Read more about the article Study Suggests Mercenaries May Have Helped Ancient Greeks Turn The Tide Of War Against Carthaginians
Picture shows a mass grave from the battle of Himera in 409 BC, undated. Genomes from the remains reveal the genetic diversity of the soldiers. (University of Vienna/Newsflash)

Study Suggests Mercenaries May Have Helped Ancient Greeks Turn The Tide Of War Against Carthaginians

Researchers have discovered that mercenaries may have helped Greeks battle Carthaginians in Sicily over 2,500 years ago. DNA analysis of 54 bodies found in mass graves revealed that a decent proportion of the Greek soldiers who fought Carthaginians in the ancient city of Himera, in Sicily, were not Greek. They…

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Read more about the article Mysterious Spheres Could Be From First Ever Board Game
Image shows groups of spheres from Akrotiri, undated photo. Archaeologists from the University of Bristol In England suggested that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean and Mediterranean could be playing pieces from one of the earliest ever board games. (Konstantinos Trimmis/Newsflash)

Mysterious Spheres Could Be From First Ever Board Game

Scientists believe mysterious stone spheres found at ancient archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and Aegean may be playing pieces from one of the first-ever board games. The experts - from Bristol University - believe the spheres may have been sling stones, tossing balls, a counting or record-keeping system, or counters…

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Read more about the article Incredible Snaps Show Ancient Roman-Era Remains On Seabed
Image shows the shipwreck on the bottom of the Skerki Bank. (Vincent Creuze ROV Drassm/Newsflash)

Incredible Snaps Show Ancient Roman-Era Remains On Seabed

These remarkable underwater snaps show a treasure trove of shipwrecked Roman-era remains that ended up at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The astonishingly well-preserved finds are understood to come from cargo ships that sunk fully loaded. UNESCO recently spent a fortnight exploring three Roman-era shipwrecks in the Skerki Bank and…

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Read more about the article Superyacht Sinks In Front Of Italian Rescue Crews
Superyacht sinks offshore from Catanzaro Marina, in the Calabria region, Italy, in undated footage. The yacht was fourteen kilometers offshore. (@guardiacostiera/Newsflash)

Superyacht Sinks In Front Of Italian Rescue Crews

https://youtu.be/BckH96sfApw @guardiacostiera/Newsflash This is the dramatic moment a 40-metre-long superyacht sinks in the Mediterranean off the coast of southern Italy. The footage was taken by rescuers on a boat operated by the Italian Coast Guard that captured the shocking moment the superyacht sank. The yacht was nine miles offshore from…

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Read more about the article Frantic Search For Woman Who Fell From Cruise In Med
Rescuers search for a person fallen from the Azamara Quest ship into the water at 75 miles from Mallorca, Spain, in June, 2022. (@salvamentogob/Newsflash)

Frantic Search For Woman Who Fell From Cruise In Med

Spanish search and rescue are looking for a woman who was seen falling from a cruise ship into the sea around 75 miles from Majorca at around 2am on Sunday. Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society is still looking for the woman with the help of two helicopters and a…

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Read more about the article Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards
The excavation campaign that began on 4th April, 2022, of Mont'e Prama in Cabras. (MiC/Newsflash)

Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards

Giant statues crafted more than 3,000 years ago could have been guardians of an ancient graveyard, say experts. The mysterious Bronze Age giants were found at a necropolis near Mont'e Prama in Cabras, a small town on the west of the island of Sardinia. Dated to between the 11th and…

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Read more about the article Coastguard Rescues Rare Sea Turtle Found Exhausted And Floating In Mediterranean
A loggerhead sea turtle, which was found to be exhausted and weak in Limak Port in Hatay, Turkey, was rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard Command teams on 12th April 2022. (@t.c.sahilguvenlik/Newsflash)

Coastguard Rescues Rare Sea Turtle Found Exhausted And Floating In Mediterranean

This footage shows the coast guard rescuing a large, rare, protected sea turtle after it was found at sea in a weak and exhausted state. The footage shows two members of the Turkish Coast Guard assisting the tired turtle and helping to hoist it into a dinghy. https://youtu.be/67R7S5dfoaA @t.c.sahilguvenlik/Newsflash Newsflash…

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Read more about the article Fish Dive Deep In The Mediterranean Sea As Climate Change Leads To Uninhabitable Surface Temperatures
Fish are seen swimming below the Mediterranean Sea, where climate change has forced many animals to swim to new depths. (Shahar Chaikin/Newsflash)

Fish Dive Deep In The Mediterranean Sea As Climate Change Leads To Uninhabitable Surface Temperatures

Fish and other species are migrating to deeper waters in the Mediterranean Sea as climate change heats up surface water, threatening both conservation efforts and the fishing industry. In a statement sent to Newsflash yesterday (11th November) from Tel Aviv University (TAU), experts outlined a study that looked at the…

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Read more about the article Octopus Given New Ten Times Bigger Home As Swiss Zoo Adds Caves For It To Hide In
The common octopus that now lives in display tank 11 with some fish species and other Mediterranean invertebrates at the Basel Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Basel/Newsflash)

Octopus Given New Ten Times Bigger Home As Swiss Zoo Adds Caves For It To Hide In

This octopus is living life large after the zoo where it lives made its home 10 times bigger and added caves in which it can hide. The footage shows the octopus in its new environment, which it is sharing with fish species and other Mediterranean invertebrates. The images were shared…

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Read more about the article British Artist Designs 93 Sculptures For Mediterraneans First Underwater Museum
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor, provided 93 statues for MUSAN, whose opening took place with a ceremony on 31st July, at Pernera beach in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

British Artist Designs 93 Sculptures For Mediterraneans First Underwater Museum

British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has designed 93 sculptures for the first ever underwater museum in the Mediterranean. The new underwater museum, ideal for divers and snorkelers, was opened off the coast of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Jason, 47, originally from Dover, previously created the world's first underwater sculpture park…

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