excavations

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...

The Priceless Ancient Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus, featuring lush green vegetation, towering trees, abundant springs and a navigable river, lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians. This area of extraordinary historical importance is located within the...

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...

Mesmerizing Photo the Moment Ancient Masterpiece is Unearthed at Delphi

Delphi, Greece, 1894. Archaeologists and workers pose in front of the magnificent statue of Antinous which was unearthed near the Temple of Apollo in the sanctuary at Delphi. The statue was discovered by a team of French archaeologists who in 1891...

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...

5 Major Greek Archaeological Finds of 2015

This year was eventful for Greece, especially in regards to the political and economic developments, however, a quick look in the past year also shows that 2015 was a year for major archaeological discoveries. The following list includes the...

Downed Greek Warplane Possibly Located in Cyprus

Cypriot officials announced on Thursday that a downed Greek wartime aircraft may have been located during excavations, near a memorial on the outskirts of Nicosia, Cyprus. The aircraft is said to have been downed by friendly fire in the...

Mystery of Infant Skeletons Found in Athens Ancient Agora Well Solved

American magazine Newsweek, citing a study that was published in the academic journal Hesperia, recently reminded its readers of the unusual and heinous findings archaeologists making excavations in the Ancient Agora of Athens in the 1930s discovered. Researchers found around 450 skeletons inside an...

An Identity Crisis for the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* An announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture on 19th January 2015 has revealed that the skeletal remains uncovered by archaeologists in November 2014 within the tomb beneath the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, Greece , comprised around...