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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.

The Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Due to its ancient history, it should not come as a surprise that Greece boasts a rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Greece Marks World Heritage Day with Free Access to Archeological Sites

Greece marks on Sunday World Heritage Day offering free access to the country's numerous archaeological sites.

Reopening of Chora Monastery as Mosque Postponed

In a surprising about-face, after its announcement yesterday that the Greek Orthodox monastery at Chora would be reopened and used for Muslim prayers on Friday, the Directorate of Religious Affairs in Turkey said that the reopening of the Monastery...

Archdiocese of North America Petitions UN on Hagia Sophia Reconversion

It was announced on Tuesday that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is petitioning United Nations experts to hold the Republic of Turkey accountable for what the archdiocese calls "its deliberate policies to erase the cultural heritage of Orthodox...

Greek EU Minister Schinas Expresses Anger Over Muslim Prayers in Hagia Sophia

  "Turkey must finally decide what its broader geopolitical goal will be," said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission's vice-president and Commissioner for the promotion of the European way of life, during the presentation of the new EU strategy for the...

Greece Launches Campaign to Raise International Awareness of Hagia Sophia

  A working group will be set up shortly in order to draw up a specific road map of actions to raise awareness within the international community about Turkey's conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque and to protect the priceless...

Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to hear the prayers which will be said on the first Friday after the reconversion of...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Deplores Turkish Invasion, Hagia Sophia Decision

  "This year, on the sad anniversary of the 20th of July, we are facing an unprecedentedly escalating Turkish aggression, which is manifesting itself throughout the Eastern Mediterranean region," President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Monday in her statement on the...