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Impressive Mycenaean chamber tomb from 14c BC discovered in Orchomenos

A chamber tomb of significant archaeological importance has been discovered in Orchomenos, Viotia, Greece’s Ministry of Culture & Sports announced on Monday. Describing the discovery as  “one of the largest Mycenaean carved chamber tombs ever found in Greece,”  a Ministry statement said that the construction of the chamber tomb dates …

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Greek Film Center invites photographers to showcase Greece

The Greek Film Commission and the Greek Film Center invites professional photographers, directors of photography in audiovisual works, location managers, as well as to lovers of photography to contribute to the creation of a Photo Gallery of Greece. Asked are pictures from across the country with a ‘cinematic look.’ Traditional …

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2,500-year-old Greek god found in the bottom of Kerch Bay in Crimea

Russian constructors have found  the head of a 2,500-year-old terracotta statue of a Greek god during underwater construction operation off the Crimean Peninsula, according to recent media reports in Russia. Chief of the underwater archaeology unit of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergei Olkhovskiy has announced that the discovery of …

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Samos: Eupalinos Tunnel, the Masterpiece of Ancient Engineering, opens to public

One of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times, a Greek wonder on the island of Samos, the 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel re-opened to the public this week following extensive restoration works. The 1,036m tunnel or Eupalinian aqueduct was excavated more than 2,500 years ago from both ends using …

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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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Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza. The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city. The square has an oval shape …

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Archaeology: the “Oldest Hug in the world” excavated in Greece

What media call “the oldest hug” in the world was excavated in Greece. Two human skeletons of a man and a woman were found in embracing position, buried together  in the surroundings of cave Alepotrypa in Diros area, in South-Westen Peloponesse, not far away from the city of Gytheio. Nearby, …

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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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Greece Exclusive: Build your house on an archaeological site and get away with it!

The Greece is a country where everybody does whatever he pleases and goes unpunished is not a secret. A little bribe here, a little indifference there, lack of good manners, culture, and equality before the law create a dangerous and immoral cocktail that seems to prevail and corrupt the citizens.  These ‘national’ characteristics …

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Egypt’s Alexandria Library under looters’ threat – Director thanks Youth for Protection

After the shocking damages of world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in Cairo’s Museum, another collection hosting world heritage is under the threat of  looters and vandals: The New Library of Alexandria, the Biblioteca Alexandrina.    In a letter published on the official website of  Biblioteca Alexandrina the director of  Egypt’s second largest Egyptian …

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Athens: Visit the 2,500 years old girl Myrtis (photos,video)

“Myrtis” was a girl of approximately 11 years old when she died from typhoid plague that hit ancient Athens between 426-430 BC . Myrtis’ remains were discovered in a mass grave together with 150 skeletal remains of men, women and children archaeologists believe they died from the plague.  2,500 years later Myrtis’ bust has …

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