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Egyptian Archaeologists Asking for a Leader

Egyptian Archaeologists Asking for a Leader

Egyptian archaeologists threaten with a strike unless a Head of the Antiquities Service is appointed. According to an official announcement to the Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, the strike is programmed for the coming Sunday
The amazing story of the Aegina Marbles

The amazing story of the Aegina Marbles

The adventurous story of a less known set of stolen marbles is told through a new exhibition in Munich
New internet platform  to rescue cultural heritage sites

New internet platform to rescue cultural heritage sites

Combining Google Earth, scientific mapping from Esri, satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, and social networking, the platform aims to serve as an early warning system for site conservation leaders, archaeologists, local communities, government officials, and volunteers.
A Modern Museum for the City of Oedipus

A Modern Museum for the City of Oedipus

Close to completion is the building housing the Archaeological Museum of Thebes in Boeotia, Greece
The Life and Times of the Altamura Family

The Life and Times of the Altamura Family

Discover the family secrets in the Benaki, Peiraios building, from the 31st of March to the 31st of May.
Acrotiri: Accessible from the end of May

Acrotiri: Accessible from the end of May

After a long adventure involving progressive architectural planning, arguments between state authorities, financial implications and even one death, Acrotiri
Parthenon

Parthenon

Thirty million stones, connected with the Parthenon have been found around the eternal monument or incorporated in its fortification. However, they are not from the Parthenon itself but from previous temples dedicated to Athena, whom the Parthenon replaced.
Rotonda: A Different Sightseeing Designed for the Blind

Rotonda: A Different Sightseeing Designed for the Blind

An archaeological tour around the Rotonda in Thessaloniki, specially designed for the visually challenged, is to start soon
Myrtis Does Montenegro!

Myrtis Does Montenegro!

The reconstructed image of a girl victim of the plague that hit Athens in 430 BC, killing 50.000 people (among them Pericles) , is now traveling to Montenegro
Chemical War in Dura Europos

Chemical War in Dura Europos

20 men, died in A.D. 256, may be the first victims of chemical warfare to leave any archeological evidence of their passing, according to a new investigation
The Highest Upper Palaeolithic Settlement Found at Pindos

The Highest Upper Palaeolithic Settlement Found at Pindos

The highest Neanderthal sites in the world have revealed Greek archaeologists working on the north side of the Pindos Mountains, around Samarina and Smolicas Peak
Thessaly, a European Cradle of Civilization

Thessaly, a European Cradle of Civilization

Thessalians were highly sophisticated during the whole Prehistory
New Parthenon marbles have been discovered!

New Parthenon marbles have been discovered!

Fragments of, at least, five "metopai" from the Parthenon were found incorporated to the Acropolis' west fortification wall
Archaeology in 2011 Macedonia and Thrace: great discoveries and financial strain

Archaeology in 2011 Macedonia and Thrace: great discoveries and financial strain

2011 and the beginning of 2011 are characterized by a general lack in financial resources which leads to the general poverty in archaeological activity.
Alexander the Great, Antiquity

Alexander the Great, Antiquity

Scuba diving in the sea, making primitive airplanes, fathering kids with Amazons, being a Muslim and a Christian and the child of an Egyptian Pharaoh at the same time, stealing Solomon's Wisdom and giving it to Aristotle, philosophizing with Indian naked philosophers... Who is it?
Zeus

Zeus

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From Hercules to Alexander

From Hercules to Alexander

551 ancient artefacts found in the ancient Macedonian site of Aigai during the last 20 years will be shown for the first time in a grand exhibition organized in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
City of Palaces

City of Palaces

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Protecting the Dead Warriors of Paroikia

Protecting the Dead Warriors of Paroikia

Since 2003, when excavation work finished, little has been done to honor this place of ancient glory
A digital walk in the Ancient Agora of Athens

A digital walk in the Ancient Agora of Athens

The digitization of the entire archive of the excavations of ASCSA in the Ancient Agora, Athens, as well as the renovation of the Attalos Stoa which characterizes the site, is scheduled to start shortly
A Life in Chiaroscuro

A Life in Chiaroscuro

The life and times of Caravaggio, one of the most famous renaissance painters, is highlighted through a new exhibition in Rome
Zeus Lavrandios, Lord of Caria

Zeus Lavrandios, Lord of Caria

The results of the latest Swedish expedition in Caria (Turkey), at the Sanctuary of Zeus Lavrandios will be presented on Thursday the 24th of February the archaeologist Lars Karlsson at the Acropolis Museum.
Fieldwork in Iraq courtesy of the University of Athens

Fieldwork in Iraq courtesy of the University of Athens

Greek archaeologists, under the direction of Dr. Kostas Kopanias, will be traveling to Iraq in order to explore sites near Erbil (ancient Arvila)
A Greek archaeological team in Jordan

A Greek archaeological team in Jordan

From 2000 up to 2010 the team of Prof Th. Papadopoulos (University of Ioannina) uncovers an important settlement in Jordan
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