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William St Clair: The Tireless Campaigner for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

When William St. Clair passed away on June 30, 2021, 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...

Athens Acropolis Walls To Undergo Long Overdue Strategic Preservation

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports is putting forward a strategic plan for the restoration of the walls of the Acropolis of Athens. 

Acropolis Receives Record 16,000 Visitors Daily

More than sixteen thousand visitors enter the gates of the Acropolis of Athens each day this year, according to a recent announcement from the Greek Ministry of Tourism. Τhe Ministry of Tourism revealed foreign tourist arrivals, comprised predominately of Americans,...

The History of Athens From Pericles to Antetokounmpo

Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has been a place of human settlement for at least five thousand years. However, its fortunes and its relationship with the wider world of Greekness have...

Who Beheaded The Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style." The statue’s torso was found in 1865 to 1866 southeast...

How the Ancient Greeks Cared for the Disabled

As difficult as it may be for many Greeks and visitors today to get around Greece, the ancient Greeks had the disabled in mind when they constructed buildings, especially those having to do with healing. Building graceful stone ramps at...

Metropolis Dig Unveils Ancient Greek Acropolis in Turkey

Excavation work at the ancient Greek city of Metropolis will focus on preparing the site's acropolis, agora, Araplitepe Church, and water wells for visitors this season. The aim is to restore the eastern gate of the Hellenistic acropolis and to...

Magic Johnson Has “Life Changing Experience” at Acropolis in Athens

Magic Johnson, one of the world's most famous basketball stars, has had what he calls a "life changing experience" in visiting the Acropolis in Athens during his time in Greece. The NBA legend, who is regarded as the best point...

Greek Cultural Monuments Threatened by Climate Change

Climate change is the fastest growing threat to ancient Greek cultural monuments and heritage sites all across the world. Whether the threat is from more frequent wildfires, coastal erosion, flooding, changed rainfall patterns, or impacts of changes in heat and...

The Oldest Photograph of the Acropolis

French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey took the first-ever photograph of the Acropolis of Athens in 1842.