Category: ART

Two Greek sites in 2016 top 10 archaeological discoveries

Two archaeological findings in Greece, the Antikythera Man and the mass grave at Pheleron Delta were included in the top 10 discoveries for 2016 by “Archaeology” magazine. The publication is published by the Archaeological Institute of America and its editors announced their picks for the most compelling finds of the year expiring in two weeks. […]

Obama gets crash course in Greek mythology

US President Barack Obama received a crash course in Greek mythology and antiquity at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Obama toured the museum after descending from the hilltop complex where he had lingered at the base of the Parthenon and glanced around at the panoramic view of Athens. Obama was escorted through the museum by […]

Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died aged 82, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the announcement said. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” There were no details about the […]

Greek movie “Invisible” wins international award

The Greek movie “Invisible”, directed by Dimitris Athanitis picked up the second prize for best movie in the “Montelupo Fiorentino MIIFF” Florence festival. The star of the movie, John Stankoglou also won the award for best performance. Dimitris Athanitis’s film has won 10 awards, including the Grande Prize of the “Figuera Film Art”, as well […]

Ancient Chinese hu on view at National Archaeological Museum

An ancient Chinese bronze hu (amphora) with a coiled dragon design, made more than 2,500 years ago, is now on display at the Hall of the Altar in the Greek National Archaeological Museum. Unearthed in 1923 in Xinzheng, in the Henan province, Central China, the antiquity belongs to the Palace Museum in Beijing and has […]

Realistic details in the Chinese Warriors indicate Greek influence

The renowned Terracotta Warriors of China could possibly have been inspired from ancient Greece, while Greek sculptors, who came into contact with Chinese artists in the 3rd century BC, might have passed on their knowledge to the local artists. Senior Chinese Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen, said that she was just starting to look more into the […]

Amazing 3,500 y.o ancient Greek warrior found! (photos)

Archeologists say they have discovered the ‘real’ ‘Lord of the Rings’, after a 3,500 old ancient warrior’s skeleton was unearthed amid a treasure trove of ancient artifacts in Greece. The grave was discovered in the spring of 2015 by Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker, a husband-and-wife team at the University of Cincinnatiwho have […]

A new museum in Ioannina

In the most beautiful side of Ioannina, where the castle of the town dominates, a new museum is was inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The Silversmithing Museum of Ioannina is the ninth museum established by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, an organization that promotes traditional Greek crafts, and showcases […]

World Record for biggest ‘Sousta’ dance in Ayia Napa

A video captioned “We Did It!” began circulating on social media on Monday morning showing a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest ever traditional Greek ‘Sousta’ dance. The Guinness World Record attempt was organised by Ayia Napa Municipality and included 450 dancers from 22 dance schools dressed in traditional Cypriot costumes. City Free Press […]

22nd Athens International Film Festival

The beloved and biggest film festival in the Greek capital, the Athens International Film Festival – “Opening Nights” returns for its 22nd edition from September 21st to October 2nd, 2016. The centre of Athens is hosting a 10-day cinematic celebration presenting new feature films from around the world and Greece and three competition sections (International, […]

A jewel for Greece opens in Kos

The restored Archaeological Museum of Kos was inaugurated by Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas and the regional governor of southern Aegean Giorgos Hatzimarkos. The museum is a very important piece of culture, a jewel for the island of Kos and for Greece that is handed over to the people fully restored and upgraded, 60 years after […]

Little Paris of Athens coming to town

It is a festival of artistic expression taking place on French named streets around the center of the capital Music, art and photographic events are scheduled as well as street art, theater and vaudeville at the 4th Little Paris of Athens that will take place from October 6 to October 16. The 4th Little Paris […]

Amazing mosaic of Poseidon found in Turkey

Archaeological excavations near the southern Turkish province of Adana have unearthed a rare mosaic depicting the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. It is believed to date back to the 3rd or 4th century B.C. The Poseidon mosaic, which is nearly 11 square meters, was found in the frigidarium (large cold pool of a […]

Exquisite mosaic of Hercules Labours uncovered in Cyprus

Restoration excavations have uncovered a mosaic depicting the 12 labours of mythical Hercules, in Larnaca, Cyprus. Pieces of the mosaic were first unveiled during works on the sewage system in the past. Antiquities Ephor George Filotheou said the mosaic was up to 20 by 4.5 meters in size and was a Roman era mosaic of […]

Mount Olympus headed for an Oscar

When students of New York universities watched the documentary about Olympus entitled “Elassona: The secret path to mount Olympus” the production company, Ellopia Films USA, and the director Athina Krikeli were surprised by their reactions. “Does the mountain Olympus really exist? Isn’t it just a mythical mountain?,” they wondered. “We could not imagine how it […]

Palace of Nestor opens its gates after three years of restoration

The Mycenaean Palace of Nestor reopens to visitors on June 12 after three years of restoration which cost 2.5 million euros, the Culture Ministry announced on Tuesday. The mythical palace in Peloponnese is considered to be the best example of a well-preserved Mycenaean palace throughout Greece. Located about four kilometers south of the village of […]

Director, screenwriter Nikos Triandafyllidis, 49, dies

Nikos Triandafyllidis, the director of one of the last and most treasured documentaries ever made on legendary American singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkings, has died, the ANA-MPA news agency reported on Tuesday. He was 49 years old. The son of popular Greek stand-up comic Harry Klynn and dancer Harikleia Makri, Triandafyllidis was born in Chicago, USA, […]

Bronze busts stolen from the Cultural Center in Athens

Five bronze busts were reportedly stolen last from the Cultural Center in the city center of Athens a few days ago without the culprits carrying out the bold theft unnoticed! The Kathimerini reported that the theft took place on the 25th and 26th of May, with the thieves first taking off with the bronze buts […]