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How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Monkeys from Asia?

Scientists have debated why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient site of Akrotiri depict monkeys that came from thousands of miles away in Asia for years.

Vandals Destroy Ancient Rock Carvings in Northern Greece

Unknown vandals destroyed 3,000 year-old paintings carved into granite and limestone at Mount Pangaion, near Kavala in northern Greece, it was revealed on Tuesday. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), unknown vandals appear to have scraped several carvings depicting...

Exhibition of Santorini Landscapes by Noted Greek Artists Opens in Athens

An exhibition entirely based on the magical landscapes of Santorini, with an emphasis on 20th century Greek painters, has opened in Athens' Benaki Museum. A selection of eighty-four paintings by notable Greek artists will transport the visitor both to the...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after twenty-six years of planning, the time has finally come for the long-awaited opening of the...

Schoolkids Send Messages of Support to Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

Pupils at a primary school in a town near Thessaloniki have created postcards with messages of support for two Greek soldiers being held in a Turkish prison. The messages from the pupils at Evosmos read: "Do not be afraid boys,...

Greek Police Uncover Haul of Russian Art

Three valuable paintings by the late Russian artist Anatoly Zverev were among dozens of artworks seized during a recent raid in Halandri, north of Athens, police revealed on Thursday. A Greek woman facing an international arrest warrant was detained in...

Greek Scientists Use Old Paintings to Study Climate Change

A team of Greek and German scientists found a way to estimate pollution levels in the Earth's past atmosphere based on the sunset colors of old paintings. According to the scientists, old paintings showed that ash and gas released during...

Greek and Cypriot Naïf Painters Exhibited in Istanbul

Sismanoglio Megaro of the consulate of Greece, is hosting an exhibition entitled “Greek and Cypriot naïf painting exhibition” from October 25 to November 17. It’s the panorama of a different Greece, featuring images from the Greek tradition and the day-to-day...