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Temple of Artemis found on Greek island

The lost Temple of Artemis has been found on the Greek island of Euboea. Researchers have been looking for the sanctuary for more than a century. The site was found at the foot of the Paleoekklisies hill near the small fishing town of Amarynthos on the Greek island of Euboea. It’s

Mycenaean tomb found in Greece

A Mycenaean chamber tomb has been found on the Greek island of Salamis. A Mycenean chamber tomb with grave goods dating to the 13th-12th centuries BCE has been discovered in the centre of the main town on the island of Salamina, Greece, during a project meant to link a home with the central

Ancient port found on Greek island of Salamis

An ancient port, where the Greek fleet gathered against the Persians in 480 B.C., has been found on the Greek island of Salamis. According to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the 2016 main field of research (which is under a three-year program) was the inner (western) part of the Ampelakia

WWII bomb defused in Greece

A WWII bomb discovered during roadworks in Greece had to be defused after evacuating thousands of people from the area. The 1.5-metre (4.9-feet) -long bomb was initially thought to contain nearly 250 kilogrammes (550 pounds) of explosives, but on closer inspection was found to be a 170-kilo device. Army chief of staff

Human remains found at Temple of Zeus

The 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager has been found at the Temple of Zeus at Mount Lykaion in Greece. Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid a mound of ashes built up over a millennium

Ancient mass graves found near Athens

Two mass graves containing the remains of more than 80 men have been found at a construction site near Athens, Greece. Two small vases discovered amongst the skeletons have allowed archaeologists to date the graves from between 675 and 650 BC, “a period of great political turmoil in the region”, the

Statues of Artemis and Apollo found in Greece

A pair of statues depicting Artemis and Apollo, as well as their pedestals, have been found at the site of a villa in Aptera, Greece. The two statues, which are believed to be a pair, have a height of about half a meter, including their pedestals, and are believed to date

Ancient theatre found on Greek island

An ancient theatre has been found on the Greek island of Lefkada. Test “sections” were cut in an area on the northeast flank of Koulmou’s middle hill, which forms an amphitheatrical downward hollow ending in a lengthy flat section, the ministry announcement said. It noted that archaeologists knew very little about

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