Archaeology

 

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This section will serve to highlight archaeology discoveries currently highlighting the Hellenic World as we have imagined it. Click on Links to view the whole article:

Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains — the stuff we leave behind, such as lithic tools, a simple hut dwelling, a skeleton covered with gold jewelry or a pyramid that majestically rises from a desert floor. Sometimes, archaeologists study contemporary societies in order to shed light on those that flourished in the past.  Source

Archaeology in the News

Generations of family members found cremated on Bronze Age funeral pyre, May 20, 2022

Ancient Nemea to receive EU Heritage Label, April 29, 2022

Epidaurus’ Dig Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History, April 24, 2022

Behold 3D Recreations of Pompeii’s Lavish Homes–As They Existed Before the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, April 19, 2022

The Stadium of Magnesia in modern-day Turkey was discovered in 2012, April 1, 2022

Decoding Linear A, the Writing System of the Ancient Minoan, March 30, 2022

First Ancient Theatre of Larissa, March 2022

Ancient Rome: From city to empire in 600 years, March 17, 2022

Nashville has a Parthenon replica, here’s why, March 15, 2022

The Pantheon: still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, March 15, 2022

Ancient Greek Town Unearthed Near Grevena, Northern Greece, March 12, 2022

Unanimous approval for the relocation of antiquities, March 11, 2022

Acoustic remote sensing reveals sunken Roman city of Baia, March 2022

Fourni shipwreck yields early Byzantine pottery, March 3, 2022

In Search of Troy, March 2022

Historic monuments in northern Greece to undergo restoration, February 28, 2022

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again, February 20, 2022

Restoration works to continue at the ancient theater of Dodoni, February 18, 2022

2021 Results Of Polish Excavations At Kato Paphos, February 17, 2022

2,500-year-old terracotta gets Valentine Day’s love in Italy, February 14, 2022,

There’s a “Ship Graveyard” in the Black Sea With 2,500 Years of Wrecked Vessels, February 13, 2022

Travels to the ancient city at Vlochos, Palamas, February 9, 2022

Preliminary results of the excavation on the hill of Kastelli in Chania, February 8, 2022

The Stunning Ancient Greek Temple of Aphaea, February 4, 2022

Upgrading the site of the Sanctuary of Artemis at Aulis, January 27, 2022

Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval, January 20, 2022

A Long-Overlooked Necropolis in Naples Reveals the Enduring Influence of Ancient Greece, January 13, 2022

Microsoft and A_DA rebuild Ancient Olympia for new AR experience, January 11, 2022

Ancient Greek Women Who Left Their Mark in History, January 7, 2022

Skeletons from Santorini Volcano Eruption Found in Turkey, December 30, 2021

Bronze-Age Shipwreck Reveals the Luxurious Lifestyles of the Ancient Elite, December 29, 2021

Two Shipwrecks Found Off the Coast of Israel, December 23, 2021

Early Christian Ring Found in Third-Century Shipwreck Off of Israel, December 23, 2021

The Ten Best Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2021, December 20, 2021

New Video Shows Glory of Ancient Mycenae Palace, December 7, 2021

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries, December 3, 2021

The Secrets of the Ancient Neighborhood Beneath the Acropolis, November 27, 2021

The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Dodona, November 12, 2021

Ancient Olympia to be digitally preserved, November 12, 2021

GREEK PM: Major anti-flooding works on track at Ancient Olympia, November 10, 2021

Antikythera shipwreck: the new results of the underwater survey, November 8, 2021

Slave room discovered at Pompeii in ‘rare’ find, November 6, 2021

Heads of Greek Gods Discovered in Ancient City, November 1, 2021

Ancient shipwreck off Peloponnese had a cargo of amphorae, October 25, 2021

Therasia: the new excavation finds from the prehistoric settlement, October 22, 2021

New finds come to light in Alexandria Troas, October 21, 2o21

Coins from Roman times: The silver treasure of Augsburg, October 20, 2021

Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed at Ioannina, October 18, 2021

Il relitto nel mare di Otranto rivela le origini della Magna Grecia. Il ministro Franceschini: “Investire nell’archeologia subacquea”, October 16, 2021

‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum, October 15, 2021

Kythnos 2021: the new finds, October 11, 2021

Ancient Greek Amphitheater at Laodicea Restored to Former Glory, October 8, 2021

Burial that included a racy love goddess inscription held multiple people, October 6, 2021

