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Is Greece considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization?

Suspicion is near, Greece is considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization in order to “maintain our cultural heritage,” as Culture Minister Mirsini Zorba said on Thursday criticizing the 24-hour strike launched by archaeologists, Culture Ministry staff, sites and museums guards. Hundreds of tourists climbed to Acropolis of …

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Early Mycenaean Chamber Tomb with grave gifts excavated in Nemea (picts)

An unplundered chamber tomb, one of the largest in the area, was discovered in the archaeological excavation at the Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia in Nemea in the Prefecture of Corinth. The tomb is from the Early Mycenaean period – about 1650-1400 BC – and is one of the largest in …

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Ancient Tomb hidden inside a department store in Athens

An Ancient Roman Tomb is located in a place one would never thought it would: inside  a department store in downtown Athens. I must say right away: I had no idea that such treasuries exist in our stores. Archaeological ruins are scattered throughout the capital of Greece especially in its …

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Ancient Greek child leaves footprint on clay brick, from Olympia to eternity

An Ancient Greek child left its footprint to eternity. Archaeologists in the excavation site in Ancient Olympia discovered the footprint of a child estimated to have been 6 years old when it stepped on a brick of clay still that was still fresh. Archaeologists of the Institute of Hellenic Antiquities …

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Marble tombstone from 360 BC back to Greece before auctioned in London

An Ancient Greek marble tombstone return to its home in Greece before it was sold at an action of antiquities at the Sotheby’s house of London. The Greek Ministry of Culture said the engraved tombstone from the Attica  was illegally exported form Greece and was repatriated on September 7, 2018. …

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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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Treasury of findings on islet off Kythnos confirm habitation since 3000 BC

Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of findings on the islet Vryokastraki off Kythnos confirming signs of habitation stretching from the Early Cycladic era around 3000 BC until the 7th and 8th century AD. The excavation on the islet Vryokastraki off the island of Kythnos in the Aegean Sea, brought to …

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