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

Archaeologists discovered artifacts on Vryokastraki, a small islet near the Greek island of Kythnos, once home to a significant ancient city.

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...

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...

Greek University Calls for Maintaining the Hellenic Institute in Venice

A resolution adopted by the University of Crete Department of Literature calls on the Greek government to maintain and strengthen the Greek Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice. The Hellenic Institute in Venice was established in 1951 and...