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Spectacular Ancient Mosaic Discovered in Paphos, Cyprus

A spectacular ancient mosaic floor in Cyprus that was part of a Hellenistic period building is among the important finds at Kato Paphos.

Why was the Ancient Greek City of Hadrianopolis Abandoned?

Turkish archaeologists believe they will soon solve the mystery regarding the ancient Greek city of Hadrianopolis, located in the Eskipazar district of the Black Sea province of Karabuk, which was mysteriously abandoned. Ibrahim Sahin, the culture and tourism director of...

Remains of Female Clergy Found in Mysterious Byzantine Basilica in Israel

The ruins of a spectacular Byzantine-era basilica with intricate mosaics, unearthed in the Mediterranean city of Ashdod, Israel, have also proven to be the the site of a mass grave, according to recent research. The enormous basilica not only has...

Nea Moni Monastery, A Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

The Nea Moni Monastery on the Greek island of Chios is a treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Stunning Mosaics Using Expired Pills Created by Greek Doctor

Eleni Ioannidou, a doctor at the Rethymno Hospital, has been creating lately impressive mosaics using just expired pills.

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

Artist Creates Stunning Mosaics of Greek Independence Heroes

Greek mosaic artist Grigoris Kalagias creates stunning artworks which help to keep his country's history alive and accessible.

What Will Happen Now to Hagia Sophia's Byzantine Mosaics?

Following Turkey's decision to annul the 1934 conversion of Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its reconversion into a mosque, questions are asked about the fate of numerous mosaics that decorate several of its interior...

German Tourist Returns Ancient Mosaics Taken from Greece in the 1960s

Fragments of three floor mosaics removed from archaeological sites in the 1960s were returned to Greece on October 10, the culture and sports ministry said in an announcement on Wednesday. The three fragments were sent in the post to the...

Looted Cyprus Mosaics Discovered

Priceless mosaics looted from a church in Cyprus and missing for decades have been found, according to a foundation which campaigns against art theft. A mosaic of St Mark and fragment of another depicting Christ were originally part of artwork...