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    More than 150 digs in Greece this year – more than 3,000 in the UK

    Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd has contributed to a piece by Mike Pitts in SALON, the Society of Antiquaries of London‘s online newsletter.   How Many Digs? In August the Greek Ministry of Culture announced that excavations underway near Sparta since 2009 had uncovered a Mycenaean palace. This, said a press statement, was just one indication of ‘the importance of the archaeological wealth and cultural heritage of the country’: already in 2015 ‘more than 150 archaeological excavations have been carried out in Greece’. I was reminded of a notice in Orkney Museum: ‘The following is a list of Orkney 2012 archaeological excavations that the Orkney Archaeological Society has been made…