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22583:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 25.09.2014

New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck

By Margarita Pournara

Ekathimerini 10.7.2014

Around two-and-a-half years ago the National Archaeological Museum inaugurated “The Shipwreck of Antikythera: The Ship – the Treasures – the Mechanism.” The exhibition on the wreck that went down in the second quarter of the 1st century BC – taking with it artworks, coins and other artifacts, along with the world’s oldest known analog computer, the “Antikythera mechanism” – was so successful that ...

22571:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 21.09.2014

Return to Antikythera

A project of the Hellenic Ministry of culture and Sports, with the support of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Here's the link for daily updates re: the Antikythera shipwreck excavation during fieldwork.

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22560:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 18.09.2014

Revolutionary diving suit to be used at site of 'world's oldest computer' find

Exosuit will enable divers to reach double normal depths during return expedition to wreck that yielded Antikythera mechanism

Agence France-Presse in Athens, Monday 15 September 2014

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Photograph: A reconstruction of Antikythera mechanism. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Archaeologists began using a revolutionary new deep-sea diving suit on Monday to explore the ancient ...

22559:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 18.09.2014

Divers Revisit Antikythera Mechanism Wreck

The Fox Gazette

October 5, 2012 BY ANDY

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The remains the Antikythera mechanism, a device of up to 40 cogs and gears that the ancient Greeks used to track the cycles of the solar system. Photograph: X-Tek Group/AFP

Over 2000 years ago, a Roman vessel ladened with stolen Greek treasure sank near the Greek island of Antikythera. Many years later, in 1900, sponge divers hauled up a piece of ...

22234:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Mediterranean Archaeology on 25.04.2014

Archaeology Drones Helping in Unearth Ancient Civilizations

From americanlivewire

Are you ready for a new age of archaeology? Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

The discovery of the structures hidden beneath layers of sediment ...

19863:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Odyssey Magazine on 31.01.2012

The Kythera Adventure. November/December 2011 ODYSSEY pp. 18-19

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Photograph: Scraping the bottom divers worked collecting artifacts which they hope will shed more light on the ship and its voyage.

In 1802, one of the ships charted by Lord Elgin to transport the Parthenon Marbles to England sank off the coast of the southern Peloponnese. Most of its cargo was recovered but a Greek Australian foundation and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture have joined ...

17779:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by John Fardoulis on 26.05.2010

Archaeological Dig in Kythera, ,July 2010

There will be an archaeological dig near the Agios Theoderos monastery in Kythera during July this year.
Archaeologist, Aris Tsaravopoulos will be conducting this rescue excavation with a small team of his associates.

Positions are open for volunteers from the Kytherian community to help support Mr Tsaravopoulos with the archaeological dig. Even though a formal excavation has not yet taken place around the monastery, the site is believed to have functioned as ...

17746:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Archaeological Institute Of Athens, Sydney on 17.05.2010

The view of the Parthenon from the Institute's Hostel in Athens

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Report by, Wayne Mullen, Executive Officer

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens was established in 1980 following negotiations with the Greek government. The Institute is similar to the other scholarly institutions in Athens maintained by major European and American countries. Some of these, such as the French School (École Française d'Athènes), the American School of Classical Studies ...

16899:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 12.11.2009

Bromley's model on display at the Nicholson Museum, Sydney University. 2009.

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“The model of the Antikythera mechanism was designed in 1989 by Dr Allan Bromley, who was an Associate Professor in the Basser Department of Computer Science, at the University of Sydney. It demonstrates the complexity of the gears and the dials of the mechanism that manoeuvred the upper cycle of the 19 year calendar, and the lower cycles used to predict solar and lunar eclipses. The recent research of Allan’s collaborator, ...

16043:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Andrew Bevan on 29.10.2008

Antikythera Survey Project


15276:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Andrew Ballantyne on 11.03.2008


A new book about Paliochora with measured drawings, a fresh historical interpretation, and some reconstructions.

