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Missing Link to First Written Alphabet Discovered on Ancient Pottery

Early writing found on a 3,500-year-old pottery shard in Israel may represent the "missing link" in the development of the first alphabet.

The Philistines Were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA

Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains in the Eastern Mediterranean

A Drought May Be Behind the “Bronze Age Collapse”

Archaeologists have long debated the cause of the "Bronze Age Collapse," or when ancient civilizations all collapsed one after another.

Copper Pendant, Workshops Found at Agios Sozomenos Site on Cyprus

Cyprus' Department of Antiquities recently announced the results of the archaeological excavation season of 2021 at Agios Sozomenos, the site of a Late Bronze Age settlement. A copper pendant, other copper objects and an extensive system of workshops were unearthed...

Phaistos: The Palatial Mountain Fortress of Crete

The magnificent archaeological site of Phaistos where an imposing palace stood overlooking the Mediterranean for thousands of years is perhaps not as well known as the palace of Knossos, but it was a focal point in the long and...

Roman-era Bronze Diploma Found in Ancient Greek City of Perrhe

A Roman-era bronze diploma earned by a graduate of a military school in the Ancient Greek city of Perrhe was unearthed recently by archaeologists. At 1,898 years of age, it is a unique find from what was once the...

Bronze Age Settlement Found Under Roman Bath Complex at Corinth

A Bronze Age settlement and an elegant Roman bath complex were recently unearthed at the site of ancient Corinth, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday. The excavation at Chiliomodi, Corinth not only confirmed the existence of the...

Bronze Age Tombs in Cyprus Yield Solid Gold Tiara, Necklace

Newly-excavated Bronze Age tombs near the sea in Cyprus revealed the remains of an aristocratic family wearing solid gold necklaces and tiaras, surrounded by grave goods from faraway lands, showing the extensive trade networks of the time. A seal from...

Perinthos Excavations Unearth the History of Ancient Food

A team of archaeologists on Tuesday in Tekirdag, Turkey, excavated a plethora of artifacts found in the daily lives of those living in Perinthos 5,000 years ago. The archaeologist who led the project, Zeynep Kocel Erdem, told the Anadolou Agency...

The Griffin Warrior: A Staggering Discovery from Ancient Greece

The discovery of the Griffin Warrior Tomb is a fascinating archaeological find as it seems to link the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations