Archaeology

Restrictions on Diving Tourism Lifted

Parliament has passed legislation loosening the strict rules that prevented divers from visiting sites such as shipwrecks older than 50 years old.

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Archaeology

Making Use of the Lockdown to Improve the Acropolis

The absence of tourists has allowed authorities to accelerate interventions on the Acropolis Hill aimed at improving disabled access, safety and lighting.

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Archaeology

Compromise Reached to Protect Ancient Mass Grave in Southern Athens

The necropolis, which was discovered in 2016, will be removed from the Faliro site temporarily, as exposure to the elements is causing damage, experts say.

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Archaeology

Archaeological Digs Yield Lifelong Friendships in Messinia

A look by Kathimerini newspaper at the deep bonds formed between foreign archaeologists and local workers over decades of excavations.

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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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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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