The Most Important Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2019

2019 was another year of major archaeological discoveries, not only in Greece but across the Mediterranean basin, where the different phases of Greek antiquity...

Man Arrested for Attempting to Sell Head of Ancient Greek Kouros Statue (video)

A rare find of a head of a kouros, the characteristic male statues from the 6th century BC in Greece, was confiscated by the...

Virtual Tour of Ancient Thessaloniki Reveals the City’s Magnificent Past (video)

It is known to almost everyone that Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a massive open museum, covering numerous different periods of Greece's antiquity. There is...

”Europa Nostra” Group Demands Preservation of Thessaloniki Metro Antiquities

The reaction against the recent decision by Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAΣ) to temporarily remove the spectacular archaeological finds from Venizelos station in Thessaloniki's...

Greek Archaeologists Rule Thessaloniki’s Antiquities Must Be Removed for Metro Construction

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has given the green light for the removal of the many antiquities discovered during works for the construction of...

Authorities Approve Restoration of Ancient Amphipolis Monument in Macedonia

The Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) unanimously approved a study on how best to stabilize, restore and display the Casta Hill Monument at...

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to...

Gold-Lined Tombs Discovered in Ancient Greek City of Pylos

Two American archaeologists announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered two magnificent tombs at the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern...

Could Greece Force EU to Demand Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit?

As Britain leaves the European Union, it is taking with it one of its members' most invaluable cultural treasures. It is likely now that...

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Asian Monkeys?

Scientists have debated for years over why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini depict...

Shipwreck From the Time of Jesus Christ Discovered Off Greece’s Kefallonia

Greek scientists have discovered a Roman shipwreck dating back to the time of Jesus Christ near the island of Kefallonia (Cepahlonia), in the Ionian...

Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, a geographer from the Greek colony of Massalia, the modern-day city of Marseille in southern France, was the first-ever Mediterranean person...

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