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Five Caryatids in Athens Still Waiting for Their Lonely Sister

The Erechtheion, the ancient Greek temple held up by statues known as Caryatids, was dedicated to the gods Athena and Poseidon; it still stands on the Athens Acropolis, like the Parthenon just meters away, as a testament of the...

St. Pancras New Church: Where Ancient Greece Meets Anglicanism

The St. Pancras New Church is a Greek Revival church in the Bloomsbury/St. Pancras neighborhood in London. Even though its name suggests otherwise, it was built between 1819 and 1922 and was designed by William Inwood and his son,...

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum

A group of Greek Olympians have decided to protest Britain's refusal to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece by protesting inside the British Museum; where the marbles are kept, while dressed as Caryatids. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, the protest...

1951: Dior Photoshoot at the Acropolis

Sixty-three years ago, in 1951, the famous French haute couture designer Christian Dior chose the Acropolis of Greece to photo-shoot his latest fashion collection. Dior's models posed in front of the Caryatids, mirroring their grace and taking a cue from their impressive outerwear. The photographer...

Stunning Mosaic Floor Revealed in Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeologists have publicized photos of a stunning mosaic floor recently excavated within the ancient tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece. According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, the beautiful mosaic was discovered in the second chamber of the tomb, the...

Greek Culture Ministry Releases Caryatids' Full Body Photographs

New revelations regarding the ancient tomb of Amphipolis have everyone on the edge of their seats. The Greek Culture Ministry has finally released full-body photographs of the two caryatids “guarding” the tomb. After removing three rows of limestone which had been used...

Amphipolis: Caryatids' Full Body Revealed-New Photos

The new discoveries from the tomb of Amphipolis in Greece, that keep coming to light, have caused admiration across the world. Photos released by the Greek Culture Ministry on Thursday show that the archaeologists have revealed the whole body of the two Caryatids that...

Amphipolis: Two Caryatids Guard the Tomb – Amazing New Photos

Two caryatids (sculpted female figures) of exceptional artistic value were unearthed on Saturday during excavations by archaeologists in Ancient Amphipolis Casta tomb, northern Greece. Specialists noted on Sunday that the new discoveries further support the view that the monument is of...

2,500-Year-Old Greek Goddesses Get a Facelift

Caryatids,  the famous 2,500-year-old Greek statues located at the Acropolis Museum in Athens have just gotten a facelift. The black grime that encrusted the marble maidens has been stripped away using a specially designed laser system. At the start of...