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Greek Archaeological Sites, Museums Still to Announce Extended Hours

The Culture Ministry has said that 1,314 employees would be hired in order to extend visiting hours at major sites across Greece.

Kavala Marks Philippi UNESCO Inclusion with Two-day Events

The Kavala Municipality and the Kavala - Thasos Ephorate of Antiquities will mark the inclusion of the archaeological site of Philippi on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, with a series of events on April 8-9.

Greece Says ‘Independent’ Parthenon Marbles Story ‘Inaccurate’

The Culture Ministry stated that an Independent story, titled "Greece Offers Ancient Archaeological Wonders in Exchange for Elgin Marbles", is "inaccurate".

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Acropolis Museum to Screen Video of Melina’s Campaign for Return of Parthenon Sculptures

The Acropolis Museum on Monday, March 6, will screen a video about the removal of the Parthenon sculptures by Lord Elgin and Melina Mercouri’s international campaign.

Greek Culture Minister Allots €2.5m for Kasta Hill, Amphipolis Works

The culture ministry in Greece has allocated 2.5 million euros for restoration works at Kasta Hill, the excavation site of the Amphipolis tomb.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Now State-run

One of the country’s foremost cultural projects, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), is now in the hands of the Greek state.

Greece says ‘No’ to Gucci Fashion Show at Acropolis

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has rejected Gucci's request to host a fashion show at the Acropolis this summer.

The Guardian: Greece’s EMST Among Top 10 New Museum Openings in 2017

Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens is included on The Guardian's list of the top ten new museum openings around the world.

Greek Ministry Says ‘Lost City’ Known Since 19th Century

News of a 2,500-year-old lost city discovered by archaeologists in Greece that has recently taken the media by storm was "corrected" this week by the Greek culture ministry.

Two Greece Discoveries on ‘Archaeology’ Magazine’s Top 10 for 2016

Two archaeological discoveries in Greece have been selected by the editors of Archaeology magazine as this year’s most compelling finds in a feature story titled ‘’Top 10 Discoveries of 2016’’.

EU Funds to Back Restoration of Central Greece Monuments

A number of historical monuments and relevant cultural heritage sites located in the Region of Central Greece have received approval by the culture and finance ministries to be allotted EU subsidies for restoration works.

UNESCO Inscribes Greek ‘Momoeria’ Custom on Cultural Heritage List

UNESCO has inscribed the centuries old custom of the “Momoeria” held annually in the wider Kozani region, northern Greece, on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity this week.

Greece’s Ancient Amphipolis Site May Reveal Second Structure

Ongoing excavation works at the Amphipolis tomb, which has had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, may have uncovered a new structure.

Major Central Greece Monuments to Get Upgrade

Preservation and upgrade works on major archaeological and historical monuments and sites in Central Greece are set to begin funded with 5.5 million euros by the EU.

Centuries Later Jesus’ Tomb Sees Light of Day

A conservation team headed by the National Technical University of Athens working on a restoration project of the Holy Edicule, the shrine that surrounds the stone tomb believed to belong to Christ, peeled back marble slabs dating back to at last 1555 AD covering the original...

Ministry to Fund Hub for the Promotion of Greek Culture, Creative Industries

Greece will allocate NSRF funds of 3.7 million euros for the creation of the so-called “Acropole Palace Creative Hub” in Athens to support entrepreneurship.

National Archaeological Museum in Athens Celebrates 150 Years with New Exhibit

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is celebrating its 150th anniversary since its foundation and has announced the new exhibition "Odysseys" as the main commemorative event.

Antikythera Shipwreck May Shed Light into Ancient Travel Ways

The skeletal remains found at a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera may shed light into the habits of ancient travelers and what caused the ship’s sinking, the Greek culture ministry said recently.

Greek Berkeley Student Wins Oscar for Refugee Crisis Film

Daphne Matziaraki is one of 17 students to win during the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition in Los Angeles this week out of 1,749 submissions, joining the ranks of past winners Pete Docter, Spike Lee and Robert Zemeckis.