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Ancient City of Messene to Get Museum Worthy of Its Illustrious Past

Ancient Messene, the large classical city-state on the Peloponnese, will get a new museum that will showcase a curated selection of 19,000 movable artifacts discovered over the last decades. The new museum will be positioned between the old museum and...

Greek Archaeologist Petros Themelis Who Revived Ancient Messene Dies

Leading Greek archaeologist Petros Themelis, who is best known for pioneering work at the site of Ancient Messene in Southwest Peloponnese, died aged 87, it was announced on Friday. Ancient Messene's extensive site includes a theater (one of the largest...

Top DJ Charlotte de Witte Performs at Ancient Messene

Charlotte de Witte played the set of her life on Thursday after she performed her famed techno beats at Ancient Messene in Greece.

German President Visits The Ancient Site of Messene

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, visited the ancient site of ancient Messene, near modern-day's city of Kalamata in southern Peloponnese. Steinmeier arrived to the site using a small electric car and was accompanied by the President of the Hellenic...

No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support archaeological research and digs. But the debt crisis and subsequent austerity budget has slashed the...

Ancient Messene Suffers Little Damage; Fire Reveals More of City Wall

Damage to Ancient Messene's site from a fire last Monday that led to the evacuation of four villages was minimal, according to an on-site inspection carried out by the Greek Ministry of Culture. There are no damages, except for soot...

Big Fire Breaks Out in Messinia

The wildfire that broke out on Monday at 1 p.m in Messinia, in southwestern Peloponnese, Greece, is out of control. Greek authorities have preventively evacuated the villages of Mavromati, Krontires, Danilaika and Golemi, where the fire is within walking distance from the...

TEDxKalamata: Embrace and Transcend Your Limits

After the success of last year’s TEDXKalamata, the event was named the second most innovative TEDx on a global scale, as it was the first TEDx in the world to be held at an archaeological site. This year TEDxKalamata...

Greece's Ancient Messene to Be Nominated to Unesco's World Heritage List

It was recently announced that Greece’s ancient Messene will be a candidate for UNESCO’s world heritage site. Ancient Messene has already been included on the nominations list of Greece that will be submitted to UNESCO in the next few days. Ancient...