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Antikythera 2013 Digging the pirates' nest

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In the island of Antikythera (ancient name Egialea), every summer we go excavating. The excavations there have revealed a large castletown which flourished between 4th century B.C. till the first half of 1st century B.C. The excavations have also revealed an ancient port and of course a cemetary, outside the castle walls. Ancient Antikytherians were also famous about their piratic activity in the island. Our goal is to create an archaeological park, which will contribute to the further development of the island (right now this island has 20 permanent residents). In the excavation participate voluntarily students of archaeology or other departments or everyone, with the supervision of archaeologists. Each one contributes to the reveal of another stepping stone of Antikythera's history. But our vacations aren't only excavating. We participate in the local festival, have fun and live all together as a group, in a rather demanding circumstances. So, will you help us continue digging the Piate's Nest? Donate, share and join the excting side of Antikythera, The Pirates' Nest Island!