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The History of the Parthenon Marbles

2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles", the culture crime was committed by Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin and a Scottish nobleman. Over the...

The Stunning Greek-inspired Architecture of the Ancient City of Petra

The stunningly-beautiful ancient city known as Petra in southern Jordan is a world treasure like none other on the globe. The ancient rock city is built into the dramatic pink-colored stone of Jabal Al-Madbah mountain, facing outward to a...

Santorini Volcano Explosion Dates Changed: Piece of Olive Tree Found on Thirasia Changes Everything

The dating of a piece of olive tree found on Thirasia will move the dating of the eruption of Santorini's volcano a few decades later than current estimates, the Ministry of Culture and Sports said on Friday. The wood was...

Excavations in Turkey Reveal Six Ancient Greek Statues

Over the weekend, six ancient Greek statues dating back some 2,000 years were discovered during excavations at the ancient Greek city of Magnesia, which is located in the current-day Aydin province of Turkey. The statues, four depicting females, one depicting...

Palace of Aigai, Biggest Building of Ancient Greece, Opens to Public (photos)

The archaeological site of the palace of Aigai, considered not only the biggest but, together with the Parthenon, the most significant building of classical Greece, opened to visitors this week. Constructed during the reign of Philip II (359-336 BC) on...

WWI Troops Found Ancient Greek Treasures While Digging Trenches

It is something of a running joke that you can't dig anywhere in Greece without stumbling across some relic of the country's ancient past. Wartime is apparently no exception to this rule, as an exhibition dedicated to the sites and...

Malia's Mysteries Draw Visitors to Crete

The Greek island of Crete sees thousands of people visit for its rich array of archaeological treasures. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is only minutes from Heraklion and those with a deeper interest in history travel to the southern coast to see...

Culture and Sports Ministry: Significant Finds from Underwater Excavation at Delos

The remains of ancient coastal structures and a port, a large number of shipwrecks dating back to various eras and significant smaller finds were found in underwater archaeological excavations conducted by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities at the island...

New Fossils Discovered Suggest That Humans Started Off in Greece, Not Africa

New evidence of fossils unveiled by archaeologist Nikolai Spassov suggests that the human species is likely to have had its origins in Greece, not Africa, an article in New Scientist says. Nikolai Spassov and his team from the National Museum...

Will the Parthenon Marbles Be Returned as Part of Brexit?

Last year marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles," and as the United Kingdom grows ever-closer to completing its exit from the European Union,...