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 find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey, July 10, 2018

Russian archaeologists discover ancient Greek musical instruments near Crimea, July 9, 2018

Aristotle University study: Ancient Greeks drank beer 4,000 years ago, June 26, 2018

Polar Ice Is Live-Blogging Human History, June 13, 2018

Byzantine-Era Wine Presses Discovered in Israel with Depictions of Greek Gods Dionysus and Heracles, June 12, 2018

New Findings in Italy’s Pompeii Paint a Vivid Picture of Ancient Roman Life, June 2018

In search of the oldest Christian temple in Russia, June 7, 2018

Interactive Dig Pompeii, June 6, 2018

Wehrmacht excavations on occupied Crete, June 6, 2018

Naxos Underwater Excavations Offer New Insight into Ancient Ports, June 4, 2018

Ashes from Santorini’s Minoan eruption found in Smyrna excavation, June 3, 2018

Ancient Corinthian Helmet Found in Southwest Russia, May 25, 2018

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Drought ended Mycenean era, research shows, May 13, 2018

WWI Troops Found Ancient Greek Treasures While Digging Trenches, May 13, 2018

Articles on the recreation of a Bronze Age saw which might have been used by the Myceneans:

Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of ‘city under the city’, April 28, 2018

Articles on the remains of an ancient defensive wall discovered at Mytilene:

Neandertals, Stone Age people may have voyaged the Mediterranean, April 24, 2018

Georgia Archaeology Month May 2018

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder, April 19, 2018

Ancient Artefacts Unearthed At RAF Akrotiri, April 18, 2018

Excavations start on Palestine’s oldest monastery, April 15, 2018

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Articles on a hoard of 1500-year-old coins recovered from a collapsed building near the harbor of Corinth:

Inside Crete’s Minoan Palace of Knossos, March 22, 2018

Mycenaean findings: Gigantic 1250 BC building project in northern Copais, March 21, 2018

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Unearthed Under Florida Art Museum, March 20, 2018

1,800-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Revealed at Caesarea National Park, March 9, 2018

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A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher, February 16, 2018

Intriguing discoveries at Vryokastro ancient sanctuary on Kythnos island, February 16, 2018

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Look what the rain swept in: Families find 1,500-year-old jug during hike, January 30, 2018

Traces of Bronze Age Beer Found in Greece, January 19, 2018

Articles on “Cycladic Bronze Age finds from the island of Keros”:

Mini-Pompeii may be hiding under modern-day Selinunte, January 17, 2018

Oldest ever trace of Hekate cult found, January 16, 2018

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe, January 2018

UC Led Team Excavating Griffin Warrior Tomb, January 10, 2018

Articles on “Discovery of new Greco-Roman burials from Alexandria”:

Etruscan settlement found in Sardinia for first time, January 8, 2018

Articles on  “Greece Shuts Down Ancient Nemea Site”:

How Ancient Greek Mathematician Eratosthenes Calculated the Earth’s Circumference, January 3, 2018

Why Did Early Christians And Pagans Fight Over New Year’s Day?, January 1, 2018

The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos, January 2018

Norwegian Divers Discover Roman-era Shipwrecks off Naxos Island, December 19, 2017

Under the Sea: Exploring the Historic secrets of Ancient Rome, December 7, 2017

CRETAN WINE AMPHORAE DISCOVERED AT POMPEII, December 7, 2017

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Ancient Macedonian Kasta Tomb in Greece’s Amphipolis set to open to public after excavation, November 23, 2017

Archaeologists Search for Ancient Theater of Amphipolis, Northern Macedonia, Greece, November 20, 2017

1,600-year-old church mosaic puzzles out key role of women in early Christianity, November 16, 2017

The Ancient Roman Cult That Continues to Vex Scholars, November 13, 2017

Votive figurines discovered at Anavlochos massif excavation on Crete, November 10, 2017

Archaeological Institute of America and Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting 2018: Discounted Registration Ends Today November 10, 2017

Israel’s Ancient Underwater Treasure, November 9, 2017

Tombs of Vergina: 40 Years Since Andronikos Unearthed the Macedonian Gems, November 8, 2017

Knossos: Palace of the Minoans, November 6, 2017

Swiss Archaelogists Discover Ancient Temple of Artemis on Euboea, September 20, 2017

3000-year-old Minoan graves uncovered, September 20, 2017

Rare artifacts and complex features in architecture found in Minoan palace on Cretan mountain, September 18, 2017

3 Ancient Statues of Senior Civil Servants Discovered in Turkey’s Antalya, September 17, 2017

A Rare Discovery Will Shed New Light on Mycenaean Funerary Practices, September 15, 2017

The Real Ark of the Covenant May Have Housed Pagan Gods, Sept 13, 2017

Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse ‘Computer’ 2,000 Years Ago Aug 15, 2017

The Trove of Erotic Roman Art That Scandalized Europe’s Royals July 2017

Museums Show Limited Interest In Borrowing Parthenon Marbles May 2017

Kouroi Found on Chios Displayed at Chios Archeological Museum April 18, 2017

Ancient Greek Treasure: Archaeologists Discovered 1500 Years Old Burial In Inner Mongolia April 18, 2017

Earliest Structures at Nea Paphos Unearthed April 2017

New Archaeological Find in Thessaloniki Subway Rekindles Old Tensions March 14, 2017

Priceless Archaeological Treasure Surfaces After Storm In Crete, Greece January 2017