Situated beneath the sea off the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece the small village of Pavlopetri dates back to some 5,000 years ago. Now an underwater archaeological site, the city is believed to be the oldest known submerged city in the world.
Greece’s Ministry of Culture has announced what’s being called a “monumental find,” as excavators unearth a site identified as the fabled city of Tenea in southern Greece.
Greek Archaeologists have unearthed a mind-boggling discovery at the Episkopi excavation site in the island of Sikinos. Archaeologists discovered an ancient unlooted tomb of a prominent woman adorned with unbelievable treasures and jewelry, according to news from the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Situated in the tiny village of Thronos, atop the hill of Kefala, Ancient Sivritos in the prefecture of Rethymno was once one of Crete’s most influential independent cities. Like the famous cities of Axos, Lappa, and Eleftherna, the city held unique importance.
A fascinating Macedonia tomb dated between the late 4th and early 3rd century BC has been restored and opened to the public in Thessaloniki. The tomb is representative of the massive wealth that poured into Macedonia after Alexander the Great’s conquests eastward.
Opened yesterday in Skopje, the sixth annual exhibition “Archaeological Macedonia 2012” shows off some 3200 ancient artifacts unearthed this year at various Macedonian archaeological sites.
Seven years after the roof of Santorini’s Akrotiri archaeological site fell, killing a British tourist, the Bronze Age wonder has reopened to the public. This prehistoric town, called by many the “Pompeii of the Aegean”, was for centuries buried beneath tons of volcanic ash. On Wednesday, visitors were once again allowed in to see one of the world’s lost wonders.
As Greece’s well documented austerity measures begin to take their toll on a near desperate population, a growing number of people in the country are beginning to suffer from a somewhat unexpected side-effect… Gold Fever. Reports of Greeks heading for the hills in search of lost loot abound today on the web. Sunken cities, Nazi gold, even grave-robbing across the Bulgaria frontier, all that remains for some Greeks is prayer.