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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.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

Piraeus Aims to Highlight Ancient History Via Pedestrian Walkway

A pedestrian walkway across Zea Marina in Piraeus is set to offer archaeology lovers a seaside stroll through time as it aims to connect wall fortifications, towers and ancient harbor finds.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

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’’.
Posted On 14 Dec 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.
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

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...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

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.

Greece’s New Vergina Museum in Macedonia to Open in 2017

The new Museum of Vergina in Macedonia is scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2017 with “Aigai: The first city of the Macedonians, from Hercules to Alexander the Great - In Memory of Aigai" after gaining access to EU funding.
Posted On 27 Jul 2016

Twin Kouros Statues Find their Way Home @ Ancient Corinth Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth welcomes two life-sized “Kouros” statues to its vast collection of antiquities.
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Greek-US Antikythera Mechanism Mission Produces 60 New Finds

A recent survey of the 2,000-year-old Greek “Antikythera mechanism”, found on an ancient shipwreck by sponge divers in 1901 near the islet of Antikythera, has produced some 60 artifacts and revealed new functions, including the first hint that the device was used to make...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016

Ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia Re-opens to Public

The ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia near Pylos, will re-open to the public after three years of restoration works on Sunday, during a special inaugural event at noon by Greek Culture Minister Aristides Baltas.

Aristotle’s Tomb Comes to Light?

Greece may be commemorating 2,400 years since Aristotle’s birth but it seems there’s more to celebrate as a Greek archaeologist revealed recently that he had found the great philosopher’s tomb.
Posted On 27 May 2016

Greece Still Pondering Best Way to Get Parthenon Marbles Back

The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.

Nine Years Later Kythera Museum Up ‘n’ Running

It took nine years to get the Archaeological Museum on the island of Kythera back in shape and at noon on May 7, Culture Minister Aristides Baltas will hand it over to the public.
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

Athenian Society Seeks Legal Recourse Over Parthenon Marbles

A local cultural group, the Athenian Society, has decided this week to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Britain for its unwillingness to participate in mediation talks under the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016

Ancient Lefkada Theater Unearthed

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient theater on the Greek island of Lefkada in the area of Koulmos Hill, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

A linguist may have unveiled the mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc, a 15cm fired clay tablet uncovered in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age.

Traveling Suitcases to Teach Kids About Cycladic Art

A team from the Athens-based Museum of Cycladic Art held a fund-raising event at New York’s Public Library last month in order to launch its “traveling suitcases” project aimed at educating youngsters about Aegean art.

UN for Rightful Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles should rightfully be returned to Greece, according to a decision by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
Posted On 11 Dec 2015

Greece Shifts Strategy for Return of Parthenon Marbles

The Greek government has changed plans in its quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles after the country’s culture minister said on Tuesday, that a diplomatic campaign would be launched instead to negotiate with the British Museum.
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
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