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Ancient Salamis Reveals More Long-Lost Secrets

The latest archaeological discoveries on the historic island of Salamis, off the coast of Attica, Greece, shed new light on the life in the ancient city of the same name from the Classical era onward. The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities...

Ancient Aqueduct, Thousands of Hellenistic Artifacts Uncovered in Piraeus

Greek archaeologists unearthed an ancient aqueduct and thousands of objects and artifacts dating from Hellenistic and Roman times during the excavations for the expansion of the Athens metro line to Pireaus. Some of the artifacts will frame the permanent exhibition...

Twenty-Million-Year-Old Petrified Trees Discovered During Excavations on Lesvos

Two gigantic petrified trees, lying one on top of another, were discovered during recent salvage excavations conducted by the Petrified Forest Natural History Museum of Lesvos in cooperation with PPC Renewables. The 21- and 23-meter (75 foot) long trunks, from...

City Under a City: Metro Reveals Thessaloniki's Ancient Past (video)

The metro construction in Greece's Thessaloniki has brought ancient ruins from the city's life back in the 4th century BC to the surface. The excavation has brought to light Thessaloniki's central 6th-century highway, a marble plaza, a fountain and a...

Rare Photos Emerge of First Excavations at Sacred Delos Island

Rare photographs of the excavations at the Greek island of Delos from the 19th Century have come to light in a book by French archaeologists. The book "Delos 1873-1913" sheds light on the challenges facing the scientists and other skilled...