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Actors, theater workers on 48-hour strike

Actors and theater workers have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest at a draft government bill on pay in the sector. Strikers extend their mobilization to daily TV series sets where cameras will be off for the same two days. The strike is been joined also …

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Composer Notis Mavroudis dies at 77 following tragic accident

Greek composer Notis Mavroudis died late on Tuesday following a tragic accident in his holiday home in Koukourava village in Makrinista on Mt Pilio. He was 77 years old. According to local media, Mavroudis he was fixing something on the balcony railing late on Tuesday, when he lost his balance …

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Deal between Greece & British Museum on Parthenon Marbles?

Greece’s Culture Ministry declined to confirm a report on Tuesday that the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum are nearing an agreement on the gradual return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. According to Bloomberg news agency, such an agreement would foresee that a part of the Parthenon Sculptures would …

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Evia delicacies at mini food expo at Syntagma metro Jan 6-8

Locally produced food delicacies from the northern section of the island of Evia will be on show at the Syntagma metro station exhibition hall in downtown Athens from Friday to Sunday, January 6-8, 2023. The three-day mini food expo aims to showcase to Athenians the broad selection of foods produced …

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Van Gogh: Heirs of Jewish collector sue Goulandris Foundation, Met NY

The heirs of a Jewish collector who fled Germany in the 1930s claim that well-documented provenance issues with the painting “La cueillette des olives” by Vincent Van Gogh have been overlooked by the museum and the Greek foundation that now owns it. Vincent van Gogh, La cueillette des olives, 1889 …

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Pope Francis “donates” Parthenon fragments to Archbishop Ieronymus

Pope Francis will return three fragments of the Parthenon sculptures which have been held in the Vatican museums, in the form of a “donation” to the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II. The three fragments consist of the heads of a boy, …

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Renovation of Maria Callas house in Athens to host Opera Academy

The house of legendary Maria Kallas will be renovated to house the Academy of Lyrical Art Maria Callas. Mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyiannis announced last week. Located close to the National Museum, the 1500-square-meter Jugendstil – Art Nouveau Architecture – apartment building is considered as one of the architectural jewelries …

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British Museum in talks on Parthenon Sculptures?

The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the Greek newspaper Ta Nea is the latest twist …

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Rare Roman mosaics of “Europa” and “Orpheus” in Sparta Museum

The museum of two rare Roman floor mosaics in Sparta was inaugurated on Monday a year after the modern buildings housing the mosaics opened to the public. “The Rape of Europa” (2.06 x 2.00 meters) and “Orpheus Charming the Animals” (1.40 x 1.13 meters), dated between the end of the …

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Building remains point to Poseidon lost temple in Peloponnese

The remains of a temple-shaped building that could be a lost sanctuary of ancient god Poseidon have been discovered in Kleidi at the foothills of the acropolis of Samiko, western Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday. The excavations completed at the end of September revealed part of the foundation …

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