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2012-03-13 17:00:08

Georgia Tech instruments measure unprecedented deformation Do a Google image search for “Greece.” Before you find pictures of the Parthenon or Acropolis, you´ll see several beautiful photos of Santorini, the picturesque island in the Aegean Sea. The British Broadcasting Company named it the world´s best island in 2011. Santorini is a tourist magnet, famous for its breathtaking, cliff side views and sunsets. It´s also a volcanic island that has been relatively...

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2010-10-21 06:15:00

Archaeologists have discovered a "fantastically preserved", 5,100-year-old door in Zurich, Switzerland. The poplar wood door, which researchers believe was made in 3,063 BC, is "solid and elegant", and may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe, said chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher on Wednesday. It had well-preserved hinges and was "remarkable because of the way the planks were held together," said Bleicher, who used tree rings to determine the age of the door. It was likely built...

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2009-10-17 08:53:48

Archaeologists surveying the world's oldest submerged town have found ceramics dating back to the Final Neolithic. Their discovery suggests that Pavlopetri, off the southern Laconia coast of Greece, was occupied some 5,000 years ago "” at least 1,200 years earlier than originally thought. These remarkable findings have been made public by the Greek government after the start of a five year collaborative project involving the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of...

2008-06-27 00:00:00

Cockerels living on West Cornwall land have been allowed to continue doing what they do best. Penwith District Council has dropped its investigation into a complaint that poultry owned by Jeff and Pam Trevaskis at Connor Downs, near Hayle, were too noisy. Mr and Mrs Trevaskis, who have kept chickens for 30 years, thanked local media for highlighting the case. They said: "We are pleased to say a representative from Penwith visited us to inform us that no further action would be taken and...

2006-10-21 18:00:21

By JIM MCBETH THE smiles and convivial air say it all. They are obviously all close friends or family, dressed in their best clothes and fine jewellery for a quiet get-together. It's the Bronze Age and the first Scots to introduce the social ritual of having people round for drinks are ready to party. Meet the ancestors the weekend wouldn't be the same without them. We take for granted the conviviality of Scottish culture, but it was defined 4,000 years ago by a mysterious race that,...

2006-06-01 15:10:00

By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -- An underwater explorer who found the Titanic and a team of international scientists will soon survey waters off the Greek island of Crete for clues to a once-powerful Bronze Age-era civilization. The expedition about 75 miles northwest of Crete aims to learn more about the Minoans, who flourished during the Bronze Age, and seeks to better understand seafaring four millennia ago, the scientists said. U.S. researchers say the Minoans were engaged...

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2006-03-30 07:05:34

ATHENS, Greece -- Among the ruins of a 3,200-year-old palace near Athens, researchers are piecing together the story of legendary Greek warrior-king Ajax, hero of the Trojan War. Archaeologist Yiannis Lolos found remains of the palace while hiking on the island of Salamis in 1999, and has led excavations there for the past six years. Now, he's confident he's found the site where Ajax ruled, which has also provided evidence to support a theory that residents of the Mycenean island kingdom fled...