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Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator of...

Archaeological Council Approves Environmental Study for ''The Hellinikon Project''

The Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) gave a green light on Wednesday to the environmental study for the project formally called the "Implementation of the Integrated Development Plan of the Metropolitan Pole of Elliniko - Agios Kosmas." The plan,...

Argentinian TV Show Shoots Inappropriate Footage on Acropolis without Permission (video)

Two Argentinian TV show hosts went on Acropolis and shot offensive footage in front of the Parthenon without permission from the Central Archaeological Council (CAS). According to an Antenna television report, the video from the Acropolis Hill and other footage...

Greece Approves Real Madrid Request to Film on Acropolis

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has unanimously approved a request submitted by Real Madrid TV to be granted permission to film on the Acropolis. The request sought permission to shoot three hours of film footage (between Tuesday and Wednesday), without...

EU Official: Hellinikon Investment a "Symbol of Mismanagement and Delay"

The Hellinikon investment project is a "symbol of mismanagement and delay," said a European Commission official on Thursday, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. The EU official briefed journalists before Monday's meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. Even though...

EU Commission Reminds Gov't the Hellenikon Investment is a Memorandum Precondition

The European Commission is not yet fully briefed about the recent Archaeological Council decision concerning the Hellenikon investment status, but reminds the government that the project is an MOU agreed-upon precondition. The Commission will examine the decision reached by Greece's...

SYRIZA Party 'Fully Supports the Hellinikon Investment'

The ruling SYRIZA party expressed its full support for the investment process at Hellinikon, at a meeting chaired by party leader Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. In an announcement, the party's political council expressed "SYRIZA's full support for the completion of...

Greek Government Blasts ‘Deliberate Obstruction’ of Hellinikon Investment

The government will not tolerate deliberate delays in investments, sources from the prime minister's office said on Wednesday, commenting on the stalled investment at the old Athens airport. "The Greek government gives the necessary time and space to the institutions...

Archaeological Council Meeting Postponement Generates Uncertainty over Former Athens Airport Investment

The uncertainty over the investment at the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, continues after the postponement of the meeting of the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) that is meant to decide whether the site is of archaeological interest. Investors, Hellinikon Global,...

It is the Turn of Archaeologists to Put Hurdles on Hellinikon Investment

In the past few days, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras parades in companies and speaks of investments, growth and successful business practices. It is obvious that the premier is trying to change his rhetoric in order to appear friendly to...