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Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

Despite the many and varied challenges of the past year as the nation and the world struggled with the pandemic and all its ramifications, 2020 was another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology. Home to some of...

Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea. The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which...

Seventh-Century BC Artifacts Found in Lesvos Archaeological Dig

Three buildings that are of particular interest to archaeologists were brought to light recently in the ongoing excavation in the castle of Agioi Theodoroi, which has been identified as ancient Antissa, in western Lesvos Island. The dig, headed up by...

Archaeologists Discover Eight Ancient Graves in Western Peloponnese

According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, archaeologists excavating a site in Ilia, a region in the western Peloponnese, recently discovered eight ancient graves spanning from the second to the fourth century BC. The eight tombs discovered during digs in...

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Wins Film Award for Corinth Excavation

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was given the Orona Foundation Award for its short film "Twelve Decades of Discovery: American School Excavations at Corinth" on Saturday, November 21. The Orona Foundation Award, bestowed at the 20th International...

Archaeologists Uncover Two Well Preserved Bodies at Pompeii

Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered the perfectly preserved bodies of two men who died together at a villa just outside of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. The men were relatively young when they were killed after Mt. Vesuvius...

Figurines of Demeter and Persephone Found in Russia’s Black Sea Town

Figurines representing the goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed recently at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, in Russia. The terracotta statuettes, along with a relief, were discovered in early November by archaeologists...

Volos Museum Displays Historical Treasures from Hub of Ancient Greek Civilization

Greece's spectacular region of Thessaly, with its history of ancient settlements dating back to 6,000 BC, is a treasure trove for anyone who would like to explore ancient Greek prehistory. A hub of civilization since time immemorial, the area around...

Ancient Greek Altar Found at Archaeological Site Near Antalya, Turkey

A marble altar with an ancient Greek inscription has been discovered at the site of Patara, close to the south-west coastal city of Antalya in Turkey. The altar, which features a relief of a snake wrapped around the ancient stone,...