Heritage

March 25, 2020: Greeks Celebrate Independence Day Despite Lockdown

While the annual parades were canceled, people around Greece didn't let that stop them from celebrating their Independence Day on March 25.

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Heritage

Tzoumerka: Historic Plaka Bridge Repaired

More than 300 people contributed to the restoration, which engineers said did not use any modern materials or techniques.

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Museums

Minister: Brexit Will Strengthen Support for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Britain's choice to distance itself from Europe will help create the conditions for the marbles' return, according to the Greek culture minister.

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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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