Iconic Painting of Greek Artist Yiannis Tsarouchis Sets Record at Auction
An iconic painting by Greek artist Yiannis Tsarouchis set a new world record for a work by the artist at auction when it sold for €441,375 ($460,000) at Bonhams Greek Sale in Paris on November 24, 2022. The painting La...
The Most Beautiful Diamond in the World Sells at Record Price of $49.9 Million
A rare pink diamond, one of the most beautiful gems in the world, has sold at a record price in Hong Kong, fetching 49.9 US dollars.
76 Million-Year-Old Gorgosaurus Skeleton To Be Auctioned In New York
A huge skeleton of a Gorgosaurus is up for auction, according to an announcement made by auction house Sotheby's. The Tyrannosaurus rex relative roamed the world around 76 million years ago. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will be the centerpiece of Sotheby's...
Greek Island Paradise For Sale at $4.3 Million
A Greek island in the Ionian Sea will go up for sale at an auction this summer with a starting price of 3.8 million euros ($4.3 million). Makri Island in the complex of Echinades is an isolated paradise off the...
Rare Icons Stolen from Greek Monastery Repatriated from Germany
Greek authorities reclaimed earlier in the week two rare icons that were stolen from a monastery in northern Greece and illicitly exported to Germany. Greek authorities took possession of the icons, dating back to the 18th century and which depict...
Greek Parliament Launches Probe into Former Minister Nikos Pappas
The Greek Parliament voted to create a special committee to investigate allegations of foul play by former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas.
Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction
A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze medal was awarded to Georgios Tsitas, the runner up in the Greco-Roman wrestling event at...
Piraeus Bank Announces New Auction for Greek Real Estate Properties
Greek banks have intensified their efforts to sell properties owned by them through auctions after the summer lull, which was largely caused by the general elections in July. Piraeus Bank, Greece's largest lender, announced last week that it will hold...
Cyprus Seeks Answers as Ancient Vase Offered as State Gift to UK Ends Up in Auction
A very peculiar incident was recently revealed by historian Maria Paphiti, involving a precious ancient vase from Cyprus that was once offered to the UK as a state gift. It all started last May when the well-known Christie's auction house...
Germans Return Priceless Saints Relics to Cyprus, Once Looted From the Occupied North
A priceless case which includes relics of nine Orthodox Christian saints was returned to Cyprus' Orthodox Church recently, and it was exhibited before the public on Thursday. The wooden and leather case, which looks like a book, was stolen from...