Museums

National Archaeological Museum to get Major Overhaul

The revamp is hoped to bring new life to the central part of Athens where the museum is located.

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Exhibitions

Benaki Museum Presents Cycladic Finds from the Mycenaean Age

The exhibition reveals the remarkable cultural heritage of the Mycenaeans, who were the source of inspiration for the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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Archaeology

Archaeologists in Pylos Find 3,500-Year-Old Mycenaean Royal Tombs

The dome-shaped roofs of the tombs (a characteristic trait of burial constructions reserved for Mycenaean royalty) had collapsed in ancient times.

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Archaeology

Study Ready for Restoring and Opening Ancient Amphipolis Tomb

The planned restoration will see the return of some of the tomb's decorative elements to their original place, before the site is opened to the public.

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Museums

Australian Lawyer Makes Case for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Geoffrey Robertson sent a copy of his book to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with a note expressing his hope for the Parthenon Marbles to be returned.

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Archaeology

Ancient Cup Given to 1st Marathon Victor Returned to Greece

The cup, given to the legendary Spyros Louis, was thought lost until new research traced it to a German university.

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Archaeology

3300-Year-Old Engineering Marvel Excavated Northwest of Athens

The huge complex at Glas is an engineering wonder, with a level of uniformity and planning unlike that seen at any other ancient sites of the time.

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Archaeology

Three Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered off Aegean Island of Kasos

The finds surrounding the wrecks include cannons, amphorae, stone anchors, and more.

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