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WWI Troops Found Ancient Greek Treasures While Digging Trenches

It is something of a running joke that you can't dig anywhere in Greece without stumbling across some relic of the country's ancient past. Wartime is apparently no exception to this rule, as an exhibition dedicated to the sites and...

Malia's Mysteries Draw Visitors to Crete

The Greek island of Crete sees thousands of people visit for its rich array of archaeological treasures. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is only minutes from Heraklion and those with a deeper interest in history travel to the southern coast to see...

Culture and Sports Ministry: Significant Finds from Underwater Excavation at Delos

The remains of ancient coastal structures and a port, a large number of shipwrecks dating back to various eras and significant smaller finds were found in underwater archaeological excavations conducted by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities at the island...

New Fossils Discovered Suggest That Humans Started Off in Greece, Not Africa

New evidence of fossils unveiled by archaeologist Nikolai Spassov suggests that the human species is likely to have had its origins in Greece, not Africa, an article in New Scientist says. Nikolai Spassov and his team from the National Museum...

Will the Parthenon Marbles Be Returned as Part of Brexit?

Last year marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles," and as the United Kingdom grows ever-closer to completing its exit from the European Union,...

Archeologists Display Antiquities that Tell the Story of The Ancient Greek Civilization of Sozopol

Impressive artifacts from Ancient Greece found at the Apollonia Pontica antique necropolis in the Budjaka area of the Black Sea port town of Sozopol were on display at the 10th national exhibition called Bulgarian Archaeology, and the antiques on display...

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

Eight crates containing 33 archaeological artifacts and 600 coins, including some ancient masterpieces dating to the 12th and 13th centuries B.C., arrived at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens from Munich on Friday. The crates full of archaeological treasures were...

New Discoveries at Poseidonia Tell Us More About the Ancient City’s Greek Founders

The city originally called Poseidonia was established by Greek colonists some twenty-five hundred years ago, and was one of the most important sanctuaries in Magna Graecia (modern-day southern Italy) at that time. The city fell in the ruling hands...

Crimean Bridge Construction Site Reveals More Treasures From Ancient Greece

The head of Russia's Academy of Sciences under water unit, Sergei Olkhovsky, announced on Wednesday that part of an ancient Greek terra-cotta statue was discovered at the Crimean bridge construction site, TASS, the Russian News Agency has reported. The discovery...

Experience Knossos Like Never Before With a 3D Tour of the Minoan Palace! (Video)

Every year people visiting Crete stop by the ruins of the ancient city of Knossos to experience what remains from the capital of Minoan Civilization. Now, you can experience Knossos as it once was in its glory days, thanks...