archaeology

Man Arrested for Illegal Excavation in Amphipolis

Found with a metal detector in his hand, a 68-year old man was arrested on Sunday for illegally excavating in the archaeological site of Amphipolis.

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

Greek Tombs Discovered on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast

The joint Egyptian and Dominican archaeological mission of the University of Santo Domingo unearthed 16 burials in the rock-cut tombs near Alexandria from the Greco-Roman era. The mission is directed by Dr. Kathleen Martinez and focuses its works at the...

Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

Free Internet at Museums, Archaeological Sites in Greece

Access to high-speed internet at museums and archaeological sites in Greece will soon become a reality, thanks to a collaboration between the Greek Ministry of Culture and COSMOTE, the Greek telecommunications giant. This move will push the country firmly into...

Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.

Archaeologists Locate the Lost Sanctuary of Apollo in Cyprus

A Sanctuary of Apollo was recently located by German archaeologists at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa Lefkosia, Cyprus.

The Best Video Games That Can Take You Straight Back to Ancient Greece

Over the last several years, video game companies have been using Ancient Greece as a backdrop at a spectacularly fast pace. This is why we decided to create a list that will give you the all-time classics, but also...

Experts Unearth Spectacular Street Food Shop in Pompeii, Italy

A fascinating discovery of a spectacular street food shop was made recently by archaeologists in Pompeii, southern Italy. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby, in what appears to be a proper street food shop,...

Acropolis Museum Has Gone Entirely Digital

The Acropolis Museum launched a new website on Monday that brings the museum's collection to life through digital exhibitions and an extensive virtual catalogue of its ancient artifacts. The new website includes not just information about the museum's history, future...