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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...

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

At the presentation of an ancient marble head depicting the god Hermes, returned to Greece on Monday from Bonhams auction house as the product of illegal antiquities smuggling, Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said it is proof of what...

Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World

Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis has been working as a Research Assistant in the Scottish Center for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. His job entails the tracking and procurement of antiquities that are being illegally sold. Just a few...

Million-euro Marble Statue Seized in Greece

ATHENS, (AP) A police officer from Greece's antiquities protection department has been arrested and accused of being part of a smuggling ring that was trying to sell an ancient marble statue worth an estimated 1 million euros ($1.35 million). Greek...

Germany Returns Greek Antiquities

An event was held on July 7  for the repatriation of over 10,600 ancient Greek artifacts from the Neolithic Era. The event took place at the auditorium of the Directorate of Documentation and Protection of Cultural Goods of the...

Germany Returns Ancient Greek Artifacts Stolen by Nazis

After 70 years, the German government returns thousands of neolithic findings that were transferred  to Germany during the occupation of Greece. The ancient Greek artifacts were stolen by the Nazi forces and over the past 70 years, the Greek...

German Museum Returns Two Greek Antiquities

Two pieces of ancient Cycladic art, the figurine of a woman with a height of 88cm and a copper utensil which resembles a frying pan were returned to Greece by the German State Museum Baden in Karlsruhe, which illegally...

The Ure Museum of Greek Archeology

  The Ure Museum, situated in Reading, houses one of the finest but perhaps least widely known collections of Greek Archaeology in the UK. It was established by Professor Percy Ure and his wife Dr Annie Ure. The Ure Museum of...