Ministry of Culture

Integral Skeleton Found in Amphipolis Tomb

The new discovery of a grave made of limestone allegedly containing a wooden coffin with an integral human skeleton inside the Kasta Hill tomb in Amphipolis, Greece, brings archaeologists closer to solving the mystery of the person buried in...

Ministry of Culture: Hopes for a 4th Underground Vault in Amphipolis Tomb

The third chamber of the tomb of Amphipolis is the last one. This was announced earlier by the Ministry of Culture, spreading disappointment to those expecting a happy ending at the ongoing excavation and the mystery about the occupant...

Missing Amphipolis Sphinx Head Discovered

Another amazing discovery has surfaced on the Amphipolis dig, Greece. The missing head of the Sphinx "guarding" the tomb's entrance was finally discovered inside the third chamber. The Sphinx's head is intact, with minimal breakage on the nose. It has a height...

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 3D Animation Takes You Inside the Amphipolis Tomb!

With all the hype surrounding the excavations currently under way at ancient Amphipolis, a group of graphic designers have created a 3D video which transports viewers to the tomb itself, giving them some indication of what the Kastra hill...

No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support archaeological research and digs. But the debt crisis and subsequent austerity budget has slashed the...

Amphipolis: New Photos Released

A wealth of new discoveries is gradually being uncovered as the excavation of the Ancient Amphipolis tomb continues. The Ministry of Culture and Sports issued an announcement accompanied by new photos on Sunday. One of the latest discoveries revealed by the...

Revival of Old Nafplio Customs Office

The old customs office of Nafplio in southern Greece, which is characterized as a historical monument and work of art, has been granted to the Greek Ministry of Culture by the Ministry of Finance in order to house cultural events. The building that was probably designed...

Monemvasia Restoration Project

Monemvasia's unconquered Upper Town which hosted nobles and aristocrats during the Medieval period, is now ruined, dilapidated and covered with vegetation. However, the town is about to regain its lost glory after the restoration works that started recently. According to the...

“Thank you Greece” Honored By Culture Ministry

Spanish teachers and students created the video “Gracias Grecia, Nuestra herencia” (Thank you Greece, Our Own Heritage) showing in that way their sympathy and solidarity towards Greece. This video can be found on the internet nearly from the beginning...