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The Acropolis, the crowning jewel of the Greek capital

The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. The magnificent temple on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432…

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Brexit a good time for Greece to ask for Parthenon Sculptures back

Often incorrectly called “Marbles” or even more counter-productively, the “Elgin Marbles”, the Parthenon Sculptures have been a hot topic of debate in the UK, with regular surveys conducted to ascertain public sentiment…

Greece announces 2020 will be the ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’ 3

Greece announces 2020 will be the ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced that marking 100 years since the birth of Melina Mercouri on 18 October 1920, Greece will be dedicating 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed and much-loved Greek actress, activist, and…

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UN backs return of Parthenon sculptures to Greece

The  UN General Assembly on December 13th,  unanimously adopted, on Greek initiative, a Resolution on «The return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin».  The Resolution in question  which…

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Greece to resume talks for return of Parthenon Sculptures

Greece’s Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has formally requested to resume talks for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures by the British Museum. According to a ministry statement on Monday, the Minister made…