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Greek Ministry of Culture Responds to Flooding on Acropolis

In a statement released on Friday, the Greek Ministry of Culture responded to outcry over flooding that was reported on the Acropolis on Thursday after torrential rains battered Athens. Social media users argued that the controversial new cement paths constructed...

Ministry of Culture Markets Facemasks With Patterns Inspired by Ancient Greece

Acknowledging the current need for their widespread use, The Greek Ministry of Culture is now marketing fabric facemasks inspired by Ancient Greece so that citizens can stay protected from Covid-19 -- while promoting Greek history. The masks, with patterns featuring...

Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas

After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to a decision on Tuesday, the poet's historic home, located in Plaka, will...

Free Full Moon Events Commence Around Greece on August 17

A series of events are planned in sites and museums throughout the country on five nights around the August full moon, which falls on August 18. The ministry of culture is opening 116 monuments, sites and museums, free of charge,...

Greek Culture Ministry Organizes Events for August Full Moon

The August full moon is considered one of the most magical nights of the year. Once again this year the Greek Ministry of Culture has organized various events to celebrate this day, under the best of circumstances. Numerous events will...

Technology Casts Light on Methoni Sunken Town and Sapienza Island Shipwrecks

Technological advances used in the bay of Methoni, southwest Greece, and the northern coast of nearby island Sapienza have revealed more details about the geological features of the seabed and supplied further details about two of the known shipwrecks...

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday that the Greek state will receive a 6th century BC Greek silver octadrachm coin that had been illegally smuggled into Switzerland from Greece. The coin, according to the Culture Ministry, hails from the ancient area of Visaltia, located in...

Ancient Greek Well Used For Hydromancy Discovered in Athens

The ancient Greek phrase "ΕΛΘΕ ΜΟΙ Ω ΠΑΙΑΝ ΦΕΡΩΝ ΤΟ ΜΑΝΤΕΙΟΝ ΑΛΗΘΕC" is written on the mouth of a well that came to light during the latest excavations of the German Archaeological Institute at the archaeological site of Kerameikos in Athens. The...

Mycenaean Palace Offers View On Prehistoric Sparta

Archaeological excavations, carried out since 2009 at the 3.5 hectares site of Aghios Vassilios Hill near the village of Xirokambi on the Sparta plain, unearthed the remains of a Mycenaean palace, Linear B tablets and seals, fragments of wall paintings and bronze...