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Amphipolis Dig Moves to New Phase, Scans to Reveal More

Greek Culture and Sports Minister Kostas Tasoulas said recently that excavation works at the Amphipolis tomb, which has the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, are now entering a new phase which will prove to be promising and full of important new findings.

Pottery, Coins Found at Greece’s Amphipolis Dig, Signs of Ancient Crane

Progress made on the excavations at Amphipolis and particularly at the Kasta Hill site -- the first official announcement on this tomb since August 10 -- was presented at a press conference on Saturday at the Greek Culture Ministry.

Human Depictions in Color at Latest Amphipolis Finds in Greece

Images of animal, human and winged figures are emerging as excavation works continue at the Amphipolis dig in northern Greece, the Culture Ministry has informed.

Amphipolis Findings to be Announced by January 20

Findings pertaining to the identity of the person buried in Amphipolis, northern Greece, as well as initial results of the geophysical survey of the greater area will be announced by January 20, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.

Seeing the Unseen at the National Archaeological Museum in Greece

In a new project titled “Unseen Museum”, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens will bring to the fore artifacts and findings stored in its vaults that have never been exhibited before to the public.

New Twist in Amphipolis Dig, ‘Skeletons Meaningless’, Says Archaeologist

In the latest developments concerning the identity of the person buried at Amphipolis, which has had the world on edge since August 2014, the archaeologist leading the excavation has said that the skeletal remains were not of primary importance.

‘The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ Take Canada By Storm

Featuring over 500 ancient treasures, many of which exhibited for the first time outside Greece, “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” show, which opened in December at the Pointe à Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, has attracted over 100,000...

World-famous Scholars Head to Paros for June Archaeology Meet

Finds and research conducted on the Greek island of Paros will take center stage during the 4th International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades to take place on the Aegean isle on June 11-14. Organized by the Institute for Archaeology of Paros and the...

‘The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ Conquer Canada

Featuring over 500 ancient treasures, many of which exhibited for the first time outside Greece, “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” show, which opened last week at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, was warmly welcomed by a 1,000-plus audience.

Paros International Archaeology Meet Reveals New Finds, Research

For the first time, archaeologists working on excavations at three ancient Paros colonies presented the results of excavations and studies during the 4th International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades, which took place in Paroikia, earlier this month.

Culture Ministry Announces Protective Measures for Amphipolis Site

The culture ministry announced that it was moving ahead with measures for the protection of the Amphipolis excavation site in northern Greece, which a year ago had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, many hoping it was the grave of Alexander the Great.

Greece’s ‘Enchanted’ Caryatids Return to their Birthplace, Thessaloniki

Replicas of Thessaloniki’s "Enchanted", legendary Caryatids, will return to their birthplace on the initiative of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to mark its 80-year anniversary next month.

Sparta Dig Brings Mycenaean Palace, Linear B Tablets to Light

Excavations near the Peloponnesian town of Sparta have revealed a Mycenaean palace dating back to the 17th-16th century BC as well as several Linear B tablets, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Thessaloniki’s Caryatids Back to ‘Enchant’ at City’s Helexpo Fair

Thessaloniki authorities were very pleased on Wednesday, to welcome the city’s legendary Caryatids to their birthplace 151 years later.

More Treasures Emerge in Ancient Greek Antikythera Shipwreck

Dozens of treasures have come to light during underwater excavation works at the Ancient Greek Antikythera shipwreck, which dates back to the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC.

Amphipolis Finds Still Causing Stir

The archaeologist leading the excavation works at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, which a year ago had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, revealed last week, that the ancient tomb may belong to a close companion of Alexander the Great, Hephaestion.

‘The Greeks’ Exhibit Takes Chicago

The most comprehensive exhibition to tour North America, The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great featuring over 500 ancient treasures - many exhibited outside Greece for the first time - has gone on display at Chicago’s Field Museum.

Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

A linguist may have unveiled the mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc, a 15cm fired clay tablet uncovered in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age.

Nine Years Later Kythera Museum Up ‘n’ Running

It took nine years to get the Archaeological Museum on the island of Kythera back in shape and at noon on May 7, Culture Minister Aristides Baltas will hand it over to the public.

C. Macedonia Region Looks to Tap into Amphipolis Site as Tourism Asset

The Northern Greece archaeological site of Amphipolis, which had the world on edge two years ago as to the identity of the person buried there, has been proposed by the Central Macedonia Region to be named cultural heritage site within the European Territorial Cooperation Program...
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