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Archaeological Discovery

The Spectacular Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, Greece, thrived throughout antiquity, but was only discovered in 2007.

Archaeological Excavation Uncovers Ancient Minoan Graves on Crete

Two burials with rich grave goods were found in a pit from the Middle Minoan IA era (2100-2000 BC) in Siteia, NE Crete, during excavations of a palace-related cemetery. The excavations took place for 14 years under Director Emerita of...

Farmer Discovers Rare Tombstone from Late Minoan III Period on Crete (Photos)

A farmer in Kentri Ierapetra on Crete attempted to park his vehicle in the shade of an olive tree and by pure chance, the over-irrigated dirt under his vehicle revealed a carved tombstone of the Late Minoan III period. "It...

Archaeologists Confirm Discovery of Villa and Mosaic of Greek Fisherman Phainos in Turkey

After a property developer in noticed ancient ruins some 3-meters deep during a groundbreaking procedure in Turkey’s southwestern city of Muğla, he called the property authorities to verify the findings. Bodrum Underwater Archaeological Museum Director Tayfun Selçuk, along with three...

Amphipolis Included in Top Ten Discoveries of 2014

The tomb of Amphipolis was included in the “Top 10 Discoveries of 2014” list that was published in archaeology.org, a leading website in the field of archaeology. The discovery of the largest Greek tomb at Casta Hill was a...

Three Shipwrecks Discovered in the Deep Sea Off Corfu Island

Greek experts from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research discovered the remains of three shipwrecks some 0.7 to 0.9 miles deep in the Ionian Sea while researching 77 square miles of seabed off...