Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

Oct 22, 2014

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

The head of a nearly intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, Greece, the culture ministry announced on Tuesday. Discovered in the fourth chamber of a burial mound at the site in the northern region of Macedonia, ...

Oct 17, 2014

18 Greek far-right lawmakers face trial

A prosecutor heading a yearlong investigation into Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party recommended Thursday that its leader, 17 other lawmakers and dozens of party officials and supporters stand trial on a range of charges, including running a criminal organization and murder. In a ...

Large mosaic in ancient tomb uncovered in Greece

Oct 13, 2014

Large mosaic in ancient tomb uncovered in Greece

Archaeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground. The mosaic, 3 meters (10 feet) long and 4.5 meters ...

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Oct 12, 2014

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artefacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed. Lying 50 meters down a steep underwater slope off Antikythera Island ...

Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

Oct 3, 2014

Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country’s ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said plans for Saturday’s attack ...

Oct 2, 2014

Part of the Acropolis is crumbling

Just when Greece thought it had come through the worst of the crisis it was hit by a new blow Wednesday: the Acropolis is crumbling. Engineers have discovered that part of the huge flat-topped rock on which the ancient Parthenon sits in the center ...

Sep 26, 2014

Greek woman allegedly buried alive by accident

Police in northern Greece are investigating a cemetery worker’s testimony that a woman woke up in her grave shortly after being buried and called for help, only to die before she could be extracted. Police officials say the man and two people visiting the ...

Sep 12, 2014

Ancient Greek tomb dig uncovers marble statues

Archaeologists inching through a large 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece on Thursday uncovered two marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three underground chambers, in another sign of the unusual attention and expense lavished on the unknown person buried there. The dig ...