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Greek Antiquities Repatriated From Switzerland

Two fragments of ancient Greek antiquities that were illegally removed from Greece were repatriated from Switzerland, the Culture Ministry said on Thursday. One fragment bears an inscription carved in stone, dating from late 3rd century BC to early 2nd century...

Ancient Greek Antiquities Showcased in China Exhibition

A new exhibition showcasing ancient Greek antiquities opened at the Hunan Museum in Changsha in Central China's Hunan Province on Tuesday. "The Greek: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great," exhibition features a rare glimpse of Greek civilization for Chinese visitors. A...

The Ancient Greek Treasures Housed in Paris Museums

Numerous artistic treasures from or inspired by Greece are housed in Paris museums. Undoubtedly, the foundation of Western civilization is rooted in ancient Greece, and, whether architecture, philosophy, or other facets of human existence, the Hellenes (Greeks) were pioneers...

How Greek Antiquities Slipped Through the Nazis

In April 1941, German troops invaded Athens. The next morning, Nazi officers went to the National Archaeological Museum to inspect the antiquities and assess which ones they would steal to transport them to Germany. However, to their surprise, the museum...

Looted Antiquities Returned to Italy; Ancient Greek Frescos Included

Over 140 stolen antiquities valued at nearly $14 million have been returned to Italy, including three frescos from an ancient Greek city located in southern Italy. US and Italian officials made the announcement at a repatriation ceremony for the artifacts. The items...

Thessaloniki Man Arrested After Found with Protected Religious Antiquities

Police charged a Thessaloniki man with holding a museum's worth of Byzantine-era relics in his home, including church icons, crosses, candlesticks, and a holy chalice. Authorities confiscated the artifacts, which were also discovered in a warehouse belonging to the...

Stolen Greek Antiquities Return Home from New York

Fifty-five Greek antiquities valued at over $20 millinon are to be repatriated after the announcement of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg

Greek Antiquities Meet 19th Century Art in Exhibition on 1821 Revolution

An exhibit juxtaposing Greek antiquities with 18th and 19th century works of art will open at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on February 11 as part of the events celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence...

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

Greece will claim two stolen ancient Greek antiquities that surfaced in London and were put up for sale at the Frieze Masters gallery, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. According to a press release, the claim concerns two marble...

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

International authorities confiscated over 3,500 illegally obtained antiquities across Europe, including four objects of historical value in Greece. Under operation "Pandora" that took place across Europe and investigates the illicit trade in antiquities, over 3,500 have been confiscated. The operation was...