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Dragons and cobras dwelled in Greece during the late Miocene

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Palaeontologists announced recently that they discovered fossils of lizards and snakes from the late Miocene at the ravin de la Pluie, a locality near the Axios …

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Restoring the Acropolis’ ‘Lost’ Thrasyllus Monument

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From whatever angle you look at it, the choragic monument of Thrasyllus is impressive. The name given over decades to the cave on the southern slope …

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Greece seeks Parthenon sculpture from German Museum

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Greece’s government is officially asking a German museum for the return of a head sculpture which once graced the Athens Parthenon. Head of centaur from Parthenon …

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The Harbour of Kyllene/Glarentza research programme completed

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The “Harbour of Kyllene/Glarentza” research programme’s main objective was to study the topographic, architectural and geophysical features of the harbour, to investigate the remains of the …

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US billionaire busted with stolen Greek antiquities

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According to US media, police discovered stolen Greek antiquities after raiding the home of billionaire Michael Steinhardt in New York. Several of the artifacts seized from …

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Greece shuts down ancient Nemea site says archaeologist who recovered it

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The American archaeologist who masterminded the recovery of the ancient site in Nemea says that because of lack of guards, the site is in effect off …

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Restoration work completed on facade wall of Herod Atticus Odeion in Athens

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The Ephorate of Antiquities in Athens announced, that maintenance work on the facade wall of the legendary Herod Atticus Odeion in downtown  Athens; near the Plaka …