ARCHAEOLOGY


The adventures of a Mycenaean ring
IMAGES

The Nobel Foundation in Sweden has returned to Greece a 3,000-year-old Mycenaean ring that was stolen during World War II before making its way to the other side of the Atlantic, where it was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist.

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece
CULTURE

A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece.


Museum Night & Day | Athens | May 14 & 18
WHAT'S ON

Celebrating the European Night of Museums on May 14 and International Museum Day on May 18, the Acropolis Museum has put together a program of special events.

Belgian royals visit Sounion and Thorikos
NEWS

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgium visited the archaeological sites of Sounion and Thorikos on Tuesday, where they were welcomed by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.


Ancient Nemea to receive EU Heritage Label
CULTURE

The archaeological site at Ancient Nemea will become the second heritage attraction in Greece to be awarded the EU’s Heritage Label, the Culture Ministry announced on Friday.

Exhibition celebrating horses in ancient Athens drawing to a close
CULTURE

The exhibition “Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens” is a gift to us all. Housed in the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), the archaeological exhibition is one of high aesthetics, precision, economy and unexpected twists.



Huge volcanic landslide identified on Santorini
CULTURE

Traces of the largest known volcanic landslide in the entire Mediterranean, with a volume of up to 125 cubic kilometers, have been discovered in the sea around the island of Santorini by Greek and foreign scientists.


German research shows Samos antiquities were looted before WWI
CULTURE

New German research reveals that numerous antiquities from German-supervised excavations at the eastern Aegean island of Samos in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ended up in German museums through dubious agreements, according to a report in Deutsche Welle (DW).

Culture Ministry to spruce up Thermopylae monument, surrounding area
CULTURE

As part of the effort to regenerate the historic area of Thermopylae in Central Greece, the Culture Ministry in collaboration with the Municipality of Lamia has commissioned a series of studies to highlight the battlefield itself, including ancient and modern monuments.