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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...

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.

Blowing Up the Parthenon: The Power of a Symbol

The Parthenon has been seen as central to the history of Western civilisation. But the building has a troubled past that is somewhat at odds with our ideas of democratic values

Greece Approves Dior Fashion Event at Panathenaic Stadium

Greece on Friday gave a "green light" to the temporary concession of the Panathinaikos Stadium for Dior's fashion event on June 17.

Greece Marks Europe Day 2021 with Acropolis Ceremony

The flags of Greece and the European Union were raised at the Acropolis early on Sunday in celebration of "Europe Day 2021".

Germany Shows the Way for Parthenon Sculptures Return to Greece

Germany announced they reached an agreement with Nigeria to return the Benin Bronzes, in a move similar to the Parthenon sculptures issue.

Greece Probes Acropolis Safety Concerns After Wheelchair Accident

The recent injury of a man in a wheelchair during his tour on the Acropolis has rekindled the debate on the safety and quality of construction that was undertaken on the monument in 2020. The implementation of concrete pathways had...