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The Scholars who Deciphered the Ancient Greek Script Linear B

If not for the incredible determination and talent of two scholars, Alice Kober and Michael Ventris, the ancient Greek script Linear B would likely remain a mystery today. While many linguists and archaeologists contributed to the decipherment of the script,...

DNA Analysis Sheds Light on Minoan and Mycenaean Genetic Origins

  For the first time, scientists have obtained genetic material and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to five thousand years ago. The new analysis suggests that the Minoans and Mycenaeans share a great deal...

Archaeologist Solves Mystery of the Phaistos Disc in Greece

The mystery of the Minoan Phaistos Disc has been "solved by 99 percent" says linguist and archaeologist Gareth Owens.

Groundbreaking Research Shows Today’s Greeks Like Those of 2,000 BC

An anthropological DNA research project which sequenced the genes of ancient populations found that modern Greeks are genetically similar.

Evidence Suggests Modern Greeks Have DNA Links to Mycenaeans

DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled Greece from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC.

Ruins of Thriving Minoan Settlement Discovered on Crete

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday, informing the public about the important results of a recent archaeological excavation conducted on Crete. The most recent dig was were undertaken on the tiny islet of Chrysi (Gold) off the...

More Details of Minoan Palace Found in Crete Come to Light

This year's excavations in the Minoan Palace of Zorinthos in Crete revealed important information on the Paleopalatial period (1900-1700 BC). The findings of the excavation headed by the Honorary Director of Antiquities Dr. Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki indicate that the complex was a...

Archaeological Excavation Uncovers Ancient Minoan Graves on Crete

Two burials with rich grave goods were found in a pit from the Middle Minoan IA era (2100-2000 BC) in Siteia, NE Crete, during excavations of a palace-related cemetery. The excavations took place for 14 years under Director Emerita of...

Coca-Cola Launches New Bottle Design Inspired by Crete's Minoan Civilization

Coca-Cola Greece has launched a bottle design celebrating the Greek island of Crete’s rich culture and history. The design was inspired by Minoan civilization and Cretan mythology and uses the power of the world’s most recognized brand to promote Crete as...

Cretan Tombs to Give Up Even More Ancient Treasures

Ancient tombs found by accident in an olive grove in Ierapetra, Crete could be the beginning of an important discovery, as what looks like a third burial site has been found. As deputy mayor Argyris Pantazis told Cretapost.gr, the olive grove...