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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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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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Ancient Greek shipwreck found intact at the bottom of Black Sea (video)

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck. The ancient Greek shipwreck has been lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea. The ship wreck is similar to Odysseus’s vessel as featured on an Ancient Greek pottery found in …

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German returns Ancient Greek mosaics stolen from Delos and Athens

A German citizen sent per post to the Greek Embassy in Berlin what has been stolen decades ago: three fragments of ancient Greek mosaics. Two of the fragments were removed on the island of Delos and one from the Hadrian Liberality in Athens in the 1960’s, an attached note clarified. …

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Ancient Greek Amphora of “disputed ownership” to be auctioned in New York

An Ancient Greek Amphora is to go on auction in New York at the end of the month. Too bad that the ownership is currently disputed by Greek forensic archaeologists who have alerted authorities to investigate the issue.  The black-figured amphora may end back to Greece, local media report. The …

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Important Monuments of Ancient Greece on one …beach

The Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus were spotted all in one place on the beach Psili Ammo in Tolo by Naflpio on Saturday afternoon. An unknown artist created the exceptional constructions out of sand. With excessive patience, talent and skills, the artist or the artists modeled …

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Cycladic female figurine unearthed in Akrotiri excavation Santorini

Important findings have been unearthed in the excavation site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. Inside a clay chests from the 16th century BC, archaeologists discovered a Proto-Cycladic female figurine made of marble. The finding delights the community of archaeologists and archaeology fans. Inside rectangular chests made of clay …

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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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