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

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 »

Ashes from Santorini’s Minoan eruption found in Smyrna excavation

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 »

Neolithic site brought to light in Troodos mountains by Aristotle University

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 »

SNF Major Grant to Stimulate Greece’s Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Agricultural Sector

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 »