Museums

New Charities Act May Compel Museums to Return Cultural Artifacts

In an exclusive report by The Guardian, the new Charities Act in England and Wales could have a major impact on restitution cases, including the Parthenon Marbles.

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Archaeology

Historic Kavala Fortress to Be Made More Accessible

The 15th century fortress of Kavala in northeast Greece is to undergo a major upgrade program, making it more accessible to visitors with disabilities.

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Archaeology

Roman-Era Statue of Hercules Discovered at Philippi

A larger than life-sized statue of Hercules, unearthed by archaeologists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, may have adorned a public fountain.

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Archaeology

Marble Lintel Sheds New Light on Late Byzantine Lesvos

The discovery of a marble lintel bearing the emblem of the Genoese House of Gattilusio indicates the shifting power dynamics on 14th century Lesvos.

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Archaeology

Restoration of Roman-Era Sikinos Monument Now Complete

The award-winning restoration works of a 3rd century mausoleum on Sikinos, later converted into a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, have been completed.

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Exhibitions

The Kore of Thera: A Masterpiece of Greek Antiquity Revealed

Now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Thera, a colossal statue of a female from the 7th century BC is a rare masterpiece of Archaic Greek art.

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Museums

Thessaloniki Metro Finds to be Exhibited at Two New Museums

More than 300,000 ancient artifacts unearthed during the construction of the city’s new metro system will be exhibited at six stations and two new museums.

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Archaeology

Controversial Antiquities Deal Given the Go-Ahead

Greece’s Parliament has approved an agreement with the United States regarding the return of 161 Bronze Age figurines, taken illegally from the country.

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