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Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea. The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which...

Greek President: Conversion of Chora Museum to Mosque "An Act of Symbolic Violence"

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Friday called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent decision to convert the historic Chora former Christian monastery to a mosque "an act of symbolic violence dictated by political arrogance." After the conversion of Istanbul's Hagia...

After Hagia Sophia Turkey Converts Another Byzantine Church to Mosque

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree on Friday turning the historic Holy Saviour in Chora, a medieval Byzantine church in western Constantinople that was a museum, into a mosque. The move follows the July decision to convert...

New Archaeological Museum Approved for Ancient City of Sparta

Plans to construct a new Archaeological Museum in Sparta have recently been approved, along with renovations to repair the old museum, which houses thousands of artifacts from the ancient world. The announcement came a few days ago, following the approval...

Athens Museum Offers Online Tour Through Cycladic Art

Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is offering an online tour of its iconic exhibition "Cycladic Society 5000 Years Ago," which was first shown in 2016, as part of the special digital services the museum is sharing with the public...

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum

A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to belong to Sappho, the first and most important female poet of ancient Greece. Professor Havva İşkan...

Temporary Removal of Ancient Mass Grave in Athens Approved

Greece's Ministry of Culture recently gave the green light for the temporary removal of skeletons in the ancient mass grave discovered in 2016 near the Esplanáda in Faliro, Attica. A total of 79 skeletons were found during the construction of the...

The Benizelos Mansion: The Oldest Athenian House Which is Now a Museum

For centuries Athens has been home to spectacular monuments that date all the way back to the peak of Ancient Greek civilization. The Parthenon, as well as tens of other ancient monuments, can be seen around the Greek capital. However, the...

Mycenaean-Era Cyclades Exhibition Opens at Benaki Museum

The archaeological exhibition "From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age" will open to the public at 8 PM on Monday, December 16 at the new Benaki Museum building located at 138 Piraeus Street in Athens. A...

Turkish Newspaper Claims Hagia Sophia Could Soon Become a Mosque

A story on the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak's front page on Tuesday claimed that a recent decision by the Turkish Council of State could be used to convert the famous Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque. The decision of the...