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Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia to be Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved recently the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator...

Greek Ministry of Culture Certifies Two Piraeus Bank Foundation Museums

The Greek Ministry of Culture certified two museums in the Piraeus Bank Foundation thematic museums network, the Rooftile & Brickworks Museum in Volos and the Environment Museum of Stymphalia in the region of Corinthia, on Monday. Lina Mendoni, Greek Minister...

Archaeologists Blast Decision to Cement Sections of the Acropolis

Archaeologists have severely criticized the decision of the Ministry of Culture to cement several parts of the Acropolis archaeological site, stirring reactions on social media as well. Pictures of cemented Acropolis are circulating on social media and receiving negative comments. According...

The Palace where Alexander the Great was Born to Open for Visitors Next Summer

Greece's Ministry of Culture estimates that the palace in Pella where Alexander the Great was born will be open for visitors next summer, according to an Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) report. When the relics of the building which was excavated...

Greek Culture Minister: Without Movies and Plays We Will Go Mad

Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni said that without theater and cinema "we will all be taken to the psychiatrist," explaining the reasons behind the policies the government will implement to protect the performing arts in the...

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...

Greece's National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index Adds 16 New Elements

Greece's Ministry of Culture recently announced that 16 new elements will be incorporated into Greece's National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the first time since 2008. According to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, "The 16 elements registered in the National...