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Archaeologist May Have Found Tomb of Alexander the Great’s Mother

If a Greek archaeologist is correct, the tomb belonging to Olympias, Alexander the Great's mother, may have been found in Korinos Pieria, in central Macedonia. The possible discovery of the long-sought tomb of the greatest of Greece's historic generals and...

Greece Grants Eldorado Permits for Gold Mine Projects

The Canadian mining firm Eldorado Gold Corp confirmed on Tuesday that it has received installation permits for both its stalled Skouries mine project and the Olympias mine from Greece’s Ministry of Energy and Environment. The permit will allow for the installation of...

Calling All Rowers: Ancient Trireme "Olympias" Set to Sail (video)

The trireme "Olympias," the world's only working model of an ancient trireme, will be available again this summer to the public for tours. The iconic ship of classical Athens led to its total dominance of the seas in those centuries....

Taking an Afternoon Odyssey in an Ancient Greek Warship

“The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains lie between us,” wrote Homer in The Iliad. Luckily for Greek Reporter and over 100 paying guests this week, the seas were smooth for an afternoon voyage on the...

Eldorado Gold Gets Two Permits to Operate in Northern Greece, More Permits Due

The back and forth discussions between the Greek State and Eldorado Gold mining company continues, with the Canadian company receiving two of the permits required to continue its operation in Olympias, in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece. This is a positive development...

Greece to Grant Permits for Eldorado's Olympias Project ‘this Week’

Greece will grant Canada’s Eldorado Gold outstanding permits for its Olympias project this week, Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Wednesday. Dozens of Eldorado Gold workers rallied outside the environment and enery ministry in Athens on Wednesday to...

Eldorado Gold Suspends Investment in Greece

Canada’s Eldorado Gold Corp said on Monday it would suspend investment at its mines and development projects in Greece due to a delay in obtaining permits from the Greek government. This represents a major blow to the recent efforts of...

Greek Government Grants Eldorado Gold Permit for Olympias Mine

The Greek government has granted Hellas Gold, a subsidiary of Canada's Eldorado Gold, a license for the Olympias mine in northern Greece. The company made the announcement on Tuesday, after Greece's Environment and Energy Ministry gave the mining company the...

Did the Amphipolis Tomb Commemorate Hephaistion?

By Andrew Chugg* The archaeological team responsible for the recent excavation campaigns at the Amphipolis Tomb gave a lecture on 30th September 2015 in which they presented evidence which they argued indicates that the monument was built on the orders...

The Carbon-14 Dating of the Amphipolis Tomb

*By Andrew Chugg At the end of January this year the Greek Ministry of Culture commissioned various tests on the bones found in the burial chamber of the Amphipolis tomb. These were specified to include carbon-14 (radiocarbon) dating. Additionally, it...