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Statue of Athena handed out to Palermo Museum in exchange of Fagan fragment

A statue of goddess Athena from the Acropolis Museum was handed out to the Antonino Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum in Palermo, Sicily, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday. Athena will be exhibited in Palermo in exchange of the so-called Fagan fragment from the Parthenon frieze that was borrowed to the …

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Epidaurus: Rainfall unearths marble statue likely depicting goddess Hygeia

The marble statue of a woman in a robe was found near excavations at Ancient Epidaurus’ agora area, the Culture Ministry  said on Thursday. the high-quality statue most likely depicts the goddess of health and cleanliness Hygeia. The statue was discovered on December 16, when intense rainfall cleared a section …

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Greek police recover ancient statue of ‘exceptional artwork’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. Police said the 5th century B.C. statue was recovered following …

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Farmer’s plowing machine unearths ancient statue in Doliche

The plowing machine of a farmer in Elassona unearthed an ancient headless statue in the area of Doliche village in Elassona, Central Greece. The 78-year-old man was plowing his field when the machine was stuck at what he initially thought it was a big stone. He reportedly dug with his …

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Alexander the Great statue is erected in downtown Athens

First steps to erect the statue of Alexander the Great in downtown Athens are proceeding with a fast pace after workers placed its base on Tuesday. The statue erection follows a decision of Athens Municipality. The statue will be erected at the corner between Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas avenues, just …

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Unknown perpetrators vandalize statue of Alexander the Great in Thessaloniki

Unknown perpetrators have vandalized the statue of Alexander the Great located at the seaside in the center of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The perpetrators wrote the word “slaughterer” on the statue pedestal under the inscription bearing the name of the Macedonian king and conqueror. According to local media, the perpetrators first …

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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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Venus statue discovered in Thessaloniki during metro construction works

An impressive statue has been discovered during archaeological excavations at the construction work of Metro in Thessaloniki. Among the more than 300,000 findings is the headless statue of goddess Aphrodite. The statue was found at the construction works area of  the metro station <Agia Sophia>, very close to the Krinaio …

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Greek goddess statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry

Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh’s Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists. The sculpture of Themis – the goddess of justice – wearing a sari was installed outside the court in December 2016. Several radical Islamist groups, including the Hefazat-e-Islam, a …

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2,500-year-old Greek god found in the bottom of Kerch Bay in Crimea

Russian constructors have found  the head of a 2,500-year-old terracotta statue of a Greek god during underwater construction operation off the Crimean Peninsula, according to recent media reports in Russia. Chief of the underwater archaeology unit of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergei Olkhovskiy has announced that the discovery of …

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