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Priceless Byzantine Mosaic Found under Mosque in Turkey

A 100-square-meter mosaic, which has been preserved in excellent condition, was discovered on the floor of the historic church of Panagia Chrysokefalou, in Ortahisar of Trabzon. The Byzantine church was transformed into a mosque by Muhammad the Conqueror in 1461. The...

1,800-Year-Old Mosaic Found in Ancient City of Perge in Turkey

A 1,800-year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region. Perge excavations head...

Alexander the Great Depicted in Israeli Mosaics

This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel. The mosaic discovered in...

An Identity Crisis for the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* An announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture on 19th January 2015 has revealed that the skeletal remains uncovered by archaeologists in November 2014 within the tomb beneath the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, Greece , comprised around...

Lingering Mysteries of the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* Intriguing enigmas continue to envelop the story of the Amphipolis tomb, Greece . What was the gender of the occupant? When was the tomb sealed? Who was the architect of the monument? This article unravels them all. What...

Archaeologists Uncover Majestic Mosaic in Northern Greece

Archaeologists uncovered another part of the majestic mosaic at the Roman baths in Plotinopolis, Didymoteicho, northern Greece. 90 square meters out of a total of 140 square meters have been currently uncovered and present the unusual - for the area...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 7: The Skeleton

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I have written five more parts since, each showing how the...

Inside the Amphipolis Tomb: First Ever Video Released

The first ever video footage showing the interior of the Amphipolis tomb and excavation site was released earlier today by the Greek Culture Ministry. The 2’.10’’ long video - from which many hours of intermediate excavation process have been removed - reveals impressive...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 6: The Mutilation of the Sculpture

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 5: The Family of the Occupant

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...