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T.G. Giannopoulos, “The Greeks: Whence and When?”

T.G. Giannopoulos, “The Greeks: Whence and When?”

A systematic and intelligible handbook of the long-standing international research on the first beginning of the Greek civilisation
The Van Gogh experience

The Van Gogh experience

"Van Gogh Alive" and "Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam" both promise visitors a unique experience of art.
35 Pyramids Found in Sudan

35 Pyramids Found in Sudan

Between the years 2009-2012, researchers working at the Sedeinga archaeological site in Sudan succeeded in pinning down and unearthing a total of 35 ancient pyramids, clustered closely together and relatively small.
Face to face with King Richard III

Face to face with King Richard III

Stunning new exhibition brings to life the dramatic search for Britain’s last medieval king. Earlier this week, the University of Leicester confirmed that human remains buried at Greyfriars in Leicester city centre were indeed those of King Richard III.
La Pietà Rondanini goes to… prison

La Pietà Rondanini goes to… prison

Due to urgent restoration works at the Castelle Sforzesco, Michelangelo’s La Pietà Rondanini will be moved to a Milanese prison, the Carcere di San Vittore.
British archaeologist on Google doodle

British archaeologist on Google doodle

Today Google Doodle depicts British archaeologist Mary Leakey, as it is the 100th anniversary of her birth.
Petition to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Petition to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The Turkish Parliament's Petition Commission is considering an application by citizens to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.
Discovery of Remains of England’s King Richard III Confirmed

Discovery of Remains of England’s King Richard III Confirmed

It is the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that the individual exhumed at Grey Friars in August 2012 is indeed King Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.
The prehistoric “Platania” site of Aghia Paraskevi

The prehistoric “Platania” site of Aghia Paraskevi

Pupils of the local elementary schools have visited the excavation conducted at the “Platania” site of Aghia Paraskevi in Lamia by the 14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities since 2006.
Graeco-Roman theatre to be revealed in Izmir

Graeco-Roman theatre to be revealed in Izmir

A Graeco-Roman theatre is about to come to light in Izmir. First 52 houses have to be demolished in the city’s Kadifekale district.
Restoration of Apostolos Andreas to begin

Restoration of Apostolos Andreas to begin

After many years' efforts, the first step for the restoration of the historical monastery of Apostolos Andreas has been finally made.
Musical Evenings at the Acropolis Museum

Musical Evenings at the Acropolis Museum

From 15 February 2013 to Easter, the Acropolis Museum presents a series of performances with music groups from across the world.
Conferences about the Mediterranean culture

Conferences about the Mediterranean culture

Aix-Marseille Université will hold a series of conferences for the public on every second Tuesday of the month from February to November
Greek archaeologists concerned about the old Acropolis Museum

Greek archaeologists concerned about the old Acropolis Museum

Regarding the recent decision of the Central Archaeological Council not to declare the old museum as a preservable monument, the Association of Greek Archaeologists issued a press release expressing their concern about the old museum's fate.
The majority of ancient Malian manuscripts are safe and sound

The majority of ancient Malian manuscripts are safe and sound

A Malian source directly involved with the conservation of the Timbuktu manuscripts said that 95% of the total documents, whose number in the city and its surrounding region exceeds 300,000, were "safe and sound".
Pompeii’s restoration masterplan set to begin next week

Pompeii’s restoration masterplan set to begin next week

As Italian authorities announced on Wednesday, the long-awaited restoration of Pompeii will start on February 6.
Piraeus Port Authority funds Cononian Walls’ excavations

Piraeus Port Authority funds Cononian Walls’ excavations

The Board of Trustees of the Piraeus Port Authority has decided to fund the archaeological excavations along the ancient Cononian Walls in front of the new Cruise Passenger Terminal.
Bad weather causes damage to the Koroni Castle

Bad weather causes damage to the Koroni Castle

Bad weather and strong waves have caused damages to the Venetian Castle of Koroni. Having suffered similar damages in the past years, the area’s emblematic castle necessitates conservation.
Tobacco Roads

Tobacco Roads

Conference about tobacco trade and economic relations and technology transfer between Kavala and Vienna.
Culture and cultivation

Culture and cultivation

Last week a family on a charity trip has been ejected out of the Musee d'Orsay, because other visitors "had complained about their smell". Does culture promote human values?
Byzantine art exhibition to be held in Washington

Byzantine art exhibition to be held in Washington

The General Director of Antiquities of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports, signed a cooperation protocol with Mr. Earl A. Powell for the display of the event.
Sicilian Mummies Reveal their Secrets

Sicilian Mummies Reveal their Secrets

The desiccated dead of Sicily from the late 16th to the mid-20th century, arrayed in crypts and churches, are a unique treasure in terms of both biology and history. Scientists can create a thumbnail sketch— disease, diet, time of death—from the inside of a mummy.
200 closed and abandoned churches in Naples

200 closed and abandoned churches in Naples

A report published by the Corriere della Sera earlier this month revealed the alarming state of much of Naple’s cultural heritage.
Antiquities Security Guards threaten to abstain from their duties

Antiquities Security Guards threaten to abstain from their duties

In an announcement, the Panhellenic Union of Antiquities Security Guards expressed its deep concern and discontent towards the political leadership of the Ministry about the delay in payments for Sundays and public holidays work.
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