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Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

Ancient Shipwrecks Off Greek Island of Evitha Yield Treasure Trove of Discoveries

The first underwater archaeological research period of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities off the island of Levitha has yielded some important discoveries, according to the  Ministry of Culture and Sports. The research was conducted from June 15 to 29, 2019,...

Eight New Shipwrecks Discovered During Underwater Exploration Near Fournoi

SThe remains of eight shipwrecks from periods spanning the Classical ancient Greece to the first half of the 20th century were discovered in an underwater exploration conducted by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the Fournoi archipelago in the...

Greece, Italy Collaborate to Preserve Ancient Mansion in Sea Bottom

Greek and Italian archaeologists are collaborating on a program to preserve an ancient mansion at the bottom of the sea of Ancient Epidaurus. The underwater conservation activities are part of a pilot training program for the conservation of marine archaeological...

Greece's Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities Celebrates 40 Years

Greece's Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities on Friday celebrated 40 years of documenting and protecting the country's rich underwater heritage. The ephorate presented the latest impressive findings of archaeological research of the 2015-2016 period in a conference at the Acropolis Museum....

23 Ancient Shipwrecks Located Near Greek Island of Ikaria

Important underwater archaeological finds were discovered in the area of Fournoi near the Greek island of Ikaria. In total, traces of 23 wrecks from various eras were located. The operation began on June 8 and was completed on July...

Ancient Underwater Ruins Found on Greek Island of Crete

Modern methods of geoinformatics, such as electrical tomography and magnetic mapping, were used by the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in cooperation with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in an underwater and coastal research carried out from July 21 to 23 and...

First Excavation Season at Cyprus' Nissia Shipwreck Successfully Completed

Cyprus' Department of Antiquities has announced the successful completion of the two-week first excavation season at the Nissia shipwreck, in Paralimni, Cyprus. As explained, the first excavation was focused on the opening of a trial trench in the...

Small Underwater Town Found Off Delos in the Aegean

Remains of an ancient town were discovered on the bottom of the Aegean Sea off the island of Delos, according to a Ministry of Culture announcement. The ruins of an ancient pottery workshop prompted archaeologists to say that this was...

Impressive Antiquities Revealed Off Zakynthos Coast

A submerged underwater archaeological site with extensive sunken architectural remains was found by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities team at a depth of 200 to 600 m. off the Alikanas beach on northeast Zakynthos, the Ionian Sea Island, as...

Samaras Inaugurates Underwater Antiquities Exhibition in Pylos

“We are having a hard time. We will go through even more difficulties. But we are Greeks. And in this country of ours, everything – everywhere you look around - brims with culture. Even our seas,” noted Prime Minister...