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Greeks Call for Parthenon Marbles Issue to be Part of Brexit Talks

The Greek government is requesting that the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece be part of the Brexit negotiations citing EU treaty law.

Safeguarding Antiquities Priority as Thessaloniki Metro Works Proceed

A working group made up of state and Attiko Metro officials will monitor works on the Thessaloniki metro, aiming to safeguard Byzantine era findings.

Underwater Dig off Delos Uncovers Shipwrecks, Port Structures

A series of underwater excavations carried out off the island of Delos in the Cyclades has brought to the fore ancient coastal structures, a port and shipwrecks.

Thassos Excavation Wins Archaeology Award

The French School at Athens and the Greek Culture Ministry received the grand prize in archaeology for excavation works on the island of Thassos.

Samos Ancient Wonder Eupalinos Tunnel Reopens to Public

The 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel, located at the Pythagoreion archaeological site on the Aegean island of Samos, re-opened to the public following restoration works.

Portico of Philip V on Delos to Undergo Restoration

The Portico of Philip V at the archaeological site of Delos in the Cyclades will be the first to undergo restoration with funding by the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.

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
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