29th January 2013
Link reblogged from Primal Heart with 94 notes
SEATTLE - A mysterious “snake goddess” painted on terracotta and discovered in Athens may actually be Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest.
Once linked to the worship of the dead, the goddess is flanked by two snakes on a slab of terracotta about the size of a piece of notebook paper….
18th June 2012
Link reblogged from Archaeological News with 38 notes
ATHENS - Greek archaeology students hit by state funding cuts are making an online appeal for donations to join excavations in Iraqi Kurdistan, the state-run Athens News Agency said on Monday.
In a posting on donation site www.indiegogo.com, the group of Athens University students ask…
27th March 2012
Link reblogged from Archaeological News with 24 notes
Archaeologists in Greece have stumbled upon the remains of a sanctuary to Asclepios, the ancient god of healing, during the construction of a highway in central Greece, a project official said on Monday. “We were fortunate enough to find this previously unknown sanctuary,” supervising…