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Metro stations to turn museums with thousands artifacts found during construction in Thessaloniki

More than 300,000 archaeological artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Many of them will be exhibited at several metro stations, turning them also to museums. She added that a large selection of these artifacts …

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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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Amazing artifacts recovered from Antikythera shipwreck (picts, video)

A treasury of incredibly rare artifacts, pieces of bronze and marble statues and a mysterious  have been found in the famous shipwreck of Antikythera Mechanism and recovered by archaeologists and divers. Most spectacularly, it is suggested that a total of seven bronze statues are still waiting to be recovered form …

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These are the Ancient Artifacts stolen from Olympia Museum (pcts, video)

 Greek police released pictures and video footage of the recovered artifacts stolen from the Museum of Ancient Olympia, after three Greeks were arrested on Friday for the armed robbery in February 2012. The bronze and terracotta statuettes, vases and lamps, which date from the Geometric to the Classical era, all found and …

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