Digging deep to unlock the past and future in Santorini, September 26, 2021

Ancient oil amphora found in Swiss riverbed, September 24, 2021

Underwater research completed in Palaikastro Bay, September 21, 2021

Roman Port, Stunning Amphorae Discovered Under Sea Off Crete, September 17, 2o21

Painted sarcophagus from the 3rd century Roman tomb found in Corinth, Greece, September 11, 2022

2021 results of the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project, September 6, 2021

‘It’s exactly like a puzzle’: experts on piecing together Roman fresco find, September 3, 2021

Greco-Roman town unearthed in Egypt, August 28, 2021

The Eleusis Ploutonion – The Gateway to Hell, August 26, 2021

Roman road discovered in the Venice lagoon, July 22, 2o21

Excavations are beginning in ancient Lyttos, July 2, 2021

Council of State green-lights removal of antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station, June 30, 2021

The burial monument of Amphipolis can be visited in the first half of 2022, June 25, 2021

Inspection of the Idaean Cave, June 24, 2021

Archaeological findings to be displayed in future Piraeus metro station, June 21, 2021

Greek Antiquities Removed by Occupying Germany, US Archives Reveal, June 16, 2021

Underwater work launched at ancient port of Amathus, June 15, 2021

Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, June 6, 2021

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Curse Tablets in Athens Well, June 6, 2021

Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual, June 10, 2021

A glass of wine from… Neolithic times, June 10, 2021

Pressure mounts for Italy to buy Torlonia marbles—world’s finest collection of Greco-Roman antiquities still in private hands, June 3, 2021

Dig at Epidaurus’ Asclepion Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History, May 25, 2021

The Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Inside the Sacred Rock, May 21, 2021

Underwater archaeological site to open next month, May 18, 2021

‘A vast underwater museum’: Greece plans to open shipwrecks and other submerged heritage sites for visitors to explore, May 17, 2021

Open letter to the PM: Thessaloniki metro antiquities in peril, May 16, 2021

Excavating Hippos and the Last Roman Theater in the World, May 14, 2021

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual, May 12, 2021

Authorities uncover stone coffins, artifacts buried beneath house in Irbid, May 5, 2021

Ancient Cemetery for Infants Discovered on Greek Island, May 3, 2021

Rome Colosseum: Italy unveils plan for new floor with gladiator’s view, May 2, 2021

Before the Ruins. See what Ancient Knossos Palace looked like in its Glory Days, May 2021

These frescoes adorned the oldest extant Christian house church, May 1, 2021

Ten Stunning Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art, May 1, 2021

Assos to be closed for 500 days, April 29, 2021

‘Just a way to fit more tourists’: Archaeologists outraged at planned renovation of Acropolis, April 29, 2021

New Finds In Aegae, The Royal Metropolis Of The Macedonians, April 23. 2021

The Acropolis Of Amphipolis And Its Secrets, April 22, 2o21

New Archaeological Sites Attract Scientific Interest In The Peraia Of Samothrace, April 22, 2o21

Grave Of Gothic Warrior Buried With His Weapons Unearthed In Downtown Thessaloniki, April 22, 2021

Cooking In The Shadow Of Mount Olympus, April 21, 2021

Results of the underwater excavations off Salamina in 2020, April 16, 2021

Rome to open Largo Argentina site to visitors thanks to Bulgari, April 14, 2021

Unearthing The Little-Known Ancient Theatres Of Greece’s Epirus Region, April 12, 2021

Greece’s Unknown Submerged Ancient Bridge, April 11, 2021

Police Arrests Man for Trying to Sell Ancient Greek Statue, March 20, 2021

Torrential downpour reveals bronze bull statue in Olympia, March 19, 2021

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Ruins of Monastery, Greek Inscriptions in Egypt, March 16, 2021

Is The Body Of Alexander The Great Actually In Saint Mark’s Tomb?, March 15, 2021

Discovered at a book launch: the curious case of Caligula’s coffee table, March 12, 2021

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City, March 9, 2021

Underwater research of ancient Olous, March 9, 2021

Roman shipwreck filled with ancient treasures discovered off Greek island of Kassos, January 19, 2021

Ancient Cemetery Discovered Under Street in Larnaca, Cyprus, January 8, 2021

Statuette of Asklepios, bust of Serapis found in Kibyra, January 7, 2021

Ruins of Aphrodite Temple found in Urla, January 3, 2021

Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome, December 25, 2020

Immediate rescue measures for the Agrippa monument, December 21, 2020

Phrygian inscriptions, Doric headers found in Turkey’s Zonguldak province, December 10, 2020

