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How the Ancient Greeks Cared for the Disabled

As difficult as it may be for many Greeks and visitors today to get around Greece, the ancient Greeks had the disabled in mind when they constructed many buildings, especially those having to do with healing. Building graceful stone ramps...

From Pericles to Antetokounmpo: The History of Athens in 1,500 Words

Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has been a place of human settlement for at least 5,000 years. But its fortunes, and its relationship with the wider world of Greekness, have fluctuated...

Activists Opposing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Arrested on Acropolis

Greek police detained on Sunday two activists who attempted to hang a banner against Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics from the scaffolding on the Acropolis. The women, 18-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang and 22-year-old exiled Hong Kong activist Joey Siu, both...

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his Admiration for Greece

The life of John D. Rockefeller Jr. reads like a long, fascinating novel, with a chapter dedicated to his love for ancient Greece. He was the heir of the first billionaire in history, John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in...

Sting Celebrates 70th Birthday with Eric Burdon Under the Acropolis

Sting and Eric Burdon got together in Athens on Friday to celebrate the former Police bassist's 70th birthday under the Acropolis. The two English musicians are no strangers to Greece. They have both played live in Athens numerous times...

Sting to Celebrate 70th Birthday with Concert in Athens’ Ancient Theater

British rock star Sting will celebrate his 70th birthday in Greece by giving two concerts on September 30 and October 1 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the slopes of the Athens Acropolis. The "My Songs Tour", which took...

William St Clair: The Tireless Campaigner for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

When William St Clair passed away on June 30, Greece lost one of the most ardent campaigners for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The Parthenon Marbles are a collection of sculptures taken from the Parthenon frieze by Lord Elgin...

Greece Gears Up for the Return of Historic Rally Acropolis

Greece is gearing up for Rally Acropolis, part of the World Rally Championship (WRC), which begins on Thursday, eight years after it was last held in the country. Greece discontinued the rally due to financial problems, caused by the decade-long...

British Museum Damage Raises Concerns Over Parthenon Sculptures

A roof that has been leaking was reported as the reason why the gallery of the Parthenon sculptures of the British Museum has not opened to the public yet.

July 31, 1801: The Day Elgin Took the First Parthenon Sculptures

It was July 31, 1801 when the 7th Earl of Elgin took down the first-ever Parthenon sculptures in Athens to take to Britain.