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Ancient Greek Myth Inspired Winning Play of James Tait Black Prize

The winner of the 2016 James Tait Black Prize for Drama went to the play Iphigenia in Splott, written by Gary Owen, who said that he was inspired by the ancient Greek myth where King Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter...

Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that an ancient clay figurine has been repatriated to Cyprus from the United Kingdom. The clay figurine depicts a horse and rider/warrior and dates to the Cypro-Archaic period (approximately...

British ForMin Boris Johnson Travels to Thessaloniki With Family

British Foreign Minister and former London mayor Boris Johnson arrived in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Friday afternoon, along with his family. Johnson chose to spend his summer vacation in a European city, despite being a strong...

European Court of Human Rights Throws Out First Legal Bid to Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece [video]

It has been 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles.” Just when it seemed that these 2,500-year-old marbles might actually be returned to their home in Athens,...

Greek Intercepts the Auction of Ancient Greek Amphora from 5th Century B.C.

Recently, an ancient Greek amphora from the 5th century B.C was due to be auctioned at Christie's London on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 for an estimated sale bid of £15,000 to £25,000. The black-figured amphora is attributed to the Bucci...

MPs Introduce Bill to Return Elgin Marbles to Greece [video]

After 200 years of Greece being robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called "Elgin Marbles," it looks as though these 2,500-year-old marbles might actually be returned to their home in Athens. The Greek Marbles that are on...

Greeks in UK Rush to Migration Agencies for Citizenship Following Brexit

In the years leading up to the UK's EU referendum vote on Brexit, EU citizens didn't have to worry about their livelihoods or their right to live, work and study in the UK. Since the UK voted pro-Brexit things have changed. In...

Making a Difference: Donating Bras to Refugee Women in Greece’s Camps

  All it takes is one person to step forward from the crowd to make a difference in the lives of thousands. This is exactly what speech therapist Donna Greaves has done as her mounting dissatisfaction and frustration of the UK's...

Brexit's Town vs. Country

A stunned world is asking how Britain could vote for angry nationalism over pragmatic internationalism. How could the once mighty British Empire be transformed overnight into a constellation of “Little English” islands, themselves bitterly at odds over their country’s...

State Minister Pappas: A High Price to Pay if UK Chooses Brexit

If Britain votes to leave the European Union it would be a very negative development, State Minister Nikos Pappas said on Wednesday, as he opened his speech at an Economist conference in Athens. He said even the fact that a...