14671:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 07.11.2007

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism. An ancient Computer.

by Gary Vey

In 1900 a sponge diver was working in the Mediterranian, just off the island of Antikythera at a depth of about 138 feet. Divers had noticed various fragments of ancient cargo scattered along the bottom of this location but it was one Elias Stadaitos who discovered the source of these artifacts. Elias found the remains of a Roman cargo ship and for many months he returned to the site to find statues, pottery and interesting clumps of rock which often encrusted metalic objects.

14668:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by BBC, Great Britain on 07.11.2007

Ancient Moon 'computer' revisited.

By Jonathan Fildes

Science and technology reporter, BBC News

The Antikythera Mechanism was explored in an episode of Unearthing Mysteries on BBC Radio 4, on 12 December, 2006.

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There are 82 remaining fragments of the mechanism that contain a total of 30 gears The largest piece ...

11695:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Meditarch, Mediterranean Archaeology on 23.10.2006

The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey Field Seasons. 1999-2000*


Authors: Cosmos Coroneos, Lita Diacopoulos, Timothy E. Gregory, Ian Johnson, Jay Noller, Stavros A. Paspalas, Andrew Wilson

The island of Kythera, situated south of the Peloponnese and north of Crete (fig.1), boasts no great antiquities or famous historical figures. As a result, the island has received, untilrecently, only limited archaeological and historical attention. New discoveries, however, and a realization of Kythera's importance as a cultural ...

11694:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Vema Newspaper on 23.10.2006

Minoan Sanctuary

On top of a 350 m high hill, next to Avlemonas, Kythera, an intact Minoan summit-sanctuary was located and a number of artifacts was found. It was the sanctuary of a Minoan Colony, which was founded on the coast next to Avlemonas 4,000 years ago. The ruins of the Minoan settlement, now known as Paleopolis or Kastri, were found in the 50s. Nobody though had ever thought, that uphill, next to the small chapel of Saint George (Aghios Georgios), an intact Minoan summit-sanctuary was hidden. This is actually ...

11225:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 31.08.2006

The wheels of Greek astronomical science.

Over the past fifty years, the Antikythera Device has gone from being the most anomalous and controversial artefact to one of the most renowned pieces of evidence of the scientific genius of our ancestors – a millennium ahead of its time.

By Philip Coppens

Article from LightEye

25 02 2006

In 1900, a Greek sponge diver called Elias Stadiatos, working off the small Greek island of Antikythera, found the remains of a Greek ship at ...

9885:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by - AAIAA - on 17.03.2006

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Bulletin.

Vol 1, 2003.


9608:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by - AAIAA - on 28.01.2006

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Bulletin

Vol 2. 2004.

Access the 52 page Bulletin, here:


[Introductory] Letter from the Director

This is the second issue of the AAIA Bulletin and I hope that the readers will find that it is an improvement on the first.

Now that the Institute is closely linked with Mediterranean Archaeology, which has become its official journal, and ...

8818:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by The Australian Paliohora Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS) on 29.12.2005

A Brief History of Northern Kythera

Prehistory: before 1000 B.C.

The earliest recorded archaeological evidence for human occupation of Kythera indicates that the island was inhabited by the Early Bronze Age. Early Helladic sites have been identified so far in the northern part of the Island, at Pyreatides and at Vythoulas, between Ayia Pelayia and Potamos (Waterhouse & Hope-Simpson 1961:149).

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Early Helladic site ...

8801:Academic Research > Archaeology

submitted by The Australian Paliohora Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS) on 27.12.2005

APKAS 2005. Field Report.

Visit the APKAS website at:

The Australian Paliochora Kythera
Archaeological Survey (APKAS)


A small team of five conducted a brief season from July 4 until 18. The aim of this year’s season was to advance the study of the material collected during the four field seasons of the project. Considerable progress was made in the archaeological drawing of the pottery sherds datable ...