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Steinhardt Collection: 47 stolen antiquities return to Greece

Forty-seven illegally trafficked Greek artifacts among the dozens surrendered by American hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt under a deal with US authorities will be returned to Greece in the coming days, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The ancient items that will be returned originated from Central Greece, Crete, the Cyclades …

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UN General Assembly unanimously adopts Greece’s resolution on return of cultural property

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by Greece for the “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin.” Greece’s three-year resolution was supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday. The resolution was …

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Accessible Athens Routes: Interactive website for tourists with disabilities

  A website created as a pilot project by the Municipality of Athens and the official Athens Guide ‘This is Athens’ in collaboration with the social enterprise ‘Me Alla Matia’, is now available to provide information on accessible routes and sites for tourists with either visual or mobility disabilities. The …

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Ten rare Parthenon fragments return “home” to the Acropolis Museum

Ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon will be transferred to the Acropolis Museum from the warehouse of the National Archaeological Museum, where they have been kept until now. The fragments include parts of human figures from the eastern and southern frieze of the Parthenon and its northern …

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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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“She’s gone:” Exhibition protesting Violence against Women in Athens

Τhe international exhibition ‘She’s Gone-“For An Empty Shirt”‘ will be inaugurated at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (MCF) on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Athens, the touring exhibition is co-organized by the Israeli Embassy in Greece and MCF. The exhibition was first launched in …

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2500-year-old shipwreck discovered during seabed survey to lay power cable off Kythera (video)

A rare and unique shipwreck form the Classical Era has been revealed during the marine survey for the Crete-Peloponnese subsea interconnection, the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) announced on Thursday. The rare shipwreck was revealed while surveying the seabed near the island of Kythera for the construction of Crete-Peloponnese subsea …

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Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete; dated over 6 million years

Footprints of pre-humans in fossilised beach sediments at Trachilos on the Greek island of Crete have now been dated by to 6.05 million years ago, the oldest known footprints of pre-humans. The oldest known footprints of pre-humans were found on the Mediterranean island of Crete and are at least six …

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Hermes milestone, ancient pottery seized in police operation in Ilia

The intact marble column with Hermes ancient Greek pottery objects and silver coins were among the priceless artifacts seized in Ilia, Peloponnese, during a police operation on Friday. The marble column depicting Hermes is 71 centimeter tall and has male genitals on it. In the antique, Hermes was the  god …

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