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Iklaina: The First City-State of Ancient Greece and Europe

The little-known site Iklaina on the Peloponnesian peninsula was a major center of Mycenaean culture; findings now indicate that it was the very first city-state in ancient Greece. Iklaina marks the transition from a world without organized states to a...

Minoans’ Sophisticated Diet Included Imported Spices From Asia

The Minoans were a remarkable people, with a civilization far advanced for its time in many ways, with artwork and palaces replete with riches beyond description; now we can see that their diet was as rich and varied as...

Archaeological Site of Mycenae Reopens After Wildfire

The archaeological site and museum of Mycenae reopened on Tuesday following a fire on Sunday that reached the ancient ruins. On Monday, the Greek Culture ministry made known that the fire did not cause damage to the antiquities. The fire started...

Greece Denies Iconic Lion Gate of Mycenae Damaged After Wildfire

The Lion Gate, the iconic stone archway that serves as the main entrance of the citadel of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, has not been damaged by the wildfire that broke out on Sunday, and there is no damage to...

Mycenae, the Bronze Age Kingdom of Agamemnon, Damaged by Wildfire

Sections of the archaeological site of Mycenae, the bronze age kingdom of Agamemnon, were damaged by a wildfire on Sunday. Visitors and staff at the archaeological site were earlier evacuated as a precaution. In an announcement the Ministry of Culture attempts to...

Unlooted Ancient Tomb Found in Mycenae

Archaeologists have discovered an unlooted chamber tomb, one of the largest in the Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia, Nemea, with many ancient artefacts. The Ministry of Culture and Sports announcement says: "With the excavation of 2018, the unveiling of an impassable...

Watch This Drone Video Capture Ancient Greek Site of Mycenae

The ancient site of Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung of by Homer in his epics, has been captured in all its glory in a drone video. Mycenae, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the...