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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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Impressive Monument of Episkopi, Sikinos, wins European Heritage Awards 2022

The Monument of Episkopi, a Roman mausoleum converted to a Byzantine church on the Greek island of Sikinos, was among the winners of the 2022 European Heritage Awards, announced on Thursday by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. This impressive Roman mausoleum of EPISKOPI was converted to a Byzantine church, …

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Antikythera shipwreck: Huge marble head, human teeth found in latest excavation (picts)

A greater-than-lifesize marble head of a man with a beard, which is identified as the Farnese type of Herculeswas found during the latest underwater excavation of the Antikythera shipwreck that dates to round 60 BC. The head could provide a fit with the headless statue no. 5742 at the National …

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Parthenon Marbles: Greeks and Brits protest inside the British Museum

Greeks and Brits raised their voice and staged a protesters inside the British Museum hall where the Parthenon Marbles are displayed demanding for the return to Greece. The protesters unfurled banners and Greek flags. English author and honorary Greek citizen Victoria Hislop presented a cake with candles representing the 13 …

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Entrance to Acropolis Museum at half price to mark 13th birthday

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum on Monday, 20. June 2022 will be reduced to half price to mark the 13th anniversary of the opening of the attraction. The reduced, 5-euro rate will apply throughout the day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity …

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Niarchos Foundation cancels €4million grant to Culture Ministry over “systematic delays”

Greece’s prominent Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Friday the cancellation of a 4-million-euro grant to the Culture Ministry aiming protect archaeological findings due to “constant and systematic delays” in the project. The SNF grant sought to help protect and showcase the archaeological findings in the Faliro Delta area which …

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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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Ancient Nemea to be awarded EU Heritage Label

The archaeological site of the Ancient Nemea will become the second heritage attraction in Greece to be awarded the EU’s Heritage Label, the Culture Ministry announced on Friday. The award ceremony will take place on June 13 in Brussels. Located near the city of Corinth in Peloponnese, Nemea is steeped …

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British Museum faces legal action over Parthenon Marbles 3D scan refusal

The Oxford-based Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) is planning to take the British Museum to court over its refusal to allow a 3D reproduction of a piece of the Parthenon marbles in its collection, daily the Guardian reported on Tuesday. Roger Michel, executive director of UK’s leading heritage preservation organisation …

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