Environment

Ancient Greek Monuments Increasingly Threatened by Climate Change

Extreme weather events such as droughts and floods, exacerbated by climate change, are threatening ancient Greek monuments, scientists have warned.

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Heritage

Parthenon’s Inner Sanctum to be Restored

The Central Archaeological Council has green lit a plan many years in the making to re-erect portions of the inner chamber's walls.

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Museums

Ottoman Archives Reveal Elgin Took Marbles Illegally, Expert Claims

The claims by Acropolis Museum Director Dimitrios Pandermalis refute a key line of defence in the British Museum's case for keeping the Parthenon Marbles.

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Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Status Sought for Islet of Spinalonga

A key Venetian stronghold and later a leper colony (as depicted in Victoria Hislop's "The Secret"), Spinalonga is one of Crete's most atmospheric sites.

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Heritage

SNFCC: National Library Research Department Set to Open

In its new home in the SNFCC, the National Library is set to become fully operational as the research department opens to the public.

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Heritage

New Book Sheds Light on Damaged Strofades Monastery

A photographer and journalist set out to capture the life of the last monk in Zakynthos' Strofades Monastery before it was too late. Then an earthquake hit.

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History

On This Day in 1834 Athens Became the Greek Capital

At the time Athens was little more than a large village surrounded by ruins, as shown by the earliest photographs of the Greek state's new capital.

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History

Restoration of Greek Island Church wins Europa Nostra Heritage Award

The jury behind the prestigious award praised the quality of the restoration, and the high level of cooperation between public and private bodies.

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