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Hipparchus’ oldest map of night sky found hidden in Medieval parchment

First known map of night sky found hidden in Medieval parchment. Fabled star catalogue by ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus had been feared lost. A medieval parchment from a monastery in Egypt has yielded a surprising treasure. Hidden beneath Christian texts, scholars have discovered what seems to be part of the …

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Two Eros of Smyrna: Masterpieces of Ancient Greece at Athens Archaeological Museum

“Two Little Eros from Smyrna”: Two masterpieces of the ancient Greek world are to be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens for the first time ever. Occasion for the first exhibit of the Two Little Eros form Smyrna in autumn 2022 is the completion of a century since …

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Ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe, DNA analysis finds

Ancient DNA research has shown that the ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe. The ancient Greeks, at least in Greater Greece, used in their army from time to time mercenaries from very distant places. Wars and mercenaries played an important role in the large-scale movement of people in the …

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More antiquities unearthed during works for Thessaloniki metro

More antiquities have been unearthed during the construction works of the metro in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The finding span from the Proto-Byzantine to the Middle-Byzantine era, that is from from the 4th to 11th centuries AD. According to local media, the antiquities were discovered during works at the southern access …

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Stunning findings unearthed at the Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary

Greek-Swiss excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia have brought to light important new findings on the history of the most significant shrine dedicated to ancient Greek goddess Artemis. The sanctuary is considered the foremost center of her cult and is located just two kilometers east of Amarynthos on the …

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Emblematic director of Acropolis Museum, Dimitris Pandermalis, passes away

The president of the board of directors of the new Acropolis Museum and Archaeology Professor Dimitris Pandermalis, has died at the age of 82. He died in Thessaloniki following a few days of hospitalization. “History can make us wiser,” the emblematic archaeology professor said once about people’s relationship with the …

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Metro stations to turn museums with thousands artifacts found during construction in Thessaloniki

More than 300,000 archaeological artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Many of them will be exhibited at several metro stations, turning them also to museums. She added that a large selection of these artifacts …

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Kore of Thira: Exquisite sculpture on display on Santorini for first time ever

The Kore of Thira, the exquisite female statue of the 7th century BC, will be displayed for the first time ever, in a temporary exhibition at the under construction Museum of Thira on the island of Santorini. The Kore of Thira was discovered in November 2000 in the Sellada cemetery …

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Greek archaeologists call on UNESCO to intervene and save Hagia Sophia

In an open letter to the director general of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, the Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA) sounded the alarm over recent reports of vandalism and damage to the former Orthodox cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which was converted to a mosque in 2020. They also raised concerns …

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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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British Museum optimistic about “Parthenon Marbles Partnership” with Greece

Deputy director of the British Museum, Jonathan Williams, said that a new “cultural exchange” agreement may be on the cards, stressing that this could be a breakthrough on the deadlock over the Parthenon Marbles. The proposal is that the ancient sculptures will loaned only if they are returned to London …

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