THESSALONIKI, GREECE—According to a Cyprus Mail report, a team of researchers led by Nikolaos Efstratiou of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has found a Neolithic site in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains, which are located in the center of the island of Cyprus. A hunter-gatherer site, found nearby, has been under excavation as… more »
Greek researchers have made an exciting discovery of Neolithic objects in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus.
A team from the history and archaeology department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) found stone tools, pictographs, jewelry and animal feed in the south foothills of the Troodos near the Xeros River in the Paphos district.
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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 »
Mt. Vesuvius, near the city of Pompeii, Italy, erupted in 79 A.D., wiping out an entire town. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists found a perfectly preserved city buried in ash and frozen in time.
Just recently, an extraordinary discovery was unearthed in a large villa that stood just outside the walls of Pompeii,… more »
The archaeological dig site’s director hailed the “rarity” as a glimpse into middle-class Roman life. The discovery also included frescoes, wine and a partially preserved garden.
Archaeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii announced on Thursday that they have uncovered a “street of balconies” in a newly explored part of the… more »
The horse likely swiveled its ears when it heard the deafening roar from Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. That was one of the last things the animal ever did: After that, it died, buried in the massive amounts of ash that killed about 30,000 people and destroyed Pompeii.
Now, archaeologists have found the… more »
An extended drought after the destruction of Nestor’s Palace in Pylos is likely to have brought an end to the Mycenaean civilization in the western Peloponnese. That conclusion was reached following analysis of a stalactite from a cave in the area that provided a clear picture about the climatic conditions in the eastern… more »
It is something of a running joke that you can’t dig anywhere in Greece without stumbling across some relic of the country’s ancient past.
Wartime is apparently no exception to this rule, as an exhibition dedicated to the sites and artifacts discovered by Allied forces during the trench warfare of World War I… 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 »