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

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

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

Spectacular Findings Uncovered in Santorini’s Akrotiri Archaeological Dig, January 31, 2020

Progress of island excavations to be presented in Athens, January 28, 2020

From the ‘Iliad’ to ‘Circe’: Culture’s enduring fascination with the myths of Troy, January 2, 2020

World’s most important private collection of ancient Roman art to go on display for first time, January 1, 2020

Caraftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran, January 1, 2010

Archaeologists to reassess locations of ancient sites after Troodos discovery, December 31, 2019

The Most Important Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2019, December 28, 2019

Scientists Find the Oldest Human Skull Outside of Africa, December 25, 2019

Greece’s Parthenon temple has had the wrong name for centuries, new research by archeologists claims, December 17, 2019

British Museum to display ‘world’s first single-use cup’ fashioned by Minoans 3500 years ago, December 16, 2019

Dazzling ‘Temple of Colored Marbles’ Honoring Roman God Discovered in Italy, December 13, 2019

Articles on how monkeys in Minoan frescoes may have Indus Valley origins:

Excavations at Nea Paphos provide insight into ancient road network, December 12, 2019

Elgin’s casts of Parthenon marbles reveal details since lost from statues, December 10, 2019

A Paleolithic “Venus” is discovered in Amiens, December 4, 2019

Jerusalem Post Israel News Inscriptions in Byzantine-era church intrigue archaeologists, November 28, 2019

Ancient necropolis discovered during roadworks in Sicily, November 28, 2019

New Bronze Age finds by excavations at Agios Sozomenos of Cyprus in 2019, November 27, 2019

Archaeologists Discover Amazon Warrior In Ancient Armenian Grave, November 26, 2019

Ancient shipwreck in Dreamer’s Bay confirmed by Antiquities Department, November 22, 2019

5th Meeting for the Archaeological Work in Crete Going On in Rethymno, November 21, 2019

Diving the Mentor: revealing the secrets of Elgin’s ship with the support of the Greek Australian community, November 20, 2019

Traces of First Ancient Greek Colonists in 7th Century BC Found under Byzantine City at Bulgaria’s Chernomorets on Black Sea Coast, November 18, 2019

Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat, November 8, 2019

The Tombs of Vergina: When Definitive Proof of Macedonia’s Greek Origin Was Uncovered, November 8, 2019

How do you crack the code to a lost ancient script?, November 5, 2019

Articles on shipwrecks discovered off the island of Kasos:

Ruins of Thriving Minoan Settlement Discovered on Crete, November 1, 2019

Ancient archives discovered at the palace complex of Zominthos in Crete, October 30, 2019

Articles on archaeological artifacts found on lord Elgin’s Shipwreck off Kythera:

The Intriguing Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City, October 23, 2019

The Sea of 60 Ghostly wrecked Ships, October 22, 2019

Scientists discover Greek island of Naxos was inhabited at least 200,000 years ago, October  18, 2019

Divers explore shipwreck site off Kythira, October 16, 2019

Exquisite Gold Jewelry Recovered from Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Off Greece’s Kythera Island, October 15, 2019

St. Paul’s Shipwreck Found? Hold on Just a Second, October 14, 2019

Ancient Site on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization, October 7, 2109

A piece of the Parthenon in Washington, DC, October 5, 2019

Excavations at Sisi, Crete Bring to Light Very Important Archaeological Finds, October 4, 2019

Archaeologists To Resume Survey of Famous Antikythera Shipwreck, October 4, 2019

Archives, Possible Throne Room Discovered in Ancient Palace on Crete, September 27, 2019

More excavation underway at Dreamer’s Bay, September 27, 2019

Unearthing Crete’s Minoan past on Mt Psiloritis, September 26, 2019

Architectural details of ancient city come to light, September 20, 2019

Theopetra Cave in Central Greece: The Oldest Human Construction on Earth, September 20, 2019

Archaic head found in Paestum temple, September 12, 2019

Thessaloniki Metro Suffers New Delay as Controversy Brews Over Ancient Finds, September 11, 2019

Ancient Settlement Uncovered on Greece’s Evia Island, September 10, 2019

Ancient Tablets May Reveal What Destroyed Minoan Civilization, September 10, 2019

Well-preserved 2,200-year-old masks found in ancient city in southern Turkey, September 7, 2019

Two intact Mycenaean tombs unearthed in Nemea, September 7, 2019

Troy’s history older than previously thought, September 2, 2019

Campaign to Save Rare Synagogue Mosaics on Aegina Island, Greece, August 28, 2019

Greek Divers Explore the Forgotten Mines of Lavrio, August 26, 2019

Greek temple ruins suggest lifting machines in use 1.5 centuries earlier than previously believed, August 26, 2019

Traces of Zeus Temple found in ‘Pompeii of Anatolia’, August 24, 2019

Ancient City of Troy 600 Years Older than Previously Believed, August 22, 2019

Shard reveals how Cyprus’ ancient kingdoms managed economy, August 14, 2019

Unique intact Hellenistic tomb found in Kozani of northern Greece, August 12, 2019

Ancient Tombs Unearthed in Nemea, Greece Shed Light on Mycenaean Civilization, August 12, 2019

Forgotten Alexander the Great sculpture found in Greek museum’s storage room, August 7, 2019

Ancient Shipwrecks Off Greek Island of Evitha Yield Treasure Trove of Discoveries, August 5, 2019

Assos excavations have been going on since 1800s, August 2, 2019

City devoted to Aphrodite draws increasing interest, August 1, 2019

Kyme needs to be rediscovered, July 31, 2019

Major Archaeological Discoveries Made in Neolithic Site in Central Greece, July 27, 2019

Articles on: “A Hellenistic temple complex from a hotel building site on Paphos, Cyprus”:

Statues of Twin Greek Gods Artemis and Apollo Unearthed on Crete, July 22, 2019

Articles on: “Fascinating identification of “the oldest handwriting by a Christian” on an Egyptian papyrus at the University of Basel”:

Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece’s origins, July 10, 2019

A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory, July 10, 2019

The ancient past of Peristeri will soon be open for exploration!, July 9, 2019

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum, July 8, 2019

Bull sacrifices in ancient Selinunte, July 4, 2019

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