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Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia to be Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved recently the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator...

Tour Ancient Olympia from Home Via New Digital Platform

With today's technology, there is no need to feel cooped up at home nowadays when we can easily take a tour through history -- even going back in time to the glory days of Ancient Greece to Olympia --...

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony Held in Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Flame lighting ceremony was held Thursday in Olympia, Greece, without spectators due to coronavirus concerns. The flame lighting ceremony, always held in the ancient Olympic site of Olympia, was attended by 100 accredited guests from the International Olympic...

Tokyo 2020: Details of Olympic Flame Ceremonies in Greece Revealed

All the details concerning the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay Ceremonies, which will take place in Greece in March, were presented on Monday at a special informational event held at the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens. It was disclosed there...

Second Best Hidden Museum of Europe is in Greece (Video)

One of the most relevant travel guides from Canada, FlightNetwork, has ranked the Museum of Archimedes in Ancient Olympia as the second best museum in a list including the best 10 hidden museums of Europe. The museum, permanently hosted in the...

German Citizen Returns Ancient Olympia Marble Fragment to Greece

A chunk of a stone gutter from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which was illegally taken from Greece some 80 years ago, has been voluntarily returned by a German citizen. Greece's Culture Ministry said that the 75-centimeter-long ancient...

The Man Who Promised to Repay Greece's Debt Strikes Back [video]

During hard economic times, the only things that are free are hopes and promises. After about two million Greeks voted for a man who promised to write off the country's debt with a single legislative act and abolish the...

Dress Rehearsal of the Olympic Flame-Lighting Ceremony in Ancient Olympia

A dress rehearsal of the ceremony for the lighting of the Olympic Flame was held without a hitch in Ancient Olympia on Wednesday, before an audience of roughly 3,000 people. The weather was ideal and preparations began early in the...

Free Wi-Fi in 19 Major Greek Archaeological Sites and Museums

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (CAS) gave the green light to Cosmote telecommunications company to provide free wi-fi to visitors of 19 major archaeological sites and museums. The highest advisory body on Greece's cultural heritage agreed that Cosmote will develop the...