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.
Underwater archaeologists located a ceramic sculpture which is said to be the largest ever found. The discovery was made off the coast of the Bozburun in Turkey’s Muğla province.
The area of Fourni, a cluster of 13 small Greek islands in the East Aegean was the place of a recent discovery of 22 shipwrecks, made by a team of Greek and American divers. Now, after a second investigation 23 new shipwrecks have been found, adding up to a total of 45 vessels.
Archaeologist of the Leon Levy Expedition discovered what is believed to be a first and only discovered Philistine cemetery. The find was made in Ashkelon, South Israel and is considered to be 3000 years old.
An 8th century BC intact tomb was discovered on the island of Lesbos in the region of Evergetoula during construction work by local authorities.