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Architecture Competition to Redesign Acropolis Access

The culture ministry is set to announce an international architecture competition inviting contestants to present proposals that will make access to the Acropolis more functional and friendlier for disabled visitors and improve the aesthetics of the surrounding area.

Five Skeletons Found at Amphipolis Tomb in Greece

The Greek culture ministry revealed on Monday that archaeologists and researchers have discovered more than one skeleton in the Amphipolis tomb on Kasta Hill.

Ancient Human Remains Found at Amphipolis Tomb

Human remains were discovered under the floor of the third chamber of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Archaeologists Make More Discoveries During Dig In Amphipolis

Excavations at Kasta hill, Amphipolis, have unearthed an artificial cutting in the ground of the fourth area of the large burial mound that dates to the late 4th century.

Amphipolis Mosaic Depicts Greek Myth Of The Abduction Of Persephone

The mosaic floor, recently discovered during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece, has been revealed in its entirety. "It is obvious that this is the mythological representation of the Abduction of Persephone by Pluto," an announcement by the...

Amphipolis Dig Reveals Amazing Mosaic Floor

A large section of an impressive mosaic floor was revealed on 12 October during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Greek Culture Ministry To Attract Foreign Film Producers Through Incentives

The Culture Ministry is working on attracting domestic and foreign film producers to Greece by improving the tax and legal framework, through a new ministerial decision.

Amphipolis Dig Fully Uncovers The Pedestals Of The Caryatids

The Caryatids of the burial mound at Kasta hill in Amphipolis, Greece, are standing on pedestals that are 1.40 m high and 1.36 m wide. The statues along with their bases reach a total height of 3.67 m.

Greece To Celebrate The “Faces of Time” During European Heritage Days 2014

The theme of this year's European Heritage Days in Greece is the "Faces of Time" and will involve over 100 archaeological sites and museums across the country.

Amphipolis Tomb: Details Of The Caryatids Come To Light

The Greek Culture Ministry has released details of the Caryatids that were unearthed earlier this month during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Greece To Nominate Archaeological Site Of Philippi For UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status

By 30 September the Greek Culture Ministry will submit a nomination proposal to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the purpose of having the Archaeological site of Philippi be placed on the list of World Heritage sites.

Amphipolis Tomb Entrance Fully Revealed, Pebbled Floor Uncovered

The Greek Culture Ministry has released more photographs of the excavations at the ancient tomb of Amphipolis in Greece. According to the latest update, a pebbled floor has been revealed.

Archaeologists Unveil More Findings From Excavation In Amphipolis, Greece

Greek archaeologists excavating a large tomb in Ancient Amphipolis, central Macedonia, Greece, have informed the Greek Culture Ministry on their recent finds that involve the decoration details of the monument.

The Sphinxes Of Ancient Amphipolis, Greece, Have Been Revealed

Two Sphinxes found to be guarding the entrance of a recently discovered tomb that dates between 325 and 300 BC in Ancient Amphipolis, Greece, have been totally revealed.

Vaulted Mycenaean Tomb Discovered In Amfissa, Central Greece

A Mycenaean vaulted tomb has been discovered near Amfissa, central Greece, during an excavation project. The tomb has not been looted and the offerings found date its use from the 14th until the end of the 12th centuries BC.

Downtown Athens To Get New Cultural Center In 2015

The abandoned Acropole Palace Hotel, located on the corner of Patision and Averof Streets in Athens center, will operate as a cultural center at the end of 2015.

Greek Museums, Sites Begin To Cash In On Extended Opening Hours Scheme

The Greek Government’s decision to extend the opening hours of the country’s most popular museums and archaeological sites seems to be paying off as visitor numbers and revenue from receipts showed an impressive increase in April.

Acropolis Museum Will Be Open On Mondays From 1 April

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will be open on Mondays from 1 April until 31 October to respond to the increased number of visitors Greece is expecting this tourism season.

TIME: Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

TIME magazine recently ran an article that suggests for Greece to turn over its treasures to private companies. The country's culture minister has rejected any suggestion of handing over administration of Greek sites.

Culture Ministry Targets Long Queues At Popular Greek Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry recently held a meeting with the Union of Cruise Ships Owners and Associated Members and exchanged ideas on how to deal with the congestion at popular Greek attractions due to large volumes of tourist flows this summer.