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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...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles was discovered on May 8, 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism, and later, western culture. It is seen as the epitome of...

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...

Greece Wins Three Cultural Heritage Awards

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards for 2015. Three of which were awarded to Greece. The awards were given to Antouaniko Mansion in Chios, the restoration of...

Amphipolis Mosaic Depicts Pluto's Abduction of Persephone

The Greek ministry of culture released today a set of pictures of the newly-excavated Amphipolis tomb mosaic. The mosaic is now fully uncovered, exposing a figure of a woman whom archaeologists have identified as Persephone. In a series of impressive...

Stunning Mosaic Floor Revealed in Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeologists have publicized photos of a stunning mosaic floor recently excavated within the ancient tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece. According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, the beautiful mosaic was discovered in the second chamber of the tomb, the...

Hermes Puts Stamp On Penthouse

The first Greek stamp which was issued in 1861 by the Greek Post and depicted the head of Greek God Hermes, now adorns the Hermes Penthouse apartment, created from an old post office on Dundas Place, the mains trip...