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Bulgaria: Ancient world shipwreck found in Black Sea

Scientists who took part in an expedition of marine archaeology, called Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project, have found ships used in antiquity at the bottom of the Black Sea. According to participants, nobody has seen or registered those ships before.

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Bronze Age grave in Greece shows nobleman's love of jewelry

A handout photo made available by the Greek Ministry of Culture released shows archaeologists working at the site where one of the largest Mycenaean-era carved tombs ever found in Greece has been discovered, in Orchomenos, Viotia, central Greece.

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Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.

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Two Greek sites in 2016 top 10 archaeological discoveries. 21 Archaeology magazine announces its top 10

Two archaeological findings in Greece, the Antikythera Man and the mass grave at Pheleron Delta were included in the top 10 discoveries for 2016 by “Archaeology” magazine. The publication is published by the Archaeological Institute of America and its editors announced their picks for the most compelling finds of the year expiring in two weeks. Following is the complete list:

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Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Paris, 14 October 2016 —“As I have stated on many occasions, and most recently during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, Jerusalem is the sacred city of the three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is in recognition of this exceptional diversity, and this cultural and religious coexistence, that it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Ancient Greek sculpture inspiration for China's Terracotta Warriors, researchers say

Archaeologists studying the Terracotta Warriors say that inspiration for the famed army built to guard the tomb of China’s first emperor near today’s Xian may have come from Ancient Greece, the BBC reports.

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Amazing 3,500 years old ancient Greek warrior found

Archeologists say they have discovered the ‘real’ ‘Lord of the Rings’, after a 3,500 old ancient warrior’s skeleton was unearthed amid a treasure trove of ancient artifacts in Greece.

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Centuries-old rental agreement unearthed in Turkey’s İzmir

Excavations that are ongoing in the ancient city of Teos in İzmir’s Seferihisar have unearthed a 2,200-year-old inscription, thought to be the most comprehensive rental agreement in Anatolian history. 

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Archaeological finds in Bulgaria: August 2016 highlights

August is traditionally a peak month for archaeological work in Bulgaria, and in 2016, the month has yielded a wealth of finds, from what is claimed to be the oldest processed gold in the world, a 5000-year-old form of writing, amphorae dated from the time of the Trojan War and at the famed Perperikon site, one of the earliest Christian churches in Bulgaria.

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Archeologists find what may be world's oldest gold artifact. Bead was dug up from Bulgarian site dating back to time when metals were being used for 1st time

A 15-centigrams gold bead is pictured in village of Yunatsite, Bulgaria, August 8, 2016. The bead, found at a pre-historic settlement in southern Bulgaria, dates back to 4,500-4,600 B.C., meaning it may be the oldest gold artifact ever found. 

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State Department urges Turkey to respect Hagia Sophia’s tradition, complex history

The US State Department has indicated its disapproval with Turkey’s decision to allow readings from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

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Stone age Aegean Sea migrants brought agriculture to Europe

Stone Age people from the Aegean Sea region moved into central and southern Europe some 8,000 years ago and introduced agriculture to a continent still dominated at the time by hunter-gatherers, scientists say.

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UN makes explicit reference to the return of the Parthenon Marbles

With success was crowned the Greek initiative with the Decision “Return or Attribution of Cultural Goods to the countries of origin”, which includes explicit reference to the return of the Parthenon Marbles, and adopted unanimously by the plenary of the General Assembly of the United Nations (December 11, 2015).

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The technological wonders of the ancient Greeks

 

 

 

The 3rd c BC automatic maid is considered to have been the first robot in history.

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Balkan Personalities Named as European High-Flyers

 

 

 

A lawyer, a young politician and a science prodigy from the Balkans have been named on a list of some of the most influential public personalities in the European Union.

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