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Petros Themelis

Derveni Papyrus Found in Greece: Europe’s Oldest Book

The Derveni Papyrus found in northern Greece is of immense importance, registered by UNESCO in 2015 as the oldest handwritten "book" in Europe

Greek Archaeologist Petros Themelis Who Revived Ancient Messene Dies

Leading Greek archaeologist Petros Themelis, who is best known for pioneering work at the site of Ancient Messene in Southwest Peloponnese, died aged 87, it was announced on Friday. Ancient Messene's extensive site includes a theater (one of the largest...

No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support archaeological research and digs. But the debt crisis and subsequent austerity budget has slashed the...

Ancient Messene Theater Reopens in August

For more than 600 years the ancient theater of Messene had hosted cultural and political events attended by major historical figures of the time, such as King Philip V of Macedonia and the Achean skilled general Philopoemen of Megalopolis....