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Rotunda in Thessaloniki: The Oldest Surviving Church in Greece

The Rotunda, built by Roman emperor Galerius in 306 AD, is the oldest of Thessaloniki's churches and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built at the turning point between the pagan and Christian world, probably as a temple for...

UK Isolated at UNESCO Over the Parthenon Marbles – Report

The UK was completely isolated at a recent UNESCO meeting on the fate of the Parthenon Marbles, the influential The Art Newspaper reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the British delegation at an intergovernmental meeting in Paris has dismissed...

Over 100,000 Greek Artifacts Stored in British Museum Vaults

Over 100,000 Greek artifacts are stored underground in the vaults of the British Museum, the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) revealed over the weekend. The BCRPM says that using Freedom of Information provisions, it has...

British Museum Claims Parthenon Marbles “Removed from the Rubble”

Greece has rejected claims made by the British Museum on Friday that marbles taken from the Parthenon were “removed from the rubble” by Lord Elgin. The museum’s deputy director, Dr. Jonathan Williams, told a Unesco meeting on Friday: “Much of...

Greece, UK Agree to Hold Formal Talks on the Parthenon Marbles

Greece and the UK have agreed to hold talks on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, UNESCO announced. A report from the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or...

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Due to its ancient history, it should not come as a surprise that Greece boasts a rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Greece Asks UNESCO to Press Turkey on Hagia Sophia Vandalism

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his “sadness and disgust” at the vandalism to a door of Hagia Sophia in a call with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, on Thursday. Mitsotakis said that the damage to the Imperial Gate demonstrated disrespect...

UNESCO “Gravely Concerned” Over Ukraine Sites Threatened by Invasion

UNESCO, the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, says it is "gravely concerned" over its listed sites in Ukraine which are threatened by the Russian invasion of the country. Sites of supreme Ukrainian importance have already sustained damage, including one...

The Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.

Greece Nominates Zagori for UNESCO Cultural Landscape Status

Greece has nominated the region of Zagori, in Epirus to be designated by UNESCO as a world cultural landscape on Wednesday. Zagori is an awe-inspiring natural landscape with an incredibly well-preserved network of 46 villages, featuring national parks, a monastery,...