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Delphi To Get $800,000 Makeover

One of Greece's favorite and most treasured archaeological sites, Delphi, will undergo 600,000 euros ($803,000) in restoration work through the Operational Program Thessaly - Central Greece - Epirus from 2007 to 2013, its Regional Director said. This project involves the...

Papanikolaou Remembered 50 Years Later

To commemorate the 50th year since famed doctor George Papannikoloaou passed away, the Embassy of Greece, UNESCO and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, are holding events to honor him and his achievements, especially for investing a method for early...

Mediterranean Culture Forum Held in Malta

The two-day forum organized by the Order of Malta, the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNESCO and the European Commission was inaugurated in Limassol, Cyprus Nov. 22. The forum titled Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean: a...

German Exhibit of Lesbos Petrified Forest

The opening of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos Exhibition under the title A Special Visitor in Messel Pit Fossil Site- Multicolored Giants from the Petrified Forest of Lesvos was held on Oct. 26 in the the Messel Pit Visitor...

British Museum: No Return of Parthenon Marbles

Disputing an announcement it was ready to discuss return of some of the marble pieces and friezes stolen from the Parthenon 200 years ago by a British diplomat, officials of the British Museum said they would consider loaning them...

Efforts to Register Minoan Civilization Monuments as UNESCO Protected Heritage

Efforts to register Knosos on the UNESCO World Heritage lists may have proven vain so far, particularly due to the urban sprawl all around it; however, it appears that the nomination will have greater success now. A new file will...

Turkey Sends Shadow Theater to European Markets

A Turkish designer named Serkan Bilgi has created English and French versions of his portable Karagöz-Hacivat set for children, and will make the shadow theater tradition available in European markets. Bilgi, who works as a designer for a humor magazine and...

Vafopoulio Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki to Honor Himarë Women for Promoting Agrotourism

The Vafopoulio Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki is celebrating, on Thursday evening, the International Women’s Day of 2012 with an honoring event for women associations for their social, economic and cultural work. Among the 9 different associations, 50 women from Himarë...

Ancient Church in Bethlehem to be Renovated

After centuries of decay, the 1.500-year-old Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem will be finally renovated. The renovation plan was an initiative taken by the Palestinian government in the West Bank and is expected to start next year. If so,...

Lesvos Petrified Forest Declared Top European Geopark 2011-2014

Τhe Petrified Forest of Lesvos was declared top European Geopark for 2011-2014 after the second phase of the evaluation process conducted by the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) was concluded. The GGN decision was ratified by UNESCO during the 10th European...