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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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Ben Needham: Police digs land plot on Kos, finds light coloured fabric & dozens of bones

British and Greek police teams digging an olive grove on the island of Kos discovered pieces of light coloured fabric. 21-month-old Ben Needham  was wearing a white T-shirt when he went missing on the island of Kos in July 1991. According to Daily Mail, Ben was wearing a white buttoned …

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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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