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More antiquities unearthed during works for Thessaloniki metro

More antiquities have been unearthed during the construction works of the metro in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The finding span from the Proto-Byzantine to the Middle-Byzantine era, that is from from the 4th to 11th centuries AD. According to local media, the antiquities were discovered during works at the southern access …

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Top court gives green light to removal of stunning antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS), has given the green light for the temporary removal and repositioning of the antiquities unearthed during excavation work for the Thessaloniki metro in northern Greece. With the majority of a single vote (13-12) the judges of the CoS approved the removal …

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Louvre returns to Thassos three marble reliefs casts from the Passage of Theories

The casts of three antique marbles reliefs returned to the archeological museum of Thassos a few days ago. They were displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris since they were found during excavations in the so-called Passage of Theories in the second half of 19th century. Director of the Ephorate …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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Greece to lend Antiquities, “entire monument” to museums abroad up to 50 years

Greece’s Culture Ministry has submitted an amendment stipulating the export of museum collections including antiquities and even “an entire monument” to museums or “similar places” abroad for a period of up to 50 years. According to the amendment, the collections can be lent for 25 years that can be renewed …

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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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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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Night watchman arrested for stealing antiquities from Santorini Museum

Police has arrested a night watchman at the archaeological museum of Santorini for stealing antiquities. Together with an accomplice, the  watchman has been stealing antiquities from the Museum’s storage room for about one year. In a cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, police raided the man’s home on Saturday and …

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Greek Culture Ministry in contact with NY prosecutors to claim back stolen antiquities

Greece’s Ministry of Culture is in contact with the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan, after New York authorities seized several antiquities from the private collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt on Friday. General Secretary of the Greek Culture and Sports Ministry, Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki said on Sunday “the Ministry is in contact with …

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6 Greeks, 2 Germans arrested for illegally ‘fishing’ antiquities from the sea

Six Greeks and two German were arrested in the last two days for illegally fishing antiquities in the Greek waters. The Greeks aged 34-50 were arrested in Gytheio in south-east Mani in Peloponnese on Monday afternoon. The men were diving to a roman shipwreck in Limani area. They were arrested …

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