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Egypt Unveils “Avenue of the Sphinxes” with Spectacular Display

Egypt unveiled on Thursday the renovated "Avenue of the Sphinxes" with a spectacular display aimed at highlighting the country’s archaeological treasures. The avenue at the ancient city of Thebes, now renamed Luxor, is nearly two miles long and about 250...

When Boris Johnson Admitted Removing Parthenon Marbles Was Wrong

A letter from 2012 written by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to a local Greek politician, came to light on Tuesday, revealing Johnson’s admission that the Parthenon Marbles should never have been removed from Athens. Not even a...

UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit These 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has bestowed a total 1,154 sites with the title of "World Heritage Monuments," and 18 of them are located in Greece. If you are ever fortunate enough to go to the...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Asks that Parthenon Marbles be Returned

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday that the United Kingdom needs to begin serious talks with Greece to return the Parthenon Marbles home. The Greek PM was speaking at the 75th anniversary dinner for The United Nations Educational,...

UNESCO’s Appeal for Return of Parthenon Marbles Falls on Deaf Ears

The recent decision by UNESCO which opens the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece was dismissed by the British Museum earlier in the week. The UN’s cultural arm requested Great Britain and the British Museum to...

Secrets of Greece’s Hanging Rocks of Meteora Revealed

How could anyone describe Meteora, this astonishing geological phenomenon, the breathtaking landscape, the inspiration and spirituality felt

UNESCO Urges Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has made a momentous decision to urge the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, according to a statement from Greece’s Culture Minister on Thursday. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni...

Vikos-Aoos Geopark Among the 5 Most Important in the World

The Vikos-Aoos Geopark in Epirus has been rated as one of the five most important Geoparks in the world, according to UNESCO evaluators

The Greek Teacher Who Was Kidnapped by the Taliban

In October 2019 Greek teacher Thanasis Lerounis was kidnapped by the Taliban in a welfare center for the Kalash people in Pakistan

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia

Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.