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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.

Greece Partners with ALIPH Foundation to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas

Greece has pledged to support the efforts of the ALIPH Foundation to protect cultural heritage sites in conflict areas.

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.

Greece Holds Talks with Italy for Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Stay in Athens

Greece and Italy continue discussions on the permanent return of a Parthenon fragment, from the collection of the Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas, to Athens.

Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval

Greece’s Council of Museums has given the green light for the creation of an Underwater Antiquities Museum on the coastal front of Piraeus.

Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Return to Greece from Italy

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, will soon receive a fragment of the eastern frieze of the Parthenon, from Italy's Museo Archeologico Antonio Salinas.

Stolen Antiquities Return to Greece from the United States

A total of 47 stolen antiquities will soon return to Greece from the US, following a long-term investigation carried out by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York.

Greece to Receive Parthenon Frieze Fragment from Italy

A fragment of the Parthenon frieze will be returned to Greece from a museum collection in Italy, under a long-term loan agreement.

Acropolis Upgrade and Protection a Priority, Says Culture Minister

The upgrade and protection of the Acropolis archaeological site is a government priority, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Culture Ministry: Action Plan for Promotion of Ancient Olympia

An action plan for the cultural promotion of Ancient Olympia in Greece has been agreed between the Culture Ministry, the Region of Western Greece and local authorities.

Home of Greek Poet Nikos Gatsos to Become a Landmark

The home of one of Greece’s greatest poets, Nikos Gatsos, is set to become a landmark, the Culture Ministry has announced.

Landmark Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites to Get Free WiFi

Visitors at 25 landmark archaeological sites and museums across Greece will soon have the opportunity to enjoy free wireless internet service (WiFi).

Photos of the Acropolis Wanted for Online Scrapbook Initiative

Visitors of the Acropolis are invited to send photographs they may have that show the changes the Acropolis monuments have gone through during the last 45 years.

Thousands Stream Through Doors of Athens’ EMST Museum

Thousands of people visited the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens during the first three days of its operation.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.
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Thessaly Region Cultural Tourism Projects Secure Funding

Three key cultural and tourism projects in the Thessaly Region have secured 4.4 million euros in EU funding for upgrades.

Western Greece Region Allocates Funds for Three Main Sites

Three sites in Western Greece have secured 7.5 million euros in EU funding for restoration, preservation and maintenance works.

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.
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