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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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Culture Ministry repeals decision to accept funding for Delos after gang-rape case

The Culture Ministry has announced plans to repeal a decision accepting a donation from a private foundation that has recently become the subject of controversy following a high-profile gang-rape case in the northern port city of Thessaloniki. The donation was aiming to revamp the museum on the island of Delos. …

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Tsipras, Rivlin lay foundation at Holocaust Museum, plant olive tree (video)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a cornerstone at the Holocaust Museum to be constructed in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The two leaders planted an olive tree symbolically to remind of the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki who lost their lives in the German concentration camps during World …

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