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Exhibition Emotions at Acropolis Museum

Exhibition “εmotions” at Acropolis Museum (Athens) till 19 November 2017

“Emotions” is a narrative exhibition which sheds light on the unseen world of emotions in the personal, social and political life of antiquity. Τhe Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the “εmotions” exhibition, which scored such a huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center, New...
Found: A Giant Bronze Arm From the Antikythera Shipwreck

Found: A Giant Bronze Arm From the Antikythera Shipwreck

The world’s most intriguing shipwreck keeps giving up more secrets.   First discovered in 1900, the shipwreck is perhaps most famous for the Antikythera Mechanism, the mysterious, clock-like contraption that’s still puzzling scientists. But underwater archaeologists also uncovered incredible bronze statutes—a rare find—including the Antikythera Youth. In antiquity, bronze statues were often melted down and the metal reused, so it’s rare to find examples of bronze...
Greek Archaeologist Says He Has Found Aristotle’s Tomb

Greek Archaeologist Says He Has Found Aristotle’s Tomb

A Greek archaeologist who has been leading a 20-year excavation in northern Greece said on Thursday that he believed he had unearthed the tomb of Aristotle. In an address at a conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, commemorating the 2,400th anniversary of Aristotle’s birth, the archaeologist, Konstantinos Sismanidis, said he had “no proof but strong indications, as certain as one can be,” to support his claim. The tomb was in a structure unearthed in the ancient village of...
The Peloponnese in Greece is the number one European destination that travellers need to see in 2016, according to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe’ top 10 list.

Lonely Planet names Peloponnese top European destination in 2016

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The Peloponnese in Greece is the number one European destination that travellers need to see in 2016, according to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe’ top 10 list.   Lonely Planet’s travel experts combed the continent to create the ultimate selection of European destinations to see this year and has placed the Peloponnese in Greece as the destination everyone should see first. “Now more than ever the Peloponnese is the perfect destination for absorbing traditional...
“A DREAM AMONG SPLENDID RUINS 2026”Strolling through the Athens of travelers 17th-19th century

“A dream among splendid ruins 2026” – Exhibition

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Exhibition – Strolling through the Athens of travelers 17th-19th century 8th September, 2015 – 8th October, 2016 The new temporary exhibition “A dream among splendid ruins… Strolling through the Athens of travelers, 17th-19th century” was designed to provide an imaginary stroll through monumental Athens between the 17th and 19th centuries. Our companions on this stroll are the European travelers who undertook the “Grand Tour” to the capital...
Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

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The mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc may have unveiled A linguist may have unveiled the mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc, a 15cm fired clay tablet uncovered in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. Following painstaking efforts together with University of Oxford phonetics professor John Coleman, to decipher Linear A and Linear B script, Dr Gareth Owens believes the disc may be an...
Acropolis Museum. Exhibition: Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods

Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods

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The Acropolis Museum commenced a series of exhibitions from regional Greece so that exceptional archaeological finds in remote museums can be brought to Athens and presented to a large Greek and foreign audience. The first exhibition titled ‘Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods’ is organized in cooperation with the Ephorates of Rodopi and Evros and the expert on Samothracian antiquities, Mr. Dimitrios Matsas. The relationship between the ancient Greeks and their...