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Thessaloniki Subway Excavations Bring to Light Amazing Antiquities (video)

A trove of antiquities has been unearthed as the excavations for the Thessaloniki metro system continue, with recent discoveries of Christian period building remnants. The most recent findings are at the Agia Sophia Metro Station. According to Voria.gr news website,...

Antiquities Smuggling Arrest in Thessaloniki

A 67-year old man, owner of a shop in downtown Thessaloniki was arrested for antiquities smuggling. A raid in his house and his shop revealed objects made of clay dated back to the Bronze Era and the Hellenistic Period as...

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

Twenty six antiquities that were illegally taken out of Greece in the period of Nazi occupation will be repatriated on Monday. The repatriation event will be held at the Greek Embassy in Vienna, said a Culture Ministry announcement. Eleven antiquities dated...

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

The Greek coastguard announced the arrest of six Greeks on suspicion of illegally diving for underwater antiquities off the coast of Mani near Gythio, in the Peloponnese. The arrests were made following a tip-off that six individuals were searching for...

Court Approves Plans to Keep Antiquities at Venizelos Metro Station in Thessaloniki

The Council of State on Thursday judged the removal and subsequent return of the antiquities discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki's underground metro to Venizelos station to be fully legal and constitutional, dismissing objections raised by the Thessaloniki...

Students at Louvre and British Museum Urging for Return of Greek Antiquities [photos]

Two Greek students decided to show their Greek heritage by photographing themselves with Greek flags in front of artifacts from Greek antiquity at the British Museum in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris. The students, Alexandros Kazakos and...

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

Antiquities, dated back to the 18th century, have been found on board the American vessel “Odyssey Explorer”, which is docked at the port of the south coast town of Limassol, Transport, Communications and Works Ministry Permanent Secretary Alecos Michaelides has...

Greece's Acropolis Museum Celebrates Sixth Anniversary with Samothrace Antiquities

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, will celebrate its sixth anniversary on June 20 with the inauguration of its temporary exhibition "Samothrace. The mysteries of the great gods." The exhibition, a cooperation of the Acropolis Museum and the Antiquity Ephorates of...

More than 200 Treasures Stolen from Turkish Occupied Areas Recovered

The Cyprus Law Office on the case of Turkish smuggler Aydin Dikmen, has announced the authorities have recovered a total of 207 treasures stolen from the Turkish occupied areas of the island. Specifically, according to a press release, 34...

Greek Man Arrested for Hiding Antiquities

A Greek man in the northern region of Imathia was hiding gold jewelry and precious stones from the late Roman or early Christian period in his home's attic. Greek authorities received a tip about the whereabouts of the ancient artifacts and raided...