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Ancient Salamis Reveals More Long-Lost Secrets

The latest archaeological discoveries on the historic island of Salamis, off the coast of Attica, Greece, shed new light on the life in the ancient city of the same name from the Classical era onward. The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities...

Pipeline Construction Reveals Ancient Greek Treasures

More than 400 archaeological finds have been discovered along the route dug out for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), while another seven large-scale projects are ongoing in regions traversed by the dig, it was revealed this week. The multiple findings that...

Mycenaean Tombs Discovered in Nemea Excavations

New burial monuments were unearthed and studied during the second period of the ongoing excavation in Nemea, which was completed on July 29, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture. Two chamber tombs have been discovered at the Mycenaean cemetery...

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...

Skeleton Found In Ancient Zeus Temple

New and significant findings came to light during this year's excavations at the temple of Zeus in Mount Lykaion, in the southwestern part of Arcadia, noted the Greek Ministry of Culture in an official announcement. According to a local...

Archaeologists Discover Large Ancient Theater on Greek Island of Lefkada

Archaeological excavations on the Ionian island of Lefkada have brought to light a previously undiscovered and sizeable ancient theater, the culture minister announced on Wednesday. It said the find was made on Koulmou hill toward the end of 2015. Test...

Ancient Greek City of Knossos Was Larger than Previously Thought

Recent fieldwork at the ancient city of Knossos in Crete, Greece, revealed that during the early Iron Age, the ancient Greek city was rich in imports and was nearly three times larger than what was believed from earlier excavations. The...

Mycenaean Palace Offers View On Prehistoric Sparta

Archaeological excavations, carried out since 2009 at the 3.5 hectares site of Aghios Vassilios Hill near the village of Xirokambi on the Sparta plain, unearthed the remains of a Mycenaean palace, Linear B tablets and seals, fragments of wall paintings and bronze...

More Ancient Structures Possibly Found at Amphipolis Tomb

While people across the globe are standing on their toes waiting for the DNA analysis results on the skeleton found in Amphipolis tomb, a scientific team from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is currently mapping the geophysical situation of the area...

Eight Square Meter Vault and Marble Door Found in Amphipolis Tomb

In an effort to reach the fourth chamber in the Amphipolis tomb, the excavation crew reached an 8.4 square meter vault and found an almost intact marble door weighing 1.5 tons. According to an official announcement by the Greek Ministry...