CULTURE

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CULTURE

A rainbow arcs over the Acropolis in a recent photograph by Robert McCabe, the American photographer and now Greek citizen who has captured so many iconic scenes of the country since first visiting as a student in the mid-1950s.


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ALL OF GREECE, ONE CULTURE

The Culture Ministry is inviting applications from artists and companies in a range of fields – from dance, music and theater to visual and performance art – that want to participate in this year’s “All of Greece, One Culture” program.

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Covid’s toll on the arts continued into the new year, with many theater performances being postponed or cancelled due to a rise in infections among casts and crews. According to theater officials, the next two months will prove very difficult for the profession. Indicative of the crisis is that institutions like the National Theater of […]


The Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas in Palermo says it will return a fragment belonging to a draped figure on the east side of the Parthenon frieze. [Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas via AP]
CULTURE

An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others – the British Museum, in particular – to send their own pieces of the works back, too.




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A new study approved by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) foresees the further transformation of central Vasilissis Olgas Avenue into a pedestrian street, integrating it into the zone that will unify the archaeological site of the Olympian Zeus temple with the Zappeion and the National Garden.

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Greek and foreign experts stressed the importance of protecting and preserving some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine Christian mosaics and frescoes of the medieval Greek Monastery of the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, Istanbul and expressed concern over the decision by the Turkish government last year to convert it into a mosque.


A postcard from the beginning of the 20th century.
CULTURE

When I asked journalist and author Bruce Clark whether there is one thing about Athens that has remained unchanged through time, he immediately answered, “The Acropolis.” 

Clockwise from top left: Metropolitan Bishop of Zambia Ioannis gives a Greek flag to descendants of the Vlahakis brothers. Bishop Ioannis holds a service at the hut that serves the Greek Orthodox mission in Kanima. The island of Kanima in the Zambezi River. Extended members of the clan are seen at the Vlahakis family cemetery.
DIASPORA

It sounds like fiction but it isn’t. It includes a Greek “independent state” deep in Africa, a Greek “tribe” living in the vast forests, a Cretan revolutionary – dubbed “Jungle Zorbas” – and a Greek Orthodox cleric.