Archeology in Greece
Last Update: January 20, 2023
Finding ancient objects in Greece is not an everyday occurrence, but it is frequent, year after year. Below are some of the media reports about discoveries made throughout Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean waters.
Genome research reconstructs family groups of Bronze age Greece
January 20, 2023: Story at Archaeology [English]
The significant archeological finds from the Thessaloniki subway excavations
January 8, 2023: Story at Imerisia [Greek] and at Skai [Greek]
A forest in Jerusalem location of discovery of 2,000-year-old ancient Greek inscription
December 20, 2022: Story at Greek City Times [English]
Archeological discovery on Crete finds ruins dedicated to Underworld deity
November 12, 2022: Story at Protothema [English]
Has Cleopatra's tomb been found?
November 9, 2022: Story at Eleftherostypos [Greek]
Martinez also discovered several important artifacts inside the temple, including coins bearing images and names of Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, and several decapitated statues...
DNA shows mercenaries used by Greece were from north Europe
October 7, 2022: Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]
Walking the ancient island paths
August 20, 2022: Story at UK Guardian [English]
How Greece is expanding archeological tourism to beneath the sea
June 29, 2022: Story at Imerisia [Greek]
Archeological finds made in sea near Antikythera
June 22, 2022: Story at UK Guardian [English]
Ancient statue of robed woman found at Epidaurus
December 29, 2021: Story at Greek City Times [English]
New archeological museum opening in Chania
October 19, 2021: Story at GTP Pages [English] - More Archeology in Greece
Archeological find made in Western Greece
The head of a statue dating back to Roman times was pulled out of the sea near Preveza, at a depth of about 10 meters. According to a statement by the Greek Culture, the head of a Roman-era statue, was probably sculptured at the time of the emperors Antoninus or Severus (2nd – 3rd century AD).
October 12, 2021: Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]
Probable Crusader era sword found off coast of Israel
October 29, 2021: Story at Skai [Greek] and at MSN "900 year old sword found"
Archeological find in Kozani
Wealthy woman's 1st century BC burial site found - Skai [Greek]
April 25, 2021
Protection for archeological site of the Plato Academy
Story at Skai [Greek]
April 14, 2021
Archeological find of "excellently preserved figurine"
Story at AP News [English]
March 19, 2021
Archeological find in Peania
January 24, 2021: Story at Skai [Greek]
Archeological discovery in south Peloponnese
Ancient 4th to 2nd century BC tombs discovered - story at Keep Talking Greece [Greek]
Nov 30, 2020
Greece archeological museums ranked highly online
Oct 10, 2020: Story at Protothema [English]
Thessaloniki archeological find to be removed then brought back after construction
March 7, 2020: Story at eKathimerini [English]
Archeological artifact goes back to Greece from Germany
Nov 15, 2019: An ancient wine cup - story at Archeology.org [English]
Investigation of the Acropolis of Glas archeological feat
Nov 8, 2019: Story at ABC News [English]
Multiple underwater archeological finds made off Kasos
Nov 7, 2019:Story at Newsweek [English]
Archeological find in ancient Sparta
October 25, 2019: Story at Fox News [English]
Arrests on Kalymnos for underwater archeological site stealing
October 1, 2019: Story at Keep Talking Greece [English]
Byzantine archeological find on Kythnos
September 7, 2019: Story at France24 [English]
Homer comes alive at Iklaina
August 25, 2019: Archeology story at eKathimerini [English]
Archeological discovery of two unmolested tombs in Nemea
August 12, 2019: Story at WDBJ7 [English]
Archeological remains found from ancient Battle of Salamis
June 17, 2019: Story at Newsweek [English]
COSCO work at Piraeus to be limited in future?
April 3, 2019: Expansion would include archeological areas, so the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has halted the plan. Story at Protothema [English] and at eKathimerini [English] and at Liberal.gr [Greek]
Sunken archeological sites to be developed
April 9, 2019: Story at Yahoo on plans of the Ministry of Culture [English]
German woman returns ancient mosaics
The story is that during the 1960s the unnamed woman took mosaics from Delos and Athens archeological sites. She has now placed them with the Greek Embassy in Berlin in order to achieve their return. Story at Tornos News. [Over the centuries a great number of artifacts have been removed from Greece, usually illegally - - for example, the most famous being the "Elgin marbles aka Parthenon Marbles".)
October 18, 2018
Ancient figure and artifacts found on Santorini
Keep Talking Greece on this archeological find which includes a marble proto-cycladic female figurine plus jars and vials.
October 12, 2018
Archeology.org on a large, rock-cut chamber tomb dating to the early Mycenaean era found near Orchomenos. A second article describes some of the objects found in the tomb.
October 5, 2018
Pressure Grows for Museums to Return Stolen Objects - Der Spiegel
December 10, 2014
More about the Parthenon Marbles (aka "Elgin Marbles")
"A marble cycladic female figurine is on display at Greece's National Archeological Museum on June 6 after its return to the country after nearly 40 years in Germany.
The museums have now been directed to review the provenance of all archeological objects that have entered into the collections since 1970. A representative of each museum has been appointed to conduct the review. Pazinger also promises "We will always be prepared to return things if it can be proven that they are of illegal origin."
The looting of the National Museum of Iraq after the American invasion in 2003 and the photographs of destroyed cultural sites in civil war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa have prompted debates about the protection of these treasures throughout the West, including Germany. Dubious purchases had been made for years by Western museums, but the practice is now widely considered to be immoral."
Thessaloniki subway compromised by major archeological find - BBC
March 14, 2013
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