Researchers analysing the DNA of members of Europe’s first literate Bronze Age societies of Minoans (c. 2600 to 1100 BC) and Mycenaeans (c. 1700 to 1050 BC), revealed the origins of these populations. It turned out that ancestors of both civilisations were populations from Neolithic Western Anatolia and Greece, and that Minoans had deep roots in the Aegean.
Researchers identified remains of 80 individuals, discovered in a mass grave in Phaleron, South of Athens, Greece, as executed members Cylon’s army which attempted a military take-over of the city in 632 BC.
A database mapping centres of ceramics production across nearly 5000 years of Greek history has been created by scientists to aid archaeologists working in Greece. It currently lists over 600 Greek kiln locations dating between 3000 BC and 1820 AD.
Archaeologists analysed two known specimens of the fossil hominid Graecopithecus freybergi found in Bulgaria and Greece, revealing that common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than hitherto assumed.
Location of the ancient port of Salamis, where the Greek naval forces had gathered before the historic sea battle against Persians in 480 BC, which is known as Battle of Salamis, has been discovered.
Underwater archaeologists have recovered 47 lumps of orichalcum – an alloy primarily consisting of copper, zinc and small percentages of nickel, lead, iron. The cargo was recovered off the coast of Gela in southern Sicily.
A World War II bomb, found in Kordelio, Thessaloniki’s suburb, Greece, forced a massive evacuation involving 72000 people in order to secure and transport the object out of the populated area.
In an international operation named “Pandora”, aimed at criminal networks involved in cultural theft, conducted in nearly 20 European countries from both inside and outside the EU 3561 works of art and cultural goods were seized by the authorities.
Finds from the survey in ancient Corinth’s harbour at Lechaion revealed that the town was far more important than historians previously realized. Underwater survey and excavations revealed the harbour covered 500000 square meters.
Archaeologists conducting non-invasive research on and around the Strongilovoúni hill on the great Thessalian plain, northern Greece, registered features that allow for identification of the architectural remains near the village of Vlochós as of an ancient city.
Archaeologists unearthed parts of 2000-years-old fortification system that surrounded the ancient city of Tanais at the mouth of the Don river by the Sea of Azov in modern Russian Federation.
Analysis of human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire. The evidence of mitochondrial genome of malaria was found within teeth of bodies dated to 1st to 3rd cent. AD.
Greek archaeologists revealed the results of excavations of a Mycenaean tolos tomb that was researcher since 2014 at Amblianos near Amphissa in West Locris, central Greece.
Since the discovery in 1907, the excavations in Klaros in Menderes district of the western Turkish province of İzmir unearthed one of the centres of ancient belief since the 13th century BC and an oracle centre of Apollo during ancient Greek times.
The impressive Macedonian era tomb at Amphipolis was discovered and explored in 2014, receiving worldwide media coverage due to its potential connection with the family of Alexander the Great. Now Greek archaeologists tracked 11 sections of marble statues from the tomb in various museums worldwide.
Archaeologists uncovered ancient Greek tombs on the island of Ikaria, Greece. The tombs are said to date back to 5th century BC.
Greek Police broke up an antiquities smuggling ring, arresting nearly 30 people and securing over 2000 archaeological artefacts which are said to have been looted from sites all over Greece.
A Bronze Age tomb dated to 1450 BC, discovered near Pylos, south-western Greece, contained a spectacular array of precious jewellery, weapons and riches.
A tomb was discovered by two young people in the region of Zagori in Greece. The researchers examining the find stated that it is an undisturbed and not looted tomb from the Byzantine era.
Archaic period Sanctuary of Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko in Greece’s Cyclades revealed numerous finds during last years excavations. Its results were announced by the Greek Ministry of Culture.