3,500-Year-Old Place Of Worship With Mass Burials Discovered In Cyprus, December 10, 2020

Seventh-Century BC Artifacts Found in Lesvos Archaeological Dig, December 9, 2020

Construction Workers Unearth Ancient Greek Gem in Downtown Athens, November 14, 2020

Ancient Greek Lion from the Port of Piraeus Now Adorns Venice’s Arsenal, November 11, 2020

Figurines Of Demeter And Persephone Found At Construction Site In Russia’s Anapa, November 6, 2020

Ancient City on Remote Islet in Aegean Reveals Fascinating Secrets in New Dig, November 6, 2020

The Mycenaean Necropolis Of Trapeza, Aegion, Comes To Light, October 29, 2020

A Minoan harbour town The ancient site of Kommos in Crete, October 27, 2020

Archaeologists in Turkey Unearth 2,400-Year-Old Dionysus Mask, September 29, 2020

Ancient Mosaic Criticises Christianity, September 29, 2020

Archaeologists find Ancient Greek tomb filled with gold, silver and bronze by GCT, September 24, 2020

Aelia Capitolina – Roman Jerusalem, September 22, 2o2o

The Denouement of the Enigma of the Roman Mosaic from the House of Aion in Paphos, September 18, 2020

Rome: Tourist crashes drone inside Colosseum, September 15, 2020

A 2,400-Year-Old Mask of Greek God Dionysus found in Anatolia, September 14, 2020

Ancient Ruins: The Oracle of Delphi, September 13, 2020

Plans to spruce up Polis’ archaeological sites, September 13, 2020

The mathematical values of Linear A fraction sign, September 7, 2020

A rich Athenian woman and child, September 3, 2020

Drone footage shows two ports side-by-side, but 2,500 years apart, August 22, 2020

Archaeology: Fortified Hellenistic centre found at Bulgaria’s Cape Chiroza site, August 19, 2020

Roman temple halts work on Tas-Silġ visitors’ centre, August 18, 2020

New discoveries at the ancient Greek city of Smyrna in Turkey, August 10, 2020

Ancient Rome’s Finest Glass Was Actually Made in Egypt, August 5, 2020

Peristera, Greece’s first underwater museum, August 4, 2020

New 3D models to shed light on Żejtun’s Roman villa mysteries, August 4, 2020

Iranian archaeologists find new clues on enigmatic Laodicea Temple, August 4, 2020

‘Parthenon of shipwrecks’: Greece opens its first underwater museum, August 1, 2020

The Ancient Greek Temples Home to Orchards, Vineyards, and Rare Bees, July 30, 2020

Where is the Burial Place of Alexander the Great?, July 30, 2020

New Study Says Ancient Greek Temples Designed for Accessibility, July 29, 2020

Where is Cleopatra’s tomb?, July 27, 2020

Baiae: A Roman Settlement at the Bottom of the Sea, July 13, 2020

New discoveries at the Underwater Park of Baia, June 23, 2020

New Discovery Made in Vulci, Etruscan Ruins, June 19, 2020

A “landscape of memory” Knossos in the Early Iron Age, June 18, 2020

Ostia Antica – The Roman Port, June 14, 2o2o

MTA sponsors archaeological exploration of Phoenician wreck off Xlendi, June 5, 2020

Greece Opens Ancient Shipwrecks, Submerged Sites to Scuba Divers, June 2, 2020

Work to get underway on connecting Paphos archaeological sites, June 1, 2o2o

Feast of snails and pig sheds life on Hellenist life in ancient Galilee, May 17, 2020

Rome unearths ancient Roman sarcophagus at Ostia Antica, May 17, 2020

Olympus excavations to start in July, May 16, 2020

Amateur archaeologists redraw map of Roman Britain – from home, May 12, 2020

Turkey: Inscription unearthed in ancient city of Patara, May 7, 2020

Sinkhole in Rome Reveals 2,000-Year-Old Pavers, May 7. 2020

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkey Museum, March 21, 2020

Graduate Student Discovers One of World’s Oldest Swords in Mislabeled Monastery Display, March 16, 2020

Archaeologists Unearth Possible Shrine to Romulus, Rome’s Legendary Founder, February 21, 2020

An incredible moment: archaeologists discover 200 ancient Roman amphorae in an underwater cave, February 19, 2020

Experts begin “mapping” ancient floor of Holy Sepulchre, February 9, 2020