Archaeology

An Ancient Shipwreck in Greece Is Now Open for Visitors

As of August 3, recreational diving is allowed at the shipwreck of Peristera, named "the Acropolis of sea wrecks," off the Aegean island of Alonnisos.

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Archaeology

Mapping the Ruins of Rineia, Delos’ Little-Known Sister Isle

Inside the latest effort to probe the mysterious island of Rineia, which, while a part of Delos in antiquity, has been far less studied.

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Archaeology

Archaeology: How to Dig Up Ancient History During a Pandemic

One of the more surprising impacts of Covid-19 is how it is affecting archaeologists, who are having to adapt to not miss this year's digging season.

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Museums

Greece Will Never Drop Fight for Return of Parthenon Marbles, says Culture Minister

The culture minister slammed the British Museum's stance regarding the marbles as "outdated and colonialist".

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Archaeology

Greece to Reclaim Ancient Horse from US After Court Ruling

Despite the ruling, the auction house Sotheby's continues to argue that there is no evidence to support Greece's ownership of the antiquity.

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Archaeology

Restrictions on Diving Tourism Lifted

Parliament has passed legislation loosening the strict rules that prevented divers from visiting sites such as shipwrecks older than 50 years old.

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Archaeology

Making Use of the Lockdown to Improve the Acropolis

The absence of tourists has allowed authorities to accelerate interventions on the Acropolis Hill aimed at improving disabled access, safety and lighting.

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Archaeology

Compromise Reached to Protect Ancient Mass Grave in Southern Athens

The necropolis, which was discovered in 2016, will be removed from the Faliro site temporarily, as exposure to the elements is causing damage, experts say.

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