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Greek Archaeologists Rule Thessaloniki's Antiquities Must Be Removed for Metro Construction

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has given the green light for the removal of the many antiquities discovered during works for the construction of Thessaloniki's new metro system. After a marathon debate which lasted almost fourteen hours, the Council, which...

Greek Police Bust Antiquities Smuggling Ring; Precious Rings, Coins Recovered

Greek police on Thursday arrested eight people suspected of belonging to an antiquities smuggling ring in the town of Larissa. Police say that the gang conducted illicit excavations in mountainous rural areas of Thessaly and Pieria in central Greece with...

Trove of Stunning Classical-Age Antiquities Discovered on Tinos Island

A significant number of tombstones from Greece's Classical Age, decorated with elaborate designs in relief, were unearthed recently during an excavation conducted by the University of Athens at the Tomb of the Classical Age in Xobourgo, Tinos. According to the...

Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of Antiquities in Southern Greece

Greek police arrested a 46-year-old man on Tuesday in the southern Peloponnese for illegal possession of dozens of antiquities which he intended to sell. The suspect, arrested in Gythio, Lakonia had three pieces of luggage in his car which were...

One Arrest Made as Ancient Artifacts Found in House in Grevena

Seventeen ancient archaeological treasures have been discovered in the house of a resident of the West Macedonian city of Grevena. The Hellenic Police arrested the 49-year old owner of the home and confiscated among other items four vessels, the base...

Man Arrested Trying to Sell Stolen Ancient Greek Statue

Hellenic Police in Loutraki on Wednesday arrested a man who was trying to sell a statue of ancient goddess Aphrodite that was stolen from the Thera Prehistoric Museum in Santorini. The 46-year-old man was arrested shortly before he sold the...

New Mesmerizing Archaeological Finds Discovered on Greek Island

The 2018 excavation works on the uninhabited Despotiko island in the Aegean have been completed and archaeologists are speaking of priceless new findings that tell more about life in Ancient Greece. Despotiko is a small island west of Antiparos, and...

Blaze in Central Greece Reveals Ancient Artifacts (video)

A blaze that was extinguished by firefighters north of Megaplatanos village in Central Greece has revealed a trove of ancient artifacts, thought to have been hidden there by thieves. According to a Ministry of Culture announcement, hundreds of antiquities were...

Thessaloniki Mosaics Destined for New Metro Station (photos)

Late-Roman mosaics found during work on Thessaloniki’s metro will be extracted, cleaned and be exhibited at the same station they were excavated in, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) said on Wednesday. The mosaics were found in the south entrance of...

Thessaloniki Metro Dig Reveals More Ancient Greek Finds

New archaeological finds unearthed from the excavations for the Thessaloniki Metro include a headless statue of Aphrodite and floor mosaics from the 4th century AD. The Aphrodite statue was found on the site of Hagia Sophia station, near a fountain...