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Ministries to review building permissions of multi-story hotels close to Acropolis

The residents’ strong reactions to the construction of two multi-story hotel buildings at the foot of Acropolis forced two Greek Culture Ministry to take action and review the building permissions of these two investment projects. The Ministries of Culture & Sport and Environment & Energy will cooperate in order to …

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Greece to British Museum: “Fischer’s views are remnants of colonialism”

Views about the legitimate ownership of the Parthenon Marbles as they have been expressed by the director of the British Museum Hartwig Fischer are “remnants of colonialism, ignore the international debate and the Declarations of Unesco,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said on Saturday. Fischer’s statement of “legitimate ownership” demonstrates …

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What was the cause of death of Alexander the Great? New theory

The real cause of the death of Alexander the Great remains a mystery 2,300 years after the 32-year-old passed away in Babylon in 323 BC.  His death  divided not only historians of Ancient Greece but also modern scholars. According to one version he developed a fever, which worsened until he …

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Knossos, Royal Tombs of Vergina among 587 monuments Greece will privatize

The archaeological site of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Herakleio and the bastions of the Venetian Castle, the Castle of Chios, the Acropolis of Sparta, the Tomb of Leonidas, the island of Spinaloga, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the Akrotiri on Santorini, the Byzantine Castle of Trikala , the Firka …

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Brexit Deal has Greece hope for return of Parthenon Marbles

Brexit deal has been approved by the British cabinet, and as the European Union prepares to negotiate a whole new relationship with the UK post-Brexit, Greece might be able to make the United Kingdom an offer it can’t refuse. “What we have now is the only opportunity in 200 years …

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Landslide unearths pre-historic tusk in lignite plant in W. Macedonia

A landslide at the Amyntaio lignite coal mine unearthed a 2-meter-long tusk. The pre-historic finding was discovered by workers of the Greek Public Power Company when they went to inspect the landslide area last week. They immediately informed their director about the finding and on his part he informed the …

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Greek archaeologists say ancient city of Tenea settled by Trojan POWs located

Greece’s Culture Ministry has said that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of the lost ancient city of Tenea that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greeks  sack of Troy. In a statement Tuesday, the ministry said excavations from September to early October …

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Ancient Kouros statues discovered by farmer trying to plant olive trees

A farmer in Atalanti, Central Greece, wanted to plant olive trees, but found an ancient statue of a Kouros instead. While the farmer was preparing the soil in his plot, his tools hit something that looked like a statue. He informed authorities that started a broader excavation and the result …

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