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Hidden Byzantine Church in Constantinople Revealed in All Its Glory

Recently published photos of an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul reveals a hidden church and holy spring dating back to the days of the Byzantine Empire. The site is located on Amiral Tadfil Street in the very...

Archives, Possible Throne Room Discovered in Ancient Palace on Crete

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday that a new storage room for valuables in Zominthos Palace, on the plateau of Mount Psiloritis on Crete, was discovered at the sprawling site during this year's excavation season. Supporting evidence for the Palace...

Major Archaeological Discoveries Made in Neolithic Site in Central Greece

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday afternoon, regarding recent discoveries in a neolithic settlement that is located in Phthiotis region and dates back to 6,000 - 5,800 BC. The settlement, known to archaeologists as Koutroulou Magoula, from...

Santorini Excavation Brings to Light Impressive New Findings

The ongoing research in Akrotiri on Santorini gradually has revealed a place of rituals, very close to Xesti 3, an important public building with rich fresco decorations on the southern boundary of the settlement. According to archaeologists, the excavation finds...

Greece's New Archaeological Discovery: The Ancient City of Kythnos (photos)

The archaeological excavation that took place during this summer in Greece’s island of Kythnos unearthed some very important discoveries from the past of the island and its people. The excavation took place in the ancient town of Kythnos, where today’s Vryocastro...

Ruins of Ancient Greek City Found on Mount Pindos

Archaeologists were stunned to find the ruins of an unknown ancient city which dates back to the 4th century BC, at an altitude of 1,200 meters on the Greek mountain of Pindos. It is believed to be the highest...

Audit Court Approves Budget for Excavations at Thessaloniki Metro

An Audit Court approved earlier today the disbursement of 25 million euros for archaeological excavations at the Metro construction site in Thessaloniki, Greece. This decision essentially unblocks the way for the completion of the biggest transport project in the city’s history....

Tomb Dated Back to Greek-Roman Period Found in Alexandria

A tomb dated back to the Greek-Roman Era was found in Alexandria, Egypt. Archaeologists discovered the grave, which is dug into a rock and has a yard with columns in the center of the burial place. Excavations were undertaken over the last...

Ancient Greek Murder Court Found in Athens

Part of the ancient Greek court Palladion, which tried murder cases from Classical until the Roman Ages, was discovered along with movable findings in downtown Athens. In the 60's, archaeologist Ioannis Travlos discovered another part of the court, including the...

Greek Sanctuary Excavated Near Lamia

It was a matter of luck that Greek archaeologists discovered a so far unknown santuary. Supervising archaeologist Maria-Fotini Papakonstantinou told  "The Times of Malta" that it has been "a race against time" for them to study and transfer the findings. Time was their...