Greece

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Lefkandi

The Greek Dark Ages are no longer dark: the excavations at Lefkandi on the island of Euboea, led by Irene Lemos, have brought them into the light.

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Crete, the Island that Tipped

Crete lies in an earthquake zone. This has affected the island over the centuries, but how? In the 1850’s Captain Spratt, RN, worked it out

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Athens Revisited

A walk through the heart of Athens, taking in the latest archaeological gems, but ably avoiding the crowded Acropolis

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British Museum: Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece Jenifer Neils British Museum Press, pb £14.99 The Ancient Greeks for Dummies Stephen Batchelor, John Wiley pb £15.99 What was the ‘legacy’ of the ancient Greeks? The answer, of course, is very little: an alliance of Greek aristocrats, Hellenistic kings, and Roman viceroys drained the wellspring of […]

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Ancient Greeks for Dummies, The

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece Jenifer Neils British Museum Press, pb £14.99 The Ancient Greeks for Dummies Stephen Batchelor, John Wiley pb £15.99 What was the ‘legacy’ of the ancient Greeks? The answer, of course, is very little: an alliance of Greek aristocrats, Hellenistic kings, and Roman viceroys drained the wellspring of […]

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Linear B Tablets

When Arthur Evans started digging at Knossos on Crete in 1900, a major aim was to find inscriptions and prove that the ancient Cretans had been literate.

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Messene uncovered

An extended feature on Messene, the best preserved city in the southern Peloponnese

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Second Royal Tomb of Vergina Reveals Alexander the Great, The

According to the archaeologist Manolis Andronikos, the Royal Tombs of Vergina, in northern Greece, belong to King Phillip II (388-336 BC) and his wife. However, D. Papazois, a retired Major General and a meticulous historical researcher, has a different view. After over a decade of research through the historical sources and through detailed examination of […]

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