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Hundreds of Ancient Ornate Rock-Cut Tombs Intrigue Archaeologists

Archaeologists are feverishly uncovering and studying hundreds of ornate, rock-cut tombs carved out of a towering cliff in Blaundos, Uşak, Turkey - a city that was named after a commander in the army of Alexander the Great. Inhabited for centuries...

Byzantine Warrior With Gold-Threaded Jaw Found in Greece

A Byzantine warrior whose previously-broken jaw was mended with gold thread has been unearthed in Greece; new scholarship has revealed that he had been operated on using a technique propounded by the Greek physician Hippocrates 1,800 years earlier. Killed on...

The Rich History of the Acropolis of Lindos

The history of the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes is as old as the history of Ancient Greece, as tradition has Lindos participating in the Trojan War

Akrotiri, Santorini – The Bronze Age City Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Akrotiri, the 3,600-year-old city on the island of Santorini buried by ash from a gigantic volcanic eruption in 1650 BC, frozen in its Bronze Age glory, serves as an exquisite time capsule for contemporary archaeologists who learn more every...

Ancient Cemetery Discovered Under Street in Larnaca, Cyprus

An ancient cemetery was found as a result of anti-flooding works in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus. Dating back to the 12th century BC, but in use up to Roman times, the find is considered quite significant by archaeologists. The cemetery,...

Statue of Ancient Greek Goddess Hygieia Unearthed in Turkey

A statue of the ancient Greek goddess Hygieia, the goddess of health and cleanliness, was unearthed on Thursday in Aizanoi, in what is now central Turkey. Viewed as the guardian or the personification of health, the goddess is always portrayed...

Neolithic-Era Homes, Street Found at Catalhoyuk Site in Turkey

Neolithic-era homes and a street were found during the most recent excavations at Çatalhöyük, in Turkey, near the Greek city of Ikonion.

Archaeologists Find New Treasures at the Temple of Artemis in Evia

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the Temple of Artemis, which is located east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece.

New Secrets Unearthed at Minoan Palace of Zominthos on Crete

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig. It was found in this summer's dig that the original structure...

Seventh-Century BC Artifacts Found in Lesvos Archaeological Dig

On Lesvos, three buildings were brought to light recently in the excavation of the castle of Agioi Theodoroi, identified as ancient Antissa.