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Traditional Greek Handicrafts Get their Own Museum

Traditional Greek handicrafts will get their own museum in Athens, the Ministry of Culture announced on Monday. The museum will be hosted at the historical building of the printing and dyeing workshop "Hellenic Handkerchief Industry (BEM)" in Metaxourgeio, near the...

Parthenon Marbles’ Return to Greece “Difficult, but Not Impossible”

Achieving an agreement for the permanent return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece by the British Museum "is difficult, but not impossible," said Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni in Parliament on Monday. Responding to a parliamentary question calling on...

Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Antiquities of Thessaloniki

A museum that will host part of the antiquities discovered during the excavations of the Thessaloniki metro will be created at the Fountain metro station, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced at the weekend. The metro works uncovered more than...

300,000 Ancient Artifacts Found During Thessaloniki Metro Works

More than three hundred thousand ancient artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Speaking alongside Transport & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis, Mendoni added...

Priceless Ancient Greek Artifacts in Ukraine “Looted by Russia”

Officials in Ukraine say that Russia has looted a number of museums and has removed valuable exhibits, including ancient Greek gold artifacts given by the Greeks to the Scythians. The Scythians were a nomadic people that founded a rich, powerful...

Greece Nominates Zagori for UNESCO Cultural Landscape Status

Greece has nominated the region of Zagori, in Epirus to be designated by UNESCO as a world cultural landscape on Wednesday. Zagori is an awe-inspiring natural landscape with an incredibly well-preserved network of 46 villages, featuring national parks, a monastery,...

Greece to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe

The Ministry of Culture in Greece announced on Monday that it will dedicate 2022 to the anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe and to the promotion of the memory and identity of the refugee communities. Under the "All Greece one...

Rare Icons Stolen from Greek Monastery Repatriated from Germany

Greek authorities reclaimed earlier in the week two rare icons that were stolen from a monastery in northern Greece and illicitly exported to Germany. Greek authorities took possession of the icons, dating back to the 18th century and which depict...

Greece to Found New School for Construction of Iconic Kaiki Boats

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports is implementing a comprehensive plan for the preservation of Greece's traditional boats, or Kaiki.

Greece Offers Restoration Expertise to Lebanon for Monuments Destroyed in Explosion

  The Culture and Sports Ministry of Greece has offered Lebanon help with the necessary restoration work in museums and monuments in their capital city of Beirut following last week's deadly explosion at the port, according to a statement released...