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Parthenon Covered in Snow as Rare Cold Front Hits Greece

The heavy snow which has been falling throughout Greece has now blanketed the Parthenon, the very symbol of Greece, in white. The stunning ancient temple was even more striking than usual on Monday, after heavy snowfall added its magic to...

Sex Scenes Shot at the Acropolis Cause Stir in Greece

A video of lurid sex scenes shot at the Acropolis in the midst of visitors has caused furore in Greece with authorities investigating the incident

Italy Returns Parthenon Marbles Fragment to Greece in Nudge to UK

Italy is returning a fragment of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, authorities in Greece and Italy said on Wednesday in a move that adds new pressure on the British Museum to send its own pieces of the works back...

Who Beheaded The Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style". The statue’s torso was found in 1865-1866 southeast of the...

Athens Tower of the Winds is World’s Oldest Meteorological Station

The Tower of the Winds in Athens is the oldest meteorological station in the world, and one of the most important ancient monuments in Greece

Ten of the Acropolis Museum’s Most Beautiful Exhibits

The Acropolis Museum located only 330 meters (1,000 feet) from the famed hill of the same name hosts some of the world's most important antiquities

Greek Artist Performs Under the Acropolis for Grammy Series

Greek singer George Perris performed his song "No Armor" under the beauty of the Acropolis as part of the Grammys' new "Global Spin" series. The video of the performance, which was released on Tuesday, highlights not only the beauty of...

UN Adopts Greek Proposal for the Return of Stolen Cultural Property

The General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted Greece's resolution on the return of cultural property to its rightful owners in a plenary session on Monday. The resolution that was proposed by Greece, was titled “Return or restitution of...

Majestic Acropolis Lighting Wins International Award

Eleftheria Deko, the designer behind the new lighting of Acropolis won the LIT Lighting Design of the Year Award for 2021. The new lighting of one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world was unveiled in September 2020 during...

The Oldest Photograph Ever to Be Taken of the Acropolis

French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey took the first-ever photograph of the Acropolis of Athens in 1842.