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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:02 AM

Archaeology: Greece, the 10 most important discoveries of 2011

List published by To Vima
19 January, 17:38

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JANUARY 19 - There are enough significant archaeological discoveries made every year in Greece to fill entire museums. This was also the case in 2011, despite a drop in financing for research as a result of the economic crisis. The authoritative weekly To Vima (The Tribune) has drawn up a list of the ten most important archaeological discoveries of 2011.

The works, the publication says, were not listed according to their importance as this will only be established after further studies.

The discoveries listed are as follows: 1) A small 2,500-year old wooden statue in perfect conditions. The impressive find was made in the Sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona during building works on the archaeological site's drainage well. Other objects were found alongside the statuette, all of them dating from the 5th century BC.

2) A square jasper stamp, dark red in colour and bearing incisions in Minoan hieroglyphics, the oldest Minoan texts of Crete. The find, which the archaeologists Iris Tsachili and Eleni Papadopoulou say is very important, was made at the peak sanctuary of Mount Vrysinas in Rethymno, on the island of Crete.

More: http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2012/01/19/visualizza_new.html_46971068.html

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