Parthenon Marbles

Fashion Show an Insult to the Parthenon Sculptures

A fashion show inspired by legendary Greek soprano Maria Callas, held in the Parthenon Sculptures gallery at the British Museum, fuels further controversy.

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Film & TV

New Netflix Series on Alexander the Great Causes a Stir

A new docudrama series by Netflix, exploring the life and exploits of Alexander the Great, stirs up controversy over the ancient Macedonian king's sexuality.

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Environment

Climate Change a Looming Threat to Greece’s Cultural Heritage

A landmark study by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is examining the effects of the climate crisis on Greece's historic monuments and antiquities.

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Museums

Extension Plans Approved for Museum of Ancient Messene

Greece's Ministry of Culture has approved plans for a major extension of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Messene, to house an additional 19,000 artifacts.

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Parthenon Marbles

The Return of the Parthenon Marbles Seems All But Inevitable

With changing attitudes towards the restitution of cultural heritage, it is only a matter of time before the Parthenon Marbles are returned to Greece.

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Research

Home of the Gods: How Tall is Mount Olympus?

A team of researchers has scaled the peaks of Mt Olympus, Greece's highest mountain, to recalculate its elevation a century after it was first measured.

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Parthenon Marbles

Investigating the Mysterious “Crust” on the Parthenon Marbles

A scientific study on the mysterious “orange-brown crust” that covers sections of the Parthenon Marbles fails to provide any definitive conclusions.

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Exhibitions

Always Grand: Athens’ Hotel Grande Bretagne Celebrates 150 Years

The iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne in the heart of Athens launches the official celebrations for its 150th anniversary with an immersive audiovisual experience.

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