Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis discussed forming an institutional framework to attract foreign film and television productions to Greece in a meeting with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Monday.
"We are not looking for famous dead. We are searching for historic truths and to find the history of this place" said Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis after his tour to the excavation site of Kasta Hill, to the ancient gymnasium and Ancient Amphipolis museum on Saturday.
The famed Lion of Amphipolis statue could not have been placed on the Kastas hill covering a controversial tomb in northern Greece's ancient Amphipolis site, specialists said at a congress in Thessaloniki on Saturday, because it is too heavy to have been supported by the naturally formed hill, while the burial found in the tomb most certainly belongs to a different date than the original monument.
The annual congress presenting results from archaeological work in Macedonia and Thrace opened its works on Thursday at the University of Thessaloniki (UTh) on a low-key note and with the announcement that there would be no new announcements about the sensational Amphipolis tomb this year.
Archaeologists and specialists examining the rare embracing skeletons found at the Alepotrypa Cave in the Peloponnese dating to the Neolithic era used DNA analysis to determine the sex of the man and woman found because it was difficult to tell by looking at them, an archaeologist said on Friday.
A rare Neolithic-era find of the skeletons of a couple embracing was found in excavations by the northern entrance of the Alepotrypa (“Foxhole”) Cave in southern Greece, the Archaeological Service announced on Thursday.