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A Summer Day in Athens in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other summer in the whole world in many, many years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and seemingly nothing is as it was before. And Athens, like every major city across the...

Greek Antiquities Meet 19th Century Art in Exhibition on 1821 Revolution

An exhibit juxtaposing Greek antiquities with 18th and 19th century works of art will open at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on February 11 as part of the events celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence...

Athens' National Archaeological Museum to Undergo Major Overhaul

Plans for a major overhaul of Greece's acclaimed National Archaeological Museum are entering the "final stretch" in 2020, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni revealed at a recent event held at the Museum in Athens. According to a Ministry announcement, Mendoni declared...

Monument of Pet Dog is the New Exhibit in Athens' National Archaeological Museum

A rare Roman-era funerary monument -- that may have been the grave of a pet dog  --is the 18th treasure to be brought out of the National Archaeological Museum store rooms to present to visitors as part of the...

Exhibition Explores the Roman Emperor Who Loved Greek Culture

Greece and Italy are coming together to highlight the life of the Roman emperor Hadrian whose love for Athens and Greek culture left a huge historical legacy. The National Archaeological Museum, together with the Italian Archaeological School of Athens, is...

Burying Treasure During WWII: Photo Exhibit at National Archaeological Museum

An exhibition of historical photographs at the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) will commemorate OXI DAY, when Greece turned down an Italian ultimatum for free passage on October 28, 1940 and thus entered World War II. "In the shadow of the...

'Multicoloured and Gilded' – the 'Other Side' of Ancient Sculpture at the NAM

The National Archaeological Museum announced that the third presentation in its 'Open Museum' programme will be held on April 20 and will focus on the often vibrant colours and decorations that once adorned ancient statuary. The presentation is entitled "Multicoloured...

Ancient Object in Greece Baffles Archaeologists

A bird-like statuette in Greece has baffled archaeologists, as its origin and what it depicts remain a mystery. It is estimated that the object that resembles a bird is approximately 7,000 years old. This has led Greek archaeologists  to name...

Athens Mayor Asks for Resignation of Citizen Protection Minister

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Wednesday asked that Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas to resign for tolerating anarchists who burn down urban buses. "I want Mr. Toskas to tell us in which European capital people systematically burn down buses...