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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...

Ancient City of Magdala Unearthed Near Tiberias, Israel

The ancient city of Magdala, prominently mentioned in the Bible as the hometown of Jesus Christ's disciple Mary Magdalene, was uncovered recently in excavations that took place when a retreat complex was constructed outside Tiberias, Israel. Archaeologists state that what...

Israeli Mom And Daughter Discover Clay Lamp from Hellenistic Period

An Israeli mother and her daughter discovered an ancient clay candle holder dating back to the Hellenistic period – when Judah Maccabee fought against the ruler of Antiochus 2,200 years ago. While making their way through the mounds near 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...

Lake Karla: Important Archaeological Discoveries

A farm-house, a Neolithic settlement, an inn, a ceramic furnace and scores of artifacts were discovered by archaeologists at Lake Karla located in Thessaly. These discoveries were made during the excavations which aimed to turn the lake into a...

Ancient Gold Wreath In Thessaloniki Subway

The ongoing dig for the Thessaloniki subway system has uncovered another gold wreath, which was found during the last excavation for what will the Republic Station stop. The wreath was found inside a large box-type Macedonian tomb on the head...