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Officials Planning WiFi for 20 Popular Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece

Twenty of the most important Greek archaeological sites and museums will have Wi-Fi internet access as of this summer, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Tuesday. They include Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, Delphi and Delos, the Byzantine and...

Greek Culture Ministry Seeks to Declare Elliniko as Archaeological Site

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning on declaring the old Athens Airport (Elliniko) as an archaeological site, as well as the area surrounding it. This would complicate plans to develop the area, only two months after the Hellenic Republic...

Ancient Artifacts Found on Greek National Highway to Be Guarded

Construction work at Ionia Odos in Greece has led to the discovery of numerous archaeological finds. A few days ago, the Greek Infrastructure Ministry approved to carry out further work on the conservation or the removal of antiquities in...

Macedonian-Era Tomb Discovered During Public Works in Pella

A Macedonian era tomb was discovered within the modern settlement of Pella during sewage network constructions. According to a Culture Ministry announcement 'the interest in the new Macedonian tomb lays in its architecture. The tomb was robbed in the antiquity...

Athens to Host 28th Panorama of European Cinema

The longest-running film festival in Athens returns for the 28th consecutive year, between November 26-December 2, providing the audience with the opportunity to be the first to watch movies that will leave a strong imprint on the current film...

Greek and American Archaeologists Discover Parts of Mycenaean Throne

Archaeologists have possibly found a part of the ancient Mycenaean Kingdom's throne, according to a report by "Real news." The article notes that this part of the throne, which is estimated to have been built around the 13th century B.C., was found a...

New Findings Unearthed in the Asklepieion of Ancient Pheneos

New impressive findings have come to light in the archaeological excavations at the site of the Asklepieion in ancient Pheneos, in the Peloponnese, the Cultute ministry said on Wednesday. Among them are a pedestal on which originally stood two bronze...

Lack of Staff Keeps UNESCO Heritage Temple of Apollo Epicurius Closed on Weekends

The ancient Greek Temple of Apollo Epicurius is open to visitors only on weekdays from 08.00-15.00 (local time) and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays, the country’s Culture ministry said in a press release, responding to media reports criticizing...

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...

Amphipolis Tomb Mystery Remains Unsolved Due to Greek Crisis

A year ago archaeologists came across a unique monument, the largest ancient Greek tomb that has ever been found in the country. The Amphipolis tomb, built on Casta hill, near Serres, northern Greece, attracted media attention from across the globe since it was believed...