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Greek PM to Inaugurate National Archaeological Museum Exhibition

A temporary exhibition exploring the city of Athens as seen by European travelers between the 17th and 19th century will be inaugurated at the National Archaeological Museum on September 7 by caretaker Greek Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou. According to a Culture...

New Tablet and Smartphone Apps for Greek Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry in cooperation with the Simon Fraser University’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies in Canada are launching new apps for smartphones and tablets that can be used by demanding audiences during their visit to museums and other...

147 Ancient Greek Artifacts to Travel to Japan

A major temporary exhibition, entitled “The Golden Legend,” will be held at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo and two other venues in Japan starting on October 16, hosting, among others, 147 ancient Greek artifacts from the National Archaeological Museum...

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

At the presentation of an ancient marble head depicting the god Hermes, returned to Greece on Monday from Bonhams auction house as the product of illegal antiquities smuggling, Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said it is proof of what...

National Archaeological Museum of Athens to Host Christmas Concert on December 24

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece, will host a Christmas concert, featuring string quartet "Arco dell'Arte," to celebrate the festive season, starting on Christmas Eve at noon. The program presents three top Baroque concertos written for the Christmas holiday (A....

Million-euro Marble Statue Seized in Greece

ATHENS, (AP) A police officer from Greece's antiquities protection department has been arrested and accused of being part of a smuggling ring that was trying to sell an ancient marble statue worth an estimated 1 million euros ($1.35 million). Greek...

International Mission Exploring Antikythera Shipwreck

A shipwreck in Antikythera, which was discovered just off the coast of Antikythera in the southern Aegean, Greece, will be explored by a mission including Greek and international experts. Archaeologists and scientists from all around the world will dive down to...

Athens Archaeological Museum Music and Theater Nights

From the 16th to the 24th of July, the Athens municipality is organizing nights of music, theater, cinema, shadow theater and dance. The effort is a collaboration of the National Archaeological Museum and the Athens Culture, Youth and Sports Organization (OPANDA)....

One Art Exhibition, Two EU Presidencies

An art exhibition will connect the two EU presidencies, the Greek presidency that has just started and will last until June and the Italian, which will start in the second half of 2014. The exhibition will first take place...

Seeking Ancient Beauty at Athens' Archaeological Museum

The photo exhibition "Seeking ancient kallos" (beauty) by American photographer Joshua Garrick opened on September 12 at The National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The exhibit runs until January 8, 2014. The title of the exhibition marks his desire to seek the core...