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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.

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.

‘The Greeks’ Exhibit Takes Chicago

The most comprehensive exhibition to tour North America, The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great featuring over 500 ancient treasures - many exhibited outside Greece for the first time - has gone on display at Chicago’s Field Museum.

Not One, Not Two… but 22 Shipwrecks Come to Light in Greek Archipelago

A 13-day underwater expedition near the Greek islets of Fourni, between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Ikaria, revealed an unimaginable treasure a month ago, when marine archaeologists discovered the remains of 22 shipwrecks, some over 2,500 years old.

Louvre OKs Replicas of ‘Nike of Samothrace’ in Greece

On the initiative of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region, the Louvre Museum has agreed to allow the reproduction of one of its most popular exhibits: the Nike of Samothrace.

More Treasures Emerge in Ancient Greek Antikythera Shipwreck

Dozens of treasures have come to light during underwater excavation works at the Ancient Greek Antikythera shipwreck, which dates back to the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC.

Sparta Dig Brings Mycenaean Palace, Linear B Tablets to Light

Excavations near the Peloponnesian town of Sparta have revealed a Mycenaean palace dating back to the 17th-16th century BC as well as several Linear B tablets, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Submerged BC Settlement Emerges in Argolic Bay, Greece

Excavation works under way in the bay of Kilada in the Argolic Gulf, Peloponnese, have revealed the remains of an underwater settlement dating back to the 3rd millennium BC.

Ministry to Step Up Parthenon Marbles Battle

Next year marks the 200th anniversary since the British Parliament agreed to the concession of the Parthenon Marbles to the British Museum.

Celebrity Traveler Simon Reeve to film Greek Archaeological Spots for BBC

Celebrity traveler Simon Reeve will be on location at several Greek archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, Pnyx Hill, Mycenae, Olympia, Knossos, Crete, Delphi and at Lechaio in Corinthia, to film for his next BBC documentary.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates Six Years with Impressive Samothrace Show

As part of celebrations for its sixth birthday, the Acropolis Museum will launch a series of exhibitions featuring archaeological treasures from small museums across Greece, with “Samothrace - The Mysteries of the Great Gods” launching the festivities on June 20.

UK Press Turns Provocative Over Parthenon Marbles Issue

Hours after the Greek government announced that it would not seek legal action against the British Museum and the British government for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, the Telegraph started off its story claiming that Greece finally “acknowledges that the British Museum is...

Parthenon Marbles to Return to Greece… ‘Now or Never’

The time has come for the Greek government to decide whether it wants to take legal action for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, currently held by the British Museum, according to a confidential legal memo the three lawyers representing Greece, sent the culture ministry.

Britain Turns Down UNESCO Mediation for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greek authorities slammed the British Museum’s refusal to take heed of UNESCO’s offer to mediate on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, saying that the British side is unwilling to cooperate and adding that Greece will continue its efforts in “every possible way”.

Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Among Top 10 Discoveries of 2014

The editors of ARCHAEOLOGY, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, recently revealed the year's most compelling finds and have included the tomb discovered in Amphipolis, Greece.

New Archaeological Excavations in Zagora Set to Begin

The University of Sydney and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens launch a new archaeological project in Zagora, a rocky promontory on the Greek island of Andros, which preserves the ruins of the largest early historic settlement in the Aegean, dating between the...