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Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Makronissos Island Now Archaeological Site

Greece’s Central Archaeological Committee (KAS) has designated the entire island of Makronissos as an archaeological site.

Ancient Tenea Dig Produces a City and Wealth of Archaeological Finds

Archaeologists carrying out excavation works in Ancient Tenea in the Peloponnese, have uncovered new finds dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman times.

Lucky Visitors Get Chance to Enter Amphipolis’ Kasta Tomb

Dozens of visitors had the chance to enter the largest tomb discovered in Greece, at Amphipolis, which dates back to Alexander the Great’s era.

Late Minoan Chamber Tomb Comes to Light on Crete

Archaeologists have discovered an intact Late Minoan chamber tomb with two adult skeletons and well-preserved pottery, near Ierapetra on the island of Crete.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Former Acropolis Museum Gets New Lease on Life

The first Acropolis Museum, located on the southeastern edge of the hill, will get a new lease on life with renovation works set to begin in September.

Naxos Underwater Excavations Offer New Insight into Ancient Ports

Underwater surveys off the Greek island of Naxos have identified the location of a number of sites of archaeological significance.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Naxos Underwater Survey Sheds Light on Ancient Ports

An underwater research along the southern coast of Naxos revealed new archaeological finds, indicating the use in ancient times of natural ports as docking areas.

More Ancient Treasures Come to Light at Aidonia Dig in Nemea

Archaeologists working at the Aidonia site in Nemea, where a collection of Mycenaean gold jewelry was found, have uncovered new burial monuments.

Attica’s Ancient Merenda Site Expanded

The ancient site of Merenda, where the "Phrasikleia Kore", one of the most important works of Archaic art was found, is being expanded.

Culture Ministry to Re-submit Request for Amphipolis Funding

Culture ministry officials will meet next week with Central Macedonia Region and NSRF authorities to discuss funding for the Amphipolis project.

Thassos Excavation Wins Archaeology Award

The French School at Athens and the Greek Culture Ministry received the grand prize in archaeology for excavation works on the island of Thassos.

Samos Ancient Wonder Eupalinos Tunnel Reopens to Public

The 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel, located at the Pythagoreion archaeological site on the Aegean island of Samos, re-opened to the public following restoration works.

EU, Regional Funds to Go Towards Further Amphipolis Site Works

A total of 2.5 million euros has been allocated for excavation and restoration works at the ancient Amphipolis site in northern Greece.

Greek Culture Minister Allots €2.5m for Kasta Hill, Amphipolis Works

The culture ministry in Greece has allocated 2.5 million euros for restoration works at Kasta Hill, the excavation site of the Amphipolis tomb.

Greece’s Ancient Amphipolis Site May Reveal Second Structure

Ongoing excavation works at the Amphipolis tomb, which has had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, may have uncovered a new structure.

Major Central Greece Monuments to Get Upgrade

Preservation and upgrade works on major archaeological and historical monuments and sites in Central Greece are set to begin funded with 5.5 million euros by the EU.

Ancient Milos Theatre Gets Makeover, Back as a ‘Beacon of Culture’

The ancient marble theater on the Greek island of Milos is back in action after undergoing six years of restoration works.
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