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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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Greek seniors ask Amal Alamuddin-Clooney to help with the Return of the Stolen Pensions

After a glamorously successful visit in Athens, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney is to board on a plane and leave behind the birthplace of civilization and the flashlights showers. Mrs Clooney’s 3-day visit was crowned with numerous lunches and dinners and meetings with the highest representatives of the political and business world. WOW …

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UPD Greek engineers warn: “Acropolis is crumbling!”

As if taxes wouldn’t cause enough crumbling in our pockets now a new disaster emerges on the horizon of the crisis-ridden country. Our beloved Acropolis, the Monument of Monuments, is crumbling! Engineers investigating the rockfall of last January found out that  part of the huge rock on which the Parthenon …

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2,500 children “embrace” the Acropolis and send message against racism

More than 2,500 children formed a human chain and embraced the Acropolis on Friday morning on the occasion of World Day Against Racism.”We embrace the Acropolis, we embrace Democracy, we embrace Humanity, we embrace the World” was the message sent by the children to the world. There were children from …

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The Guardian has a poll on return of Parthenon Marbles: “Are you with George Clooney?”

George Clooney’s recent statement supporting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece sparked a debate in Great Britain. The Guardian even started a public opinion survey with the title “Are you with him?” Is George Clooney correct? Should Britain return the Elgin marbles? While promoting his new film Monuments …

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Athens: Shop owner kicks accordion playing Roma girl

A moment of unprecedented racism right under the glory of the Acropolis. At Dionysioy Aeropagitoy Street. A street full of tourists, street vendors and musicians. A young Roma girl is playing the accordion. She must be six or seven years old. Tourists pass by and drop half a euro or …

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Acropolis ranked second most beautiful world heritage site

The Acropolis of Athens, the ancient tempel of great architectural and historic significance, has ranked second on a list of 25 most beautiful world heritage sites with outstanding universal value. Here is the story by CNN: “You heard of the two guys who recently opted in to a two-year, $1.5 …

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Athens: Acropolis on Strike too, Oct 12-13/11

The padlock was installed at the entrance of Acropolis already yesterday. This morning  riot police squads took position outside the archaeological site. The Archaeologists will move to Acropolis at 11.30 am to protest the “labour reserve”, the salary cuts with the new payroll, the merger of state institutions that leaves people without a …

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Athens-Acropolis: Bazaar for Stray & Abandoned Cats, Sept 25

How about a nice walk in the city’s most beautiful street at the feet of Acropolis and some charity? Tomorrow Sunday, September 25th 2011 in Athens? Animal Welfare Society Nine Lives organizes a Bazaar for the benefits of stray and abandoned cats in Greece’s capital. The bazaar takes place from …

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Greek Communists Protest Austerity in Acropolis

Tourists in Acropolis got an insight view of what it is to live in a austerity hit country and have a resistance spirit. A group of members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) labour union PAME erected two banners on the Acropolis rock to protest the austerity – past, present and future. …

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German BILD: Must Greece sell the Acropolis?

I have been wondering… should I comment cynical, satirical, offended or just angry? I can’t decide… But slowly an answer comes up in my mind. Yes, we can sell the Acropolis for 1 trillion euro but only to Bild readers and only if they manage to collect this sum with the social care …

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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds …

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