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The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report, and a new study suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East.
Sir Arthur Evans first discovered the 4,000-year-old Palace of Minos on the island of Crete in 1900. The civilization that built this palace was set apart from later Bronze Age Greeks by the artifacts the British archaeologist recovered, leading him to suggest that they were refugees from Northern Egypt.
Malia Jene Walker has been fighting for her life since the day she was born.
New scientific data from the Greek isle of Santorini shows signs of unrest for the first time in more than 50 years, and could be evidence of an impending eruption similar to the one that last struck in 1950
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For several decades, archaeologists in Greece have been painstakingly attempting to reconstruct wall paintings that hold valuable clues to the ancient culture of Thera, an island civilization that was buried under volcanic ash more than 3,500 years ago.
Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. The world map might look differently had the Greek volcano Thera not erupted 3,500 years ago in what geologists believe was the single-most powerful explosive event ever witnessed. Thera didn't just blow a massive hole into the island of Santorini - it set the entire ancient Mediterranean onto a different course, like a train...
Mt. Lykaion, Arcadia is known from ancient literature as one of the mythological birthplaces of Zeus. New expeditions show the altar may in fact predate the introduction of Zeus in the Greek world.
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.
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