have in common? The answer is that they are all found in the collections of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens...