The Philistines; an Aegean population

It has been a few years since the discovery of a Philistine cemetery in Ashkelon, Israel, that would hopefully give more answers about their origins. This post summarizes information from the latest official announcements.  Continue reading “The Philistines; an Aegean population”

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Major archaeological discovery in Central Greece; an intact Mycenean tomb of the 14th century B.C.

A monumental Mycenaean rock-cut chamber tomb came to light at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, during the excavations conducted there by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge. Continue reading “Major archaeological discovery in Central Greece; an intact Mycenean tomb of the 14th century B.C.”

The study of geotechnical works constructed in Mycenean Greece reveals skilled engineering, excellent experience and knowledge on construction-site management and project management

Here we present selected parts of the paper titled “Geological Knowledge of Greeks in the Era of Trojan War“, by Professor emeritus of Geology Ilias D. Mariolakos, taken from the impressive collective work “Science and Technology in Homeric Epics“, edited by S.A. Paipetis (Springer, 2008). Continue reading “The study of geotechnical works constructed in Mycenean Greece reveals skilled engineering, excellent experience and knowledge on construction-site management and project management”

The prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Writing in Neolithic Greece?

In this article we present a summary of information on the excavation of the prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Among the finds, there seem to exist various  ‘writing symbols‘. Even though specialists haven’t yet concluded on the issue, this remains an exciting possibility; humans using Writing during the Neolithic times. Continue reading “The prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Writing in Neolithic Greece?”

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