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Metro extension works unearth the Hellenistic past of Piraeus

The works to extend the Athens metro Line 3 towards Piraeus have included large-scale salvage excavations by archaeologists to depths unusual for such projects, with associated finds that include rare wooden remains from homes and even tree branches of antiquity. The excavations have brought to light more details in the …

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Tenea: Heated baths complex, spectacular findings unearthed in “lost city”

Recent excavations in the archaeological site of the ‘lost city” Tenea have brought o light spectacular findings. The hometown of Oedipus, according to the myth, revealed extensive facilities of public baths, some of them heated, from the Roman era. The entire area dates from the 1st century BC to the …

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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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Excavation in Zominthos, Crete, unearths Linear A tablets, other amazing findings

Zominthos

The Minoan palace of Zominthos in the northern foothills of Mount Ida (Psiloritis)  is developing in one of the best-researched and most important archaeological sites on the island of Crete. This year’s excavation has revealed important and amazing findings. According to the Greek Culture Ministry, one of the findings is …

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Cycladic female figurine unearthed in Akrotiri excavation Santorini

Important findings have been unearthed in the excavation site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. Inside a clay chests from the 16th century BC, archaeologists discovered a Proto-Cycladic female figurine made of marble. The finding delights the community of archaeologists and archaeology fans. Inside rectangular chests made of clay …

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Scandal on Athens wildfires investigation narrowly avoided

A scandal about possible delays and freezing of the investigation about the wildfires in Athens where 99 people lost their lives was narrowly avoided on Tuesday. The prosecutor of Greece’s top court Areios Pagos had to cancel her decision to “freeze” the ongoing investigation conducted by the head of the …

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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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Pikermi excavation: When monkey, giraffes, rhinos and hyenas lived near Athens

It was in 1835, a few years after the founding of the Greek state, when a Bavarian soldier of King Otto’s army walks along the banks of the Great Stream of ​​Pikermi, known today as Valanaris. While searching for something that he could take back to his homeland, he finds …

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DNA analysis sheds light on origins of Minoans and Mycenaeans

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the earliest of the so-called “high cultures” of Europe: they communicated with sophisticated writing systems, painted elaborate frescoes, and—in the case of the Mycenaeans—built fortifications so large that later …

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“Cause of death was chocking,” says coroner about newborn in garbage bin

Shocking details emerge about death of the newborn found in a garbage bin on Monday after the coroner conducted an autopsy. The newborn “was chocked with a rope and the umbilical cord,” media report citing the coroner who has conducted the autopsy. Both the rope and the umbilical cord were …

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“Human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” reason 24 people died in Mandra flash floods, say inspectors

Extreme weather caused the flash floods in Mandra, but “human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” are the causes for the tragedy that took the lives of 24 people in Mandra, West Attica, one and a half month ago. These are the findings of a research conducted by inspectors at the General Inspector …

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Police sees same group behind PASOK HQ attack as against Mexican & French embassies

Greek police sees the urban guerilla group called “Revolutionary Self-Defense” as  behind the attack at the headquarters of PASOK in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to athensnewsagency, the suggestion is confirmed by the findings of a ballistic investigation released on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/EkrB6dOtub — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) November 7, 2017 …

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Amazing artifacts recovered from Antikythera shipwreck (picts, video)

A treasury of incredibly rare artifacts, pieces of bronze and marble statues and a mysterious  have been found in the famous shipwreck of Antikythera Mechanism and recovered by archaeologists and divers. Most spectacularly, it is suggested that a total of seven bronze statues are still waiting to be recovered form …

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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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Athens: Belgian tourist fatally shot by firearm, autopsy finds

The Belgian tourist found dead last week is victim of a crime, autopsy conducted on Monday morning finds. A bullet was found stuck in his head. The mystery around the man remains as so far no family member has reported him missing to police. The 54-year-old man holder of a …

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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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Investigation finds fire in 15th century Ottoman Mosque “was not arson”

The cause of the fire that destroyed the historic 15th century Bayezid Ottoman Mosque last week was not arson. According to the findings of fire brigades investigators, the cause was negligence by the workers team involved in the restoration works. According to state broadcaster ERT, investigation showed that the fire …

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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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Four in Ten Young Greeks would accept Greece’s exit from the EU

92% of young people in Greece do not trust politics. the same attitude is common to 66% of young people in Germany. Almost four in 10 young Greeks do not negatively approach Grexit, that is the possibility of the Greece to leave the European Union. While in Germany only 9% …

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