ARCHAEOLOGY


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IMAGES

The Olympias, a reconstruction of a 5th century BC Athenian trireme, anchored at the Zea Marina in Piraeus port on Friday as part of the Sea Days initiative to raise public awareness about the marine environment.

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CULTURE

The mystery of the broken figurines and vessels of the uninhabited Aegean island of Keros as well as findings from the prehistoric settlement of the adjacent islet Daskalio are presented in an exhibition titled “Look Across: A Settlement on Keros 4,500 years Ago.”


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NEWS

The Central Council of Modern Monuments approved on Friday a request by French luxury fashion house Dior to use the Kallimarmaro Stadium for an event on June 17, during which the company will present its 2021 Cruise collection.

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CULTURE

The national archaeological council (KAS), the main guardian of Greece’s cultural heritage, has greenlighted the use of several key sites, including the Acropolis, for an upcoming shoot by French luxury label Christian Dior.




Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (l) meeting with Prince Badr bin Farhan Al-Saud, the culture minister of Saudi Arabia, in Athens, Thursday. [EPA]
CULTURE

Saudi Arabia is seeking Greek expertise in archaeological excavation for its nascent cultural sector as it tries to diversify economy beyond oil and enhance quality of life in the Gulf Arab state. The Saudi culture ministry, established three years ago under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s modernization plan, aims to contribute 3% or more to […]

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CULTURE

The Culture Ministry and the City of Athens will jointly implement a major four-year project for the regeneration of the three hills – Pnyx, Nymphs and Muses/Philopappou – in central Athens, amounting to approximately 7 million euros.

n archaeological excavation in the Czech Republic at Lany, near the border with Austria, on April 24, 2021, a few yards from where a bone scratched with Germanic runes was found. Czech archaeologists say marks found on a cattle bone are sixth-century Germanic runes, in a Slavic settlement but the find has provoked an academic and nationalist brawl. [Akos Stiller/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

In a region long fought over by rival ethnic and linguistic groups, archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered something unusual in these turbulent parts: evidence that peoples locked in hostility for much of the modern era got along in centuries past.


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PARTNER CONTENT

Within the framework of the 200-year anniversary celebrations of Greece, non profit organizations Ecoweek and Paremvasi invite the international community to an interactive international public participation initiative and dialogue to present ideas and proposals for a sustainable solution for the Parthenon Marbles, under the auspices of “Greece 2021.” 

The signatories argue that the preservation of the antiquities in their original location is consistent with the state’s obligation to preserve cultural heritage.
OPINION

As Greeks of the diaspora, philhellenes and students of ancient and Byzantine culture, we are greatly dismayed by the recent developments jeopardizing the preservation of the important remains of Late Antique and Byzantine Thessaloniki revealed in the course of constructing the city’s metro.

While sleeping at the Amphiareion of Oropos worshippers were either healed of their ailments or got advice from the god in their dreams. [Olga Charami]
CULTURE

The Amphiareion of Oropos, a sanctuary named after the mythical hero Amphiaraos, one of the Seven Against Thebes, who foretold the demise of everyone who joined the expedition, was known to most people in the Greek-speaking world in the 4th century BC.