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Monica Bellucci to play Maria Callas in Athens theatre
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Monica Bellucci to play Maria Callas in Athens theatre

Panos - Jan 22, 2020

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will reportedly appear in a theatre in Athens playing the role of Maria Callas in the…

Renovated Greek National Gallery of Art to reopen in 2021
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Renovated Greek National Gallery of Art to reopen in 2021

Panos - Jan 20, 2020

Greece’s Ministry of Culture said that the upgraded National Gallery of Art, undergoing renovations and expansion during the last few…

Film Tourism: Greek connections at this year’s Oscar nominations
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Film Tourism: Greek connections at this year’s Oscar nominations

Panos - Jan 15, 2020

While Todd Phillips’ much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash Joker topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations,…

Which countries was Star Wars filmed in?
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Which countries was Star Wars filmed in?

Panos - Dec 20, 2019

The latest entry in the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker, is released this week. In anticipation of the…

CAS approves temporary removal of antiquities during construction of Thessaloniki metro
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CAS approves temporary removal of antiquities during construction of Thessaloniki metro

Panos - Dec 20, 2019

The Central Archaeological Council (CAS) approved by a majority the request of "Attiko Metro SA" to temporarily remove and reposition…

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims
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The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims

Panos - Dec 19, 2019

An intriguing claim was recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic…

Yorgos Lanthimos in talks to direct gothic western “The Hawkline Monster”
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Yorgos Lanthimos in talks to direct gothic western “The Hawkline Monster”

Panos - Dec 18, 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos, the world-renowned Greek filmmaker who directed the acclaimed period drama The Favourite, is in negotiations to direct New…

Egypt unveils “rare” ancient pharaoh bust
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Egypt unveils “rare” ancient pharaoh bust

Panos - Dec 13, 2019

A “rare” bust of a statue of the pharaoh Ramses II has been discovered near Giza, south of Cairo, the…

Artwork of banana sold for $120,000 eaten by another artist
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Artwork of banana sold for $120,000 eaten by another artist

Panos - Dec 09, 2019

An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 (£91,000) has been eaten by a…

Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” scooped the 32nd European Film Awards
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Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” scooped the 32nd European Film Awards

Panos - Dec 09, 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite was the big winner at the European Film Awards on Saturday (December 7), winning eight prizes…

Unique work of art in Paphos is first snorkelling park in Cyprus
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Unique work of art in Paphos is first snorkelling park in Cyprus

Panos - Nov 07, 2019

An underwater sculpture of beautifully crafted seashells created by artist, Yiota Ioannidou, is already attracting marine life and settling in…

Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark Controversy To This Day
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Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark Controversy To This Day

Panos - Oct 21, 2019

Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western…

Ancient Greco-Chinese war of the “Heavenly Horses”
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Ancient Greco-Chinese war of the “Heavenly Horses”

Panos - Oct 21, 2019

Many history buffs and others less interested in history often wonder what alternative course the past might have taken if…

Greece offers sculpture swap in bid for Parthenon marbles
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Greece offers sculpture swap in bid for Parthenon marbles

Panos - Sep 02, 2019

To Greece’s delight, a bust of Pericles now graces 10 Downing Street. Within hours of assuming office as prime minister,…

The metope of the south face of the Parthenon to return to Athens for bicentennial celebrations in 2021
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The metope of the south face of the Parthenon to return to Athens for bicentennial celebrations in 2021

Panos - Aug 26, 2019

The metope of the south face of the Parthenon, which is currently exhibited in the Louvre in Paris will be…

Full moon events at archaeological sites to conclude Sunday
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Full moon events at archaeological sites to conclude Sunday

Panos - Aug 13, 2019

This year's full moon, on Thursday, coincides with the holiday of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Panagia). The events…

Emmy Nominations 2019: See the Full List of Nominees for TV’s Big Night
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Emmy Nominations 2019: See the Full List of Nominees for TV’s Big Night

Panos - Jul 17, 2019

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, officially kicking off this year’s awards season. Actors…

The great Stelios Vamvakaris is dead
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The great Stelios Vamvakaris is dead

Panos - Jun 18, 2019

The great Greek composer and master bouzouki-player, Stelios Vamvakaris, 72, son of the patriarch of the Greek rebetiko music (a.k.a.…

Greek-American composer Olivia Hadjiioannou wins top award at Festival in Cannes
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Greek-American composer Olivia Hadjiioannou wins top award at Festival in Cannes

Panos - May 24, 2019

Greek multi-instrumentalist and composer Olivia Hadjiioannou won the Best Music Video award for Red Lion in the inaugural French Riviera…

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism
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Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

Panos - May 06, 2019

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles was discovered on May 8, 1877 but its…