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Amazing artifacts recovered from Antikythera shipwreck (picts, video)

A treasury of incredibly rare artifacts, pieces of bronze and marble statues and a mysterious  have been found in the famous shipwreck of Antikythera Mechanism and recovered by archaeologists and divers. Most spectacularly, it is suggested that a total of seven bronze statues are still waiting to be recovered form …

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Portraits and Voices from Greece: Amazing project “Life Narratives” by Nikos Markou

Amazing portraits by photographer Nikos Markou. Young and old Greeks speak about how Politics and Society Impact their Lives. The project “Life Narratives” is a contemporary photographic series based on an audiovisual work, “which seems to engrave history” as the Edge of Humanity Magazine notes. “The portrait sits still as …

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Cultural Heritage Days: Free entrance to archaeological sites, museums Sept 23-24

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry is celebrating the European Days of Cultural Heritage with free entrance to 117 archaeological sites, museums and monuments across Greece. In a statement, the Ministry has a program of cultural events that take place in many museums and archaeological sites. The full program in pdf …

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Tourist steals antiquity stone from the Ancient Theater of Larissa

A tourists could probably not resist the temptation to take a souvenir from the Ancient Theater of Larissa to her home country. Taking advantage of the lack of effective guarding, a tourist grabbed an ancient stone during her visit to the  2,400-year-old antique theater on Tuesday. The stone was in …

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Earthquake faults may have played key role in Ancient Greek sanctuaries

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. Professor of Geoscience Communication Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the University’s Sustainable Earth Institute, has presented several BBC documentaries about the power …

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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete

A local high school teacher has been arrested for the theft of fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, on the island of Crete. A part of the stolen human-like footprints were found in the home of the 55-year-old who is a resident of Kissamos. Security cameras had recorded the thief when …

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Ancient sanctuaries described by Pausanias emerging from underwater in Salamis

An underwater ruin that could be the remains of a public building situated near the port of Salamis in antiquity – possibly one seen and mentioned by the traveler and geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD – is gradually emerging following an archaeological investigation of Ambelakia bay near the …

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6 Greeks, 2 Germans arrested for illegally ‘fishing’ antiquities from the sea

Six Greeks and two German were arrested in the last two days for illegally fishing antiquities in the Greek waters. The Greeks aged 34-50 were arrested in Gytheio in south-east Mani in Peloponnese on Monday afternoon. The men were diving to a roman shipwreck in Limani area. They were arrested …

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Rare 1,500-year-old inscription mentioning Byzantine emperor Justinian has been discovered

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was found intact. It has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City, on the road leading to Damascus Gate. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone …

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Event: Locals revive the Journey of Odysseus in the Ionian Sea

Odysseus: the legendary antique king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, and owner of loyal dog Argos who recognized his master after twenty years of absence. This mythical figure Odysseus is famous for …

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Greece’s Crazy Girl, actress Zoi Laskari, passed away at 73

She was THE beauty of the golden age of the Greek cinema industry and the country’s ‘Crazy Girl’ after a song she sang in one of her best films. Zoi Laskari. She was found dead in her home in Porto Rafti on Friday. She was 73 years old. Crazy Girl …

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Popular singer and song-writer Arleta passes away at 72

Popular Greek singer, song-writer, music composer, and illustrator Arleta passed away at the hospital of Evangelismos on Tuesday. She was 72. Unique presence with ballads, authentic voice, a creative personality. Her songs marked the Greek music scene for more than 50 years. Their is no Greek who did not sing …

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