Byzantine

Iconic Byzantine Hagiography Goes Digital

The iconic Byzantine hagiography of Manuel Panselinos will be presented in a live streamed presentation on the platform Zoom on Tuesday at 7 pm with Tasos Papadopoulos narrating the story of his life and works. The name of Panselinos has...

Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

Ancient City on Remote Islet in Aegean Reveals Fascinating Secrets in New Dig

Archaeologists from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Thessaly discovered yet more important artifacts this summer on Vryokastraki, the small rocky islet near the Greek island of Kythnos, once home to a significant city in the early...

Byzantine-Era Skeletons Found on Greek Island Show Signs of Complex Surgery

A proto-Byzantine-era skull which was discovered by anthropologists in the Paliokastro area on Thasos island shows signs of complicated surgery, according to a new Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) report. The skull, which dates from the early Byzantine period -- the fourth...

Virtual Tour of Ancient Thessaloniki Reveals the City's Magnificent Past (video)

It is known to almost everyone that Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a massive open museum, covering numerous different periods of Greece's antiquity. There is no surprise then why Thessaloniki is such a wonderful destination for those who love history...

Archaeologists Find Misspelled Sixth-Century Greek Texts Near Galilee

Archaeologists have discovered three sixth-century Greek inscriptions -- complete with bad grammar and misspellings -- in the remains of a burnt church in the Hippos-Sussita Excavation Project, near Israel's Sea of Galilee. The Hippos/Sussita site is an archaeological dig in Israel overlooking...

Newly Restored Rotunda is One of Thessaloniki's Oldest Religious Sites

Severely damaged by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, the newly restored Rotunda is one of the city's oldest religious sites and a tourist landmark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Given back to the public in 2017 after almost 40 years of...

Syria Accuses Turkey of Bombing Ancient Site

A Syrian government antiquities body has accused Turkey of bombing a UNESCO heritage site -- which includes significant Byzantine heritage -- during its military campaign in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Mahmoud Hamoud, director general of Antiquities and Museums, released...

Greek Culture Unearthed in War-Torn Syria

Amid the bloody conflict in Syria, evidence of ancient Greek culture in the war-torn Middle Eastern country has recently been unearthed. Three Byzantine mosaic panels have been discovered inside an archaeological site during a Syrian army mine-clearance operation in the...

Ancient Greek Inscription Found in Old City of Jerusalem

An ancient Greek inscription from the Byzantine era was found on a 1,500-year-old mosaic floor near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The building that the floor belongs to is believed to have been a hostel for...