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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...