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Acropolis Museum Launches New Social and Educational Programs

The Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced new educational activities designed for schools and people of different backgrounds in Greece and abroad.

New Archaeological Museum in Sparti Gets Green Light

The construction of a new archaeological museum in the Peloponnese town of Sparti has received the green light, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Archaeologists Discover Temple-like Foundations at Kleidi Samikou Greece

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced that archaeologists have discovered the foundations of a large, temple-like construction in the Peloponnese.

Thessaloniki Metro Finds to be Displayed Near Sintrivani Station

The Thessaloniki Metro crossover building, located near the under-construction Sintrivani Station, will become a museum where finds from the metro excavations will be displayed.

Greek Archaeological Finds on Display at New Dimotiko Theatro Metro Station

A permanent exhibition focused on the water supply system of the ancient city of Piraeus is on display at the new Dimotiko Theatro metro station that opened to commuters.

Greece Steps Up Drive for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told The Sunday Times that the time has come for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and that he will raise the issue during his upcoming visit to London.

Ancient Greek Masterpiece ‘Kore of Thera’ Makes First Public Appearance

Santorini and Greece recently celebrated the first public appearance of the “Kore of Thera”, a 2.48-meter, white marble statue of a “Kore” - a standing female figure - dating back to the 7th century BC.

Greek Culture Ministry Hands Over Restored Sikinos Monument

The Culture Ministry has restored the Monument of Episkopi on Sikinos, which has also received a European Heritage/Europa Nostra award for 2022.

Spinalonga Islet Among Culture Ministry’s Development Projects

The islet of Spinalonga, located in the Elounda Gulf northeastern Crete, is a top priority for the Greek Culture Ministry which is moving ahead with restoration and upgrade projects in the Lasithi prefecture.

Japan’s NHK Shows Alonissos as Island with Many Different ‘Faces’

The Greek island of Alonissos and the variety of experiences and attractions it offers were recently presented by NHK, Japan’s public TV broadcaster.

‘London Times’ Readers: Give the Parthenon Marbles Back to Greece

“Should the Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles be given back to Greece?“ Well, yes, says the British public, according to a recent poll among ‘The Times’ and ‘Sunday Times’ readers.

British Museum Suggests ‘Partnership’ With Greece Over Parthenon Marbles

In a step forward, the British Museum is proposing an “active Parthenon partnership” with Greece on the thorny issue of the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to their homeland.

Ancient Messene to Get New Archaeological Museum

A new archaeological museum is in the pipeline to host finds discovered at Ancient Messene in the Peloponnese.

Greece Hopes ‘Fagan Fragment’ Return to Pave Way for Parthenon Marbles

Italy set a precedent on Saturday, June 4, returning to Greece an artefact removed from the Parthenon frieze known as the “Fagan fragment”.

Greece Sends Loud Message with ‘Reunite Parthenon’ Stamp Series

Greek postal service ELTA has released a commemorative series of stamps featuring the illegally removed parts of the Parthenon, in efforts to raise awareness for the return of the ancient sculptures to Athens.

UNESCO Committee Calls on Greece – UK to Resolve Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO has once again called on Greece and the UK to intensify efforts to resolve the long-standing dispute concerning the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens.

Greek and UK Culture Ministries to Discuss Return of Parthenon Marbles

UNESCO has announced that a new round of formal talks will begin between the UK and Greece on the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Greece Teams Up with Australian Committees for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni met with Australia's national committees lobbying for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Amphipolis: Kasta Tomb to Open to the Public Under Pilot Plan in 2022

Kasta tomb, the largest burial monument discovered at Amphipolis in Central Macedonia, will open its doors this year, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.

US Returns 55 Antiquities Worth More Than $20m to Greece

Fifty-five antiquities valued at more than $20 million have been repatriated to Greece from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.