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Is dunking cookies a Greek habit?

Is dunking cookies a Greek habit?

In Greece it is allowed to dip one’s biscuit in one’s tea while abroad it is considered to be bad manners.
The infantile cemetery of Astypalaia

The infantile cemetery of Astypalaia

The excavation of the Kylindra site has brought to light the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world.
The serpent of eternal life

The serpent of eternal life

The contrast between the Christian and the ancient Greek religion becomes most evident in the different symbolic meaning attached to various things, such as the snake.
The prickly pear

The prickly pear

The prickly pear, a Mexican plant brought to Europe by 16th century voyagers.
Golden medallions from Roman era found near Bourgas

Golden medallions from Roman era found near Bourgas

Golden medallions featuring inscriptions and images found in a gravesite dating to the Roman era in Debelt, a village in the region of Bourgas
Flint tools found in Acheulean level

Flint tools found in Acheulean level

Early European settlements ranging between 300,000 and 80,000 years old found in the region of Picardie.
Hoard of gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

Hoard of gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land.
Unesco looks outside Europe and the US

Unesco looks outside Europe and the US

Its World Heritage List has 26 new sites, with entries from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Archaeologists unearth temple to Demeter in Sicily

Archaeologists unearth temple to Demeter in Sicily

Archaeologists have discovered what may be among the oldest remains at the ancient site of Selinunte in Sicily, an ancient temple.
Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus

Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus

Diver comes across Roman sarcophagus during a recent trip to the bottom of the ocean near Antalya.
Egypt’s Sphinx, Pyramids threatened by groundwater

Egypt’s Sphinx, Pyramids threatened by groundwater

New water pumping system at Giza Plateau has ecologists worried about possible damage to Egypt's best-known historical monuments.
US instructors work on Anatolia’s Phrygian capital

US instructors work on Anatolia’s Phrygian capital

U.S. Pennsylvania Museum specialists who are conducting excavation work at the ancient city of Gordion in Central Anatolia made a presentation on July 4 at the Polatlı Municipality City Hall.
Victorian domestic treasure trove found

Victorian domestic treasure trove found

Champagne bottles, bowler hats and clay pipes among priceless hoard bricked up under Old Royal Naval College steps
Major project to document all Egypt’s sites

Major project to document all Egypt’s sites

Eight years after giving the go-ahead for the National Project to Document Egypt’s Heritage, Beni Hassan necropolis in the Upper Egyptian town of Minya has become the first site on the list to be documented.
1.5m historic artefacts ‘not in museums’

1.5m historic artefacts ‘not in museums’

Nearly 1.5m archaeological objects uncovered by commercial companies in Northern Ireland have not been passed on to local museums, the BBC has learned.
Excavation hopes to reveal more about Roman Maryport

Excavation hopes to reveal more about Roman Maryport

A team led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and Current Archaeology magazine’s Archaeologist of the Year Tony Wilmott, has started work in Maryport .
Sun god’s disc set to rise

Sun god’s disc set to rise

The museum would display a large collection belonging to the ancient Egyptian monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti that was unearthed at Tel Al-Amarna, near Minya, the site of the capital city of Egypt during Akhenaten's reign.
Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated

Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated

The archaeological committee of the central administration for confiscated antiquities, led by Youssef Khalifa, verified the authenticity of a collection of ancient Egyptian objects that were found in the possession of three people in Giza.
Researchers solve Roman Empire historical mystery

Researchers solve Roman Empire historical mystery

How Palmyra flourished?
Early Iron Age Fashion from Denmark

Early Iron Age Fashion from Denmark

The analyses revealed that in the early Iron Age, people were able to dye their clothes yellow, blue and red.
Part of Persepolis sewage system unearthed

Part of Persepolis sewage system unearthed

A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently discovered 20 meters of a canal of the sewage system of Persepolis in southern Iran.
Τhe Buddha before he became a Buddha

Τhe Buddha before he became a Buddha

In the ruins of a Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan, archaeologists have uncovered a stone statue that seems to depict the prince Siddhartha before he founded Buddhism.
Great Wall much longer than in previous survey

Great Wall much longer than in previous survey

China's Great Wall, one of the country's signature relics, is 21,196.18 kilometers long, according to the latest survey results released by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.
Ancient Greek tombs in Marseilles

Ancient Greek tombs in Marseilles

Archaeologists excavating the old city port of Marseilles, known as the Lazaretto of Arenc, have stumbled upon what appears to be an ancient Greek necropolis dating from the fourth or fifth century BCE.
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