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Eight Roman era shipwrecks discovered off Greek island of Naxos

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Divers exploring the reef off the coast of Naxos island, were in for a surprise when they discovered a cluster of ancient shipwrecks. Sven Ahrens and …

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Evidence of ritual human sacrifice in the Mycenaean palace of Kydonia, Crete

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In Aulis, it was perhaps a fair wind that had to be secured by Iphigenia’s sacrifice, but in ancient Kydonia, on the Kasteli hill of Chania …

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Ancient faeces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts

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Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and ‘father …

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Results of this year’s research at the ancient harbour of Lechaion

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Research was conducted for the fifth consecutive year at the ancient harbour of Lechaion by the Lechaion Harbour Project. Between October and November 2017, excavations and …

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Australia backs return of Parthenon Marbles

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The premier of the state of Victoria in Australia has thrown his weight behind Greek calls for the return to Greece of the Parthenon Marbles from …

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'Cycladic snapshots of the monuments and their people' at the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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The archaeological exhibition Cycladic snapshots of the monuments and their people has opened at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens. Detail from the mosaic depicting …

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Antiquities looted during Nazi occupation of Greece to be repatriated from Austria

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Twenty six antiquities that were illegally taken out of Greece in the period of Nazi occupation will be repatriated on Monday. Credit: ANA-MPA The repatriation event …