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First underwater archaeological museum inaugurated off Alonisos (video)

The first underwater museum in Greece was inaugurated off coast of the island of Alonisos, Sporades, on Saturday. Shipwreck Peristera is now the oldest marine archaeological site that can be visited. The inauguration ribbon was cut in the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea at a depth of 25 …

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Kasos: Ancient shipwrecks discovered in SE Aegean (pictures)

Five shipwrecks, large sections of their cargoes and the possible remains of an ancient port have been discovered in the sea area of the island of Kasos in south-eastern Greece. A particularly remarkable finding  is a shipwreck of the late Classical period, which had five stone anchors in pyramid-like shape …

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Amazing findings from Lord Elgin’s shipwreck “Mentor”

Archaeologists and divers have brought into light amazing findings from the historic shipwreck “Mentor. By order of Lord Elgin, the brig that was carrying stolen goods from the Acropolis and Athens monument to Great Britain. It sunk off the island of Kythira in south Peloponnese in September 1802. Salvage work …

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Ancient Kouros statues discovered by farmer trying to plant olive trees

A farmer in Atalanti, Central Greece, wanted to plant olive trees, but found an ancient statue of a Kouros instead. While the farmer was preparing the soil in his plot, his tools hit something that looked like a statue. He informed authorities that started a broader excavation and the result …

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Piece of οlive tree found on Therasia places Minoan volcano eruption earlier

A piece of olive tree found on Therasia will move the date of the explosion of the Santorini volcano a few decades later than currently estimated. The wood was found in the area “Kimissi Thirassias”, the prehistoric settlement which lies on a hillside of the island once connected to Thira …

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Marble tombstone from 360 BC back to Greece before auctioned in London

An Ancient Greek marble tombstone return to its home in Greece before it was sold at an action of antiquities at the Sotheby’s house of London. The Greek Ministry of Culture said the engraved tombstone from the Attica  was illegally exported form Greece and was repatriated on September 7, 2018. …

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Treasury of findings on islet off Kythnos confirm habitation since 3000 BC

Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of findings on the islet Vryokastraki off Kythnos confirming signs of habitation stretching from the Early Cycladic era around 3000 BC until the 7th and 8th century AD. The excavation on the islet Vryokastraki off the island of Kythnos in the Aegean Sea, brought to …

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Late Minoan Treasuries: The Unlooted Tomb by Ierapetra, Crete (picts)

It needed a local farmer, his truck and a parking attempt to have archaeologists unearth an rare treasury, the unlooted chamber tomb dated to the Late Minoan IIIA-B period by Ierapetra, Crete. The chamber tomb can be dated approximately from 1400 to 1200 BC, the Greek Culture Ministry said on …

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Amazing findings in Apollo Sanctuary excavation on Despotiko

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the latest important findings in the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of  Ancient god Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko west of the island of Antiparos in the Cyclades, Central Aegean Sea. Excavation conducted on Despotiko between 28. May – 6 July 2018, …

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Pyramid island Keros in the Aegean reveals its stunning prehistoric secrets

Keros has been long famous for its flat-faced Cycladic marble statues. Latest excavations on the island reveal that the ancient inhabitants had an advanced system of plumbing long before the Mycenaeans built it in the palace of Knossos. Around 4,500 years ago, ancient engineers and workers terraced the little island …

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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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