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Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Thessaloniki Metro Launch May be Pushed Back

The launch of the Thessaloniki metro set for 2020 will most likely be pushed back after the construction company said it was “technically impossible” to meet the deadline.

Evia’s Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary Produces New Finds

For the first time, excavations on the Greek island of Evia have produced an inscription with the word “Amarynthos” found in Paleochoria, some 2km east of modern-day Amarynthos.

Nemea’s Aidonia Dig Reveals Two Mycenaean Period Tombs

An ongoing dig at the Aidonia site outside Nemea near Corinth, has revealed two chamber tombs dating back to the Late Mycenaean period (1400-1200 BC).

Ancient Shipwrecks Found Near Greece’s Levitha Islet

Five 2,000-year-old shipwrecks have been discovered near the Greek islet of Levitha with very significant finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Daskalio Finds May Carry Secret to Origins of Ancient Greece

Recent discoveries on the islet of Daskalio, off Keros, in the Cyclades, may hold the secret to the birth of Ancient Greece, according to archaeologists.

Makronissos Island Now Archaeological Site

Greece’s Central Archaeological Committee (KAS) has designated the entire island of Makronissos as an archaeological site.

Central Greece: Cultural Heritage Sites to be Restored Back to their Former Glory

EU grants have been secured for the restoration of three major sites of cultural importance in the Central Greece Region.

Peloponnese Sites Get EU Funding for Preservation, Restoration

Aiming to preserve the cultural heritage of the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry has secured funding for the restoration of four main sites in the region.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Archaic Mass Grave in Faliro May Soon Open to the Public 

An archaic mass grave uncovered near Faliro, between Athens and Piraeus, will come into the spotlight as the Central Archaeological Council has approved the construction of a protective edifice.

Acropolis Museum Opens Gates to Ancient Athens Neighborhood – Photo Report

An ancient Athens neighborhood, uncovered during excavations for the construction of the Acropolis Museum, will soon open to the public.

Greek Culture Ministry Sets Out to Make Delos Islet an Open Museum

The Greek Culture Ministry announced plans to transform the historic island of Delos, in the Cyclades, into an open museum.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.