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Archaeological Sites in Greece

One great thing about the Greek culture is the fact that there are so many ancient Greek ruins to visit and learn about. Here's a sampling.

Delos (Greece)
Delos is the name of an island in the Aegean Sea, which according to the Greek legends, is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Delphi (Greece)
The site of Delphi is the location of a classic Panhellenic sanctuary of Greece, first occupied in the early Archaic period.

Dr. J's Illustrated Guide to Greece
Janice Siegel has assembled several illustrated guides to sites in Greece.

Isthmia
A nicely organized site of excavations at the Greek and Roman site of Isthmia, from Ohio State University.

Kephallénia
The island of Kephallenia has the ruins of four Greek cities, Pale (near Lixouri), Krane (at Argostoli, the modern capital), Same (today's Sami), and Pronnoi, an inland city (supported by coastal Poros). The Centre of World Archaeology has been conducting archaeological studies there since the early 1990s.

Kerameikos Cemetery
In fifth-century B.C. Greek historian Thucydides detailed the panic caused by the plague, which struck Athens and Sparta in 430 and lasted two years, killing nearly a third of the populace. Recent excavations near a subway in Athens may have found one of the mass burial sites, an article in Archaeology magazine.

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
Over 1500 photographs of by Leo C. Curran (SUNY Buffalo) of ancient Greece and Rome.

Olympia
The sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia located in the western Peloponnese was, aside from Delphi, the most important sanctuary of ancient Greece. From the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

Mitrou (Greece)
Mitrou is a Bronze Age and early Iron Age archaeological site located on a small tidal islet in the North Euboean Gulf of Greece, about 65 kilometers northwest of Lefkandi.

Olympia
The archaeological site of Olympia is a Panhellenic sanctuary in Greece, excavated in the mid-19th century by Edward Curtius.

Tektas Burnu: A Classical Greek Shipwreck
An ship wrecked off the coast of Turkey near an area called Tektas Burnu between 450 and 425 B.C. has been excavated by the Texas A&M University for three years. This site is a discussion of the findings to date.

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