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Farmer Discovers Rare Tombstone from Late Minoan III Period on Crete (Photos)

A farmer in Kentri Ierapetra on Crete attempted to park his vehicle in the shade of an olive tree and by pure chance, the...

Archaeologists Discover ‘Masterpiece’ Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever...

Experience Knossos Like Never Before With a 3D Tour of the Minoan Palace! (Video)

Every year people visiting Crete stop by the ruins of the ancient city of Knossos to experience what remains from the capital of Minoan...

Knossos, the Capital of Minoan Civilization Still Has More Treasures to Reveal

The newest discoveries on Crete at the site of the ancient city of Knossos suggest that the capital of the Minoan Civilization was much...

Scientific Paper Proves That Minoan Civilization Originated in Europe

"The first advanced Bronze Age civilization of Europe was established by the Minoans about 5,000 years before present," the new article, entitled "A European population in...

Santorini Volcano Returns to Dormant State

After three years of increased activity the volcano on the Greek island of Santorini has returned to its dormant state, according to the newspaper...

The “First CD-ROM” Phaistos Disc, Stores Prayer to Mother

The first ever CD-ROM, the infamous and enigmatic Phaistos Disc that was made 4,000 years before the development of computer science, is believed to have...

Crete: German Builds Houses With Mud and Blue Cheese

The 63-year-old German engineer, Mario Zomer, does not require the help of the Greek government, Troika or the government of his native country. He was...

The Food of Ancient Cretans

The American anthropologist and archaeologist, Jerolyn Morrison, stated that 100 years ago, Cretans used to eat food that was more similar to the food...

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...

Crete Wants Minoans on UNESCO List

Crete  is still pushing for Knossos to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is now preparing a new folder titled Minoan civilization, which will...

Santorini’s Prehistoric Akrotiri Harbor Studied

Research that began earlier this year is still underway at the lost port of Akrotiri on Santorini island. Akrotiri is the name of the...

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