New DNA Tests Show Minoans’ European Origins

A recently conducted DNA analysis on the remains of Minoans' skeletons found mainly in a cave in Lassithi, Crete, suggest beyond any doubt and...

The Famous Palace of Knossos and its History

Knossos, the famous Minoan Palace lies five kilometers southeast of Heraklion, in the valley of the river Kairatos, in Crete. Ιn Greek mythology, the...

Greek Antiquities Pillaged By Nazis

The pillaging of Greek antiquities during the German Occupation of WWII could surpass more than 8,500, according to the journalist Giorgos Lekakis. If those...

Thessaloniki Metro Passes Ancient Finds

There has been a long debate on the Thessaloniki railway network excavations and whether Thessaloniki’s Pompeii will be saved instead of being covered by...

International Scientific Conference in Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the Western Peloponnese, has been appointed for symbolic reasons as venue of the International...

Chaniotis Explains Ancient Greek Graffiti

Angelos Chaniotis, the Greek professor of Ancient History and Classics in the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton university gave a speech under the...

Free Admission To Greek Museums April 18

To mark World Heritage Day,  there was no admission fee for museums and archaeological sites around Greece is free on April 18. World Heritage Day...

Area Linked to 1821 Proclaimed Historical

Following the positive and unanimous approval of the Greek Central Archaeological Council, which met the local community’s longstanding demand, the area in Arkadia has...

Digital Museum For Plato’s Academy

A digital museum will be created at the site of Plato’s Academy in an Athens neighborhood. The project was approved on April 11 by...

Greece’s Museums Losing Visitors, Money

Beset by strikes amid constant protests and riots over austerity measures in 2012, Greece's museums saw a 2.8 percent drop in visitors, and a...

Pella Ancient Agora Excavations to Continue

After the approval of the Central Archaeological Council, excavations at the Ancient Agora of Pella will continue for another five years under Ioannis Akamatis,...

Neanderthal Bones in Greek Cave

In the cave Kalamakia, which is located in the Peloponnese, Neanderthal bones and tools were discovered. This could mean that the area may have...

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