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Despotiko: Ancient restaurant for ritual meals discovered in Apollo sanctuary

The small island of Despotiko although uninhabited repletes with archaeological treasures of priceless worth and great importance. Recent excavations revealed an ancient restaurant for ritual meals, right next to the temple devoted to ancient Greek god Apollo. The first ancient restaurant of the Aegean is on Depsotiko, southwest from the …

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Ancient Greece: Underwater research reveals port of Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Archaeological underwater research in the east coast of the island of Salamina revealed part of the port where the fleet of the alliance of the Greek-city states had gathered before the legendary Battle of Salamis against the Persian empire in 480 BC. The battle of Salamis is one of the …

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Amphipolis: Five skeletons in the tomb; VIP-dead was a woman; Olympias scenario

Greek Culture Ministry released new information and new pictures regarding the mystery ancient tomb of Apmphipolis. The dead  buried in Amphipolis tomb were five,” a press release uploaded in the Ministry website said, adding that that “one skeleton belonged to a woman, two to men, one to a newborn, while …

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Amphipolis: archaeologists discover skeleton and nails from wooden coffin

The tomb of Amphipolis rewards excavators! According to a press release issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday, archaeologists discovered a human skeleton and several nails apparently from a wooden coffin. The findings have been discovered under the floor of the third chamber of the tomb, in a …

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Amphipolis: Much Ado about a mysterious tomb without dead?

Excavations in the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis seem to have hit the big wall of deadlock. After having horizontally dug through three chambers, archeologists realized that there is no a fourth chamber, no sarcophagus, no bones of the deceased, no… nothing. so, the whole of the huge tomb was set …

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Amphipolis: Sphinxes’s wings discovered; Video from inside the tomb released

Greek Culture Ministry released footage from inside the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis. In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, the Culture Ministry briefed also about the lasted findings of the ongoing excavations.              Sphinx wing fragment The latest findings unearthed are 1. fragments of the wings of the …

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Amphipolis: archaeologists discover missing Sphinx head

One surprise follows the next: archaeologists discovered the head of one of the Sphinxes guarding the entrance of the ancient tomb in Amphipolis. The head made of marble was found in behind the wall after the third chamber in the inner of the tomb. The head is 0.60m high and …

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Amphipolis’ Kebab & Persephone’s Gyros: 4,000 vendors want to open souvlaki grills near the ancient tomb

Funding the excavations and promoting the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an inner desire: to see the area blooming and attract thousands if not millions tourists every year.  Growth and development and revenues at full speed. And, indeed.  Samaras’ wish seems to come into fulfillment, …

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Amphipolis tomb: Professor claims “the Feet of Caryatids are Greek” and triggers outrage

A Forestry Professor who apparently loves to pseydo-analyses the origins of ancient statues based on podiatric criteria sent an e-mail to the press woman in charge for the communication of the excavations in ancient tomb of Amphipolis; Yes, we have such a position here: press office of Amphipolis tomb excavations…  …

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UPD Greek engineers warn: “Acropolis is crumbling!”

As if taxes wouldn’t cause enough crumbling in our pockets now a new disaster emerges on the horizon of the crisis-ridden country. Our beloved Acropolis, the Monument of Monuments, is crumbling! Engineers investigating the rockfall of last January found out that  part of the huge rock on which the Parthenon …

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