Excavations in Zippori National Park, Israel, have revealed Ancient Byzantine-era wine presses, one of which has a mosaic depiction what appears to be a wine-drinking contest between the Greek gods, Dionysus and Heracles.
The site of the Zippori National Park has many well-preserved mosaics, many of which are found in the Dionysus House. They… more »
Underwater surveys off the Greek island of Naxos have identified the location of a number of sites of archaeological significance as part of a joint research program carried out over the last three years.
With the use of GPS, depth sounding sonar equipment and remotely operated vehicles, archaeologists from the Norwegian Maritime Museum… more »
In 2010, Greek archaeologist Dr Georgia Flouda traveled to Austria in search of traces of Wehrmacht activity during World War II and its research on antiquities on occupied Crete. There, she met Gerlinde Schoergendorfer, widow of officer and archaeologist August Schoergendorfer, who worked for the occupying forces. Flouda was hoping Schoergendorfer would have… more »
Archaeologists found ashes from one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history during excavations some 270 kilometers away in an ancient city that has developed to become Turkey’s third largest.
Now located in the heart of Izmir’s Bayraklı district, the ancient city of Smyrna, established 5,000 years ago by the Greek tribe… more »
Cyprus Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announced the completion of the 2018 archaeological mission of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) in the Troodos mountains.
The team, under the direction of Professor Nikos Efstratiou, consisted of AUT students of History and Archaeology and Archaeologist/Educator Mr Demetris Kyriakou. This year… more »
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has gifted a landmark grant of $27,477,000 to support a major initiative that aims to help revitalize one of Greece’s most critical sectors—agriculture—by training and developing a new generation of farmers and inspiring agriculture and food entrepreneurs.
The three-year project is spearheaded by Rutgers University¬–New Brunswick in partnership… more »
The Greeks didn’t drink beer, they drank wine; but they watered it down by a ratio of about two or three parts water to one part wine, which made it almost exactly the same strength. That’s the funny thing about the Greeks: they had to complicate everything. Still, this allowed them to indulge… more »
The great city of Troy, made famous by the ancient Greek poet Homer, was assumed to have been a real place much as Biblical stories have long been taken to be true. That the Bible was written in a poetic prose and that The Iliad and The Odyssey were both epic… more »