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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...

New Pictures from Minoan Palace of Zominthos Released

Greece's Ministry of Culture has released new pictures of findings from the Minoan palace of Zominthos in Psiloritis, Crete. The underground palace of Zominthos which was discovered in the 1980s, revealed more  secrets in this year's excavation that took place...

Archaeologist Claims to Have Unlocked Phaistos Disk Mystery

The goddess of love, the Minoan Astarte, is the key figure that unlocks the mystery of the Phaistos Disk, according to linguist, archaeologist and coordinator of the program Erasmus of Crete Technological Institute; Gareth Owens. Speaking to the ANA -...