Parthenon

MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Members of the European Parliament from twelve EU member states have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to return the Parthenon Marbles, currently housed in the British Museum, to Greece. The representatives from countries across the EU, including Greece,...

Acropolis to Become Entirely Accessible to Disabled For First Time

For the first time in its long history, stretching back into Greek antiquity, the buildings atop the Acropolis, Athens' "Holy Mountain," will become completely accessible to the disabled and those with other mobility and health issues. Although there has been...

Greece Unveils Spectacular New Lighting for the Acropolis

The new lighting of the Acropolis was unveiled on Wednesday in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and the president of the Onassis Foundation, Antonis Papadimitriou. The...

Striking New Parthenon Lighting to Be Unveiled on Wednesday

After a test run in early September, the all-new lighting for the Parthenon will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, September 30. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with other European leaders, will attend the ceremony on the Acropolis on Wednesday...

Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The breathtaking sight of the full moon above the iconic monument only added an air of...

Melina Mercouri Mural Welcomes Public to Greek Street Art Festival

A striking mural of iconic Greek actress Melina Mercouri, famous for both her career on the big screen as well as her life of activism, has kicked off ArtWalk's Fifth International Street Arts Festival in Patras. The impressive graffiti piece...

Greek Australians Lead Way in Demanding Return of Parthenon Sculptures

The nation of Australia has taken steps to intensify the international pressure placed on Great Britain to return the priceless Parthenon Sculptures back to Greece from the British Museum in London. Choosing to speak out on May 21, the World...

EU Warns Returning the Parthenon Marbles Might Be a Price For a Trade Deal With Britain

A draft of a document from top EU diplomats was revealed on Tuesday, showing that the Union is considering attaching a demand for the UK to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece to its post-Brexit negotiations' slate of requests. The...

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to Greece's iconic temple of the Parthenon. According to a Dutch researcher who published this theory, the...

Law Associations Establish National Committee to Reclaim Parthenon Sculptures

Presidents of all Bar Associations of Greece formed recently a National Committee to reclaim the Parthenon Sculptures, the Athens Bar Association said in an official statement on Friday. Their aim is to assist the country's efforts to repatriate the priceless...