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Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

Despite the many and varied challenges of the past year as the nation and the world struggled with the pandemic and all its ramifications, 2020 was another banner year for Greece in the realm of archaeology. Home to some of...

National Theatre Presents Play "My Mother's Sin" in Ancient Sites Across Greece

As part of the nation's "All of Greece, One Culture" initiative from the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Theatre will stage performances of Georgios Vizyenos' modern dramatic masterpiece "My Mother's Sin." Originally a short story by the Greek writer,...

Epidaurus' Asclepion Archaeological Dig Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Thursday visited the archaeological site at the Epidaurus Asclepeion to be briefed on the progress of recent archaeological excavations which have revealed the remains of an even older temple building found at the shrine,...

Epidaurus Theatre to Live-Stream Ancient Play For First Time

A performance of the ancient Greek play "The Persians," by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. As part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National...

New Building Found at Epidaurus' Asclepieion in Sensational Archaeological Discovery

  The Asclepieion of Epidaurus on the Peloponnesian Peninsula is one of the most important ancient sites in the entire world. Today, it owes a great deal of its fame to the theater, a wonder of acoustics which is still in...

Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

  The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday. The festival this year will include musical, theatrical and many other cultural events and will take place...

National Theater Offers Cut-Price Tickets for Ancient Greek Dramas

The National Theatre will offer, for the third year in a row, a certain number of reduced-price tickets for its two summer productions performed at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Aristophanes' "Plutus" (Wealth) on July 13 and 14 and...

Greek Scientists Dispute Article About "Myth" of Great Acoustics at Epidaurus Theater

The Hellenic Institute of Acoustics (ELINA) objects to a Guardian article about the "abolition of the myth of good acoustics in the ancient theater of Epidaurus". According to a report on The Guardian, the acoustics in the ancient theater are...

Dutch Scientists Say that Epidaurus Theatre Legendary Acoustics are a Myth (video)

Dutch researchers say the acoustics of the theatre at Epidaurus are not as dazzling as they have been hailed. Dating from the fourth century BC, and seating up to 14,000 spectators, the theatre has long been admired for its sound...