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Hellenistic-Era Sanctuary Uncovered in Central Greece

Ancient Greek and Hellenistic era structures were discovered by the in the archaeological site of Skiathas, in Larissa, central Greece the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport announced on Friday. According to the announcement, the excavations took place in an...

The Glorious History of the Hellenistic City of Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes, an ancient Greek city on the eastern side of the Orontes River, was one of the most glorious of all the Greek cities in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of people in its golden...

Undersea Eastern Port of Alexandria Reveals 2,000-Year-Old Secrets

Franck Goddio, the marine archaeologist who discovered the underwater city of eastern Alexandria and Heracleion, Egypt, will hold a presentation in December highlighting many of the discoveries he has made in the last 25 years. The talk, which will be...

Hellenistic-Era Fortress From 2nd Century BC Discovered in Israel

Excavations undertaken by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in that country's Lachish Forest in Judea, this past week revealed the extensive remains of a Hellenistic-era fortress that was destroyed in a Jewish revolt that took place in 112 BC. In...

The Stunning Greek Mosaics of Zeugma are Archaeological Treasures

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

Roman-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off Greece’s Kassos Island

Α Roman-era shipwreck, and evidence of other shipwrecks dating back to Greece's classical and Hellenistic eras, has been discovered in the sea off the island of Kassos, according to a Culture Ministry announcement made on Tuesday. Kassos is the southernmost...

Fortress Town of Osdina Opens to Public

The remarkable fortified settlement of Osdina or Ouzdina in the region of Thesprotia, western Greece, opened to the public Tuesday, October 20, under the name "Archaeological Park of Byzantine-Post Byzantine Settlement of Ouzdina". The abandoned fortress-town of Ouzdina, that was...

Greek Bronzes To Be Exhibited in U.S. and Italy

Monumental bronze sculptures from major museums worldwide, including Greek ones, will be displayed in Florence, Los Angeles and Washington next year in an exhibition entitled “Monumental Bronzes of the Hellenistic World.” The artworks will be on display at Palazzo Strozzi...

Hellenistic, Ottoman-Era Shipwrecks Found Near Cyprus

Two shipwrecks off Cyprus - from ancient Greece and the Ottoman times - have been discovered, among others, after a two-week long exploration of the American E/V Nautilus in the deep ocean. Headed by the famous oceanographer and underwater archaeologist...