Greece to Build Museum at Plato’s Academy in Athens
Authorities in Greece announced on Tuesday the creation of the country's first green museum which will be created in Athens where Plato’s Academy stood in ancient times. According to an announcement by the Ministry of Culture and the City of...
Greece Opens New Museum at Aigai, the Ancient Capital of Macedonian Kingdom
Greece opened the new museum of Aigai on Monday in the town of Vergina, which incorporates the entire archaeological site, the center of ancient Macedonian culture. The new museum unites the Palace of Philip, the royal tombs cluster, and the...
Stunning Ancient Mosaics Adorn New Museum in Sparta, Greece
Two rare Roman floor mosaics discovered in Greece will feature in a new museum in Sparta which officially opens on November 21st. The Abduction of Europa and Orpheus with the Animals mosaics were accidentally discovered in the late 19th century...
How Greek Antiquities Slipped Through Nazi Fingers
In April 1941, German troops invaded Athens. The next morning, Nazi officers went to the National Archaeological Museum to inspect the antiquities and assess which ones they would steal to transport them to Germany. However, to their surprise, the museum...
Maria Callas Museum to Open in the Heart of Athens
In the summer of 2023, the Maria Callas museum will open its doors in the heart of Athens, honoring the 100 years since the Greek soprano legend was born. The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, has already committed to the...
Cambodia Claims Stolen Artifacts are at New York’s Met Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is suspected to be home to no less than 33 antiquities that were stolen by a single smuggler, according to Cambodian officials. Toek Tik, a reformed looter admitted to police that he took...
Greek Twins Turn Family Home to Skiathos Museum
Fotini and Marena Manesi are serious about preserving their heritage. The twin sisters have turned their family home, into the Skiathos House museum. The sisters have dedicated a great deal of both time and resources and attained the support of...
Wonders of Ancient Greek Technology Displayed at Athens Museum
Ancient Greek technology got its own museum in Athens, with the opening of the Kostas Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.
The Venizelos Mansion: The Oldest House in Athens is Also a Museum
Although the Greek capital of Athens is full of ancient monuments and temples, its oldest standing house, the Venizelos Mansion, dates to the 16th century.
War Shelter in Crete a Poignant Reminder of Nazi Occupation
A hidden gem of a museum in the town of Platanias, Crete, remains a poignant reminder of the three-and-a-half-year Nazi occupation of the island during World War II. The War Shelter museum of Platanias consists of an underground complex of...