Category Archives: Greece

Ancient Pagan Ritualistic Artifacts Discovered in Israel Show a Link With Mycenaean Greece

Archaeologists working in a planned construction area for the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered more than 100 artifacts that were used in ancient pagan rituals. 3,500-year-old incense vessels and decorative ritual cups were found buried in a rock hollow. Professor … Continue reading

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Scaffolding Removed from the Parthenon

The scaffolding that has surrounded the Parthenon for 30 years has been temporarily removed. The famous Greek temple has been undergoing extensive restoration work, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013. Some scaffolding will be returned in September of … Continue reading

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Heavy Underwater Cage Installed Around Ancient Greek Shipwreck to Protect It From Looters

Authorities in Croatia have installed a locked underwater metal cage around a 2nd century Greek shipwreck in order to protect the well-preserve cargo, valued at roughly $7.5 million. The wooden ship has mostly deteriorated, but its original cargo of olive … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Fortifications on Crete Challenge – But Do Not Debunk – the Theory of a Peaceful Minoan Civilization

Archaeologists last week announced the discovery of a fortification system at Gournia, a Minoan town on the island of Crete, finally providing tangible proof that the Minoan civilization was not without conflict. Various scholars since the early 20th century have … Continue reading

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Ancient "Do It Yourself" Greek Model Temple (Along With Instructions) Discovered in Southern Italy

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Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium Reopens to the Public

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); The marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since 1896, when it hosted the first modern Olympic Games. … Continue reading

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High-Tech Methods Make Headway in Plataiai Excavation

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A team working to unearth the lost city of Plataiai in Greece has made headway with high-tech methods used during the survey and excavation process. The team … Continue reading

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