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Nike of Samothrace Replica Awaits Transfer to Greek Island Home

An exact replica of the iconic marble sculpture of the Nike of Samothrace, one of the most spectacular exhibits in the Louvre Museum, has been placed temporarily on the coastal avenue of Alexandroupolis. The exquisite, white marble sculpture will be...

Symbolism of Greek Statues in Beyoncé and Jay-Z Apesh*t Video (Video)

Over the weekend Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the world's hottest hip-hop couple, dropped their first joint album on Tidal called "Everything Is Love". The only video to be released thus far for the nine new tracks is for the song "Apesh*t",...

Amphipolis Majesty Continues to Surprise as More Secrets Unfold

The mystery occupant of the Amphipolis tomb at Casta Hill that dominated the international media two years ago continues to reveal secrets. New data has revealed that it was not just the famous Lion of Amphipolis that lay on...

Students at Louvre and British Museum Urging for Return of Greek Antiquities [photos]

Two Greek students decided to show their Greek heritage by photographing themselves with Greek flags in front of artifacts from Greek antiquity at the British Museum in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris. The students, Alexandros Kazakos and...

Louvre Museum Exhibition on Ancient Thracian Culture

The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is presenting a new exhibition featuring ancient Thracian artifacts, giving visitors a rare glimpse in the way of life and culture of the ancient civilization. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting...

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved from the Nazis

"Illustrious Yet Unknown" is the name of a new French documentary which tells the incredible story of how the Louvre Museum's staff saved priceless works of art from the invading Nazi army in World War II. The Venus de Milo,...

Louvre Museum Hosts First-ever Exhibition of Ancient Rhodian Art

The Louvre inaugurated an exhibition devoted to the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes on Friday, which will run until February 10, 2015. "Rhodes, a Greek Island and Gateway to the East" brings together artifacts from four institutions: the British Museum (80 items),...

Victory of Samothrace Returned to Louvre

After the completion of the restoration project which lasted 10 months, the Winged Victory of Samothrace returned to its place in the Louvre museum, on its majestic pedestal, to welcome millions of visitors from around the world. During the restoration process, conservationists detected...

Hand and Wing For Louvre’s Nike

The right hand and the right wing of the Nike of Samothrace, the famous statue discovered in the Greek island of Samothrace in the second half of the 19th Century and which has been since exhibited in the Louvre...