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What to Do When Visiting the Greek City of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city, is located in northern Greece, in the administrative region of Central Macedonia and is commonly known among Greeks as the country's co-capital. It is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center,...

Derveni Papyrus: First Greek Item in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program

The Derveni papyrus, an ancient Greek papyrus roll considered as Europe's oldest surviving readable manuscript, is the first Greek item to be included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World program. Members of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, where the...

Thessaloniki Exhibition Presents True Biography of Prehistoric People

The evolution of biological human history is finally recomposed and will be narrated during the "Ancient DNA: a window to the past and future" exhibition, hosted at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki through May 31, 2016. The Museum worked together with the Democritus University of Thrace not...

Historian Claims The Louvre Museum Holds Ancient Amphipolis Tomb Treasures

A prominent Greek historian claims that it is possible for the Louvre Museum in Paris to possess artifacts from the ancient Greek tomb currently being excavated by archaeologists in Amphipolis, Greece. The fame of the ancient Greek treasures allegedly hidden in the...

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki to Host "End to Antiquities Trafficking" Exhibition

A temporary exhibition entitled "End to Antiquities Trafficking" will open in April at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. The exhibition will run until September and aims at highlighting the sensitive issue of antiquities smuggling by showcasing stolen artifacts that...