Archaeologists discovered evidence for the parasitic worms described 2500 years ago in the writings of Hippocrates. The evidence was found within samples of faeces from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea.
A lime-covered object the size of a bead that was excavated from a shaft grave of the so-called Griffin Warrior in 2015 at Pylos, Greece, turned out to be a gemstone engraved with a design that can be stamped on clay or wax depicting a warrior fighting with two others.
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.
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.
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.
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.