Thursday, 30 May , 2024

Monuments

Ken Loach: Parthenon Sculptures stolen and must be returned to Greece

Nov 27, 2021 "I am just happy. The people at the university are extremely generous, very kind. The films we make are the result of...

Africa’s lost heritage and Europe’s restitution policies

France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue? Nov.9,...

Tomb in Crimea a Triumph of Ancient Greek Architecture

By PatriciaClaus November 18, 2021 The monumental tomb known as the “Royal Kurgan of Kerch,” in the Crimea, was constructed in the 4th century BC; its...

‘They want to make the Acropolis into Disneyland.’ Site renovations face...

Greece says it wants to make the Acropolis more accessible. Critics say it’s turning the ancient site into Disneyland. By Lydia Emmanouilidou Jun 17, 2021 Architect Tasos...

Attacking the Classic Civilization, Entering the new Dark Ages

Parthenon Marbles “not particularly inspiring… return them to Greece,” says ex Museum trustee February 18, 2021 “Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece,'” they are not inspiration...

Armenian Church in Artsakh completely wiped out by Azerbaijan

by Paul Antonopoulos Mar. 28, 2021 A BBC report by correspondent Jonah Fisher discovered that an Armenian Church that fell into Azeri control following last year’s...

Greece to lend Antiquities, “entire monument” to museums abroad up to...

December 9, 2020 Greece’s Culture Ministry has submitted an amendment stipulating the export of museum collections including antiquities and even “an entire monument” to museums...

ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

December 14, 2020 The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ...

Erdogan’s conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque and the danger...

By Ulaş Ateşci and Alex Lantier 15 July 2020 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decree Friday turning the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a working...

”Europa Nostra” Group Demands Preservation of Thessaloniki Metro Antiquities

By Nick Kampouris Dec 20, 2019 The reaction against the recent decision by Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAΣ) to temporarily remove the spectacular archaeological finds from...