The mosaic’s multicolored patterns were painstakingly composed of tiny stones—about 3,000 of them per square foot.
Dhaskalio is a protected site and uninhabited today, but was once widely known for ritual activities.
Bethsaida is purported to be the hometown of apostles Philip, Andrew and Peter.
Most of our historical record about the Phoenicians came from ancient Greeks and Romans—the Phoenician's arch-enemies.
"Finding the bones of the young woman ... should not be surprising."
You’d think people would have noticed earlier.
An earthquake struck Lechaion somewhere between 50 and 125 A.D., and the majority of the ruins have since been buried beneath sediment.
Hippocrates described unidentified parasitic worms in his medical texts 2,500 years ago. Ancient human poop just revealed which ones.
The parasitic worms were found in decomposed matter recovered from the surface of pelvic bones.
Looking at the image "brought some people to tears."
Experts made the discovery on the Greek island of Thirassia.
The Swiss-led team discovered the site at the foot of the a hill near the fishing town of Amarynthos.