Origins of Minoans and Mycenaeans revealed by DNA analysis

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.

Ancient port of Salamis discovered

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. 

Ancient prophecy centre in Klaros researched

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.