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Bronze Age Greek Island of Keros Visualized in Documentary

Keros, a small, uninhabited Cycladic island south of Naxos with a rich ancient history, is the subject of a recent documentary.

Pottery Shard May Show Missing Link to First Written Alphabet

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.

Scientific Study Places Santorini Volcano Eruption at 1560 BC

Scientists have reached the conclusion that the Minoan volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini) occurred at around 1560 BC.

Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds Bronze Age Hoard in Scotland

  Metal detectorist Mariusz Stepien made the discovery of a lifetime recently in the Scottish Borders, near the village of Peebles, just south of Edinburgh, after he heard pings indicating that there might be a large amount of metal in...

New Scientific Study Places Santorini Volcano Eruption at 1560 BC

Scientists have reached the conclusion that the Minoan volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini) occurred at around 1560 BC.

Groundbreaking Bronze Age Archaeological Discoveries on Island of Keros, Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Holy Thursday announcing the recent conclusion of a four-year archaeological excavation which took place on the Greek islands of Keros and Dascalio in the Cyclades. Excavations took place in the area called...

Ancient Trikala Settlement Reveals Amazing Bronze Age Artifacts

The last five years of archaeological research and excavation in central Greece's Petroto village, near the Trikala area, has unearthed a major settlement that dates back to the late Bronze Age. The archaeologists, led by Maria Vaiopoulou, the Karditsa Ephorate of...

Bronze Age Burial Discovered on Cyprus Reveals Amazing Ancient Artifacts

A tomb discovered at the Late Bronze Age site of Dromolaxia-Vizakia (Hala Sultan Tekke), located near to Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus has revealed one of the richest bronze age burials ever discovered on Cyprus, dating back to 1500...

New Paper Examines Pontic Roots of Ireland

A new study that looked into the origins of the Irish race revealed that the people who migrated to the land that would become Ireland potentially came from the Near East and Southern Europe, including the Pontic Steppe. The report was conducted...

Scientific Paper Proves That Minoan Civilization Originated in Europe

"The first advanced Bronze Age civilization of Europe was established by the Minoans about 5,000 years before present," the new article, entitled "A European population in Minoan Bronze Age Crete," that was recently published in the peer-reviewed open access scientific journal Nature...