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Ten Ancient Sites to See in Athens

During the last years, the city of Athens has seen a dramatic transformation towards modernity. It has turned into one the most trendy cities...

Photos by a Genius: How an American Philhellene Captured the Acropolis in the 19th...

William James Stillman an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer captured the magic of Acropolis in 1870 in a series of carbon prints. Relatively...

The Peloponnese has its Own Parthenon (video)

They call it the "Parthenon of the Peloponnese". The columned temple of Apollo Epicurius is as beautiful as the Parthenon in Athens, as it rises within...

Metal Crane from Parthenon to be Replaced by Lighter One

The stiff leg derrick crane that was put on the Parthenon of the Acropolis in 1984 for restoration works, is to be replaced by a lighter...

September 26, 1687: When the Venetians Bombarded the Parthenon

During the Ottoman rule in Greece, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Parthenon was converted to a mosque, and the Erechtheion functioned...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates March 25th with Free Entrance for All

The Acropolis Museum is celebrating Independence Day on March 25 with the presentation of a copy of “Kore 685”, on which Swiss painter Émile...

Fashion Shoots and Nude Pictures on Acropolis Hill in the 20th Century

Once upon a time, in the 20th Century, it was easier for fashion houses to get permission to shoot on the Acropolis Hill and...

Athens Says ‘No’ to Gucci for Fashion Show on Acropolis Hill

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Tuesday was unanimous in rejecting the Gucci fashion house request for holding a fashion show on the Acropolis...

Gucci Requests Permit for Parthenon Runway Show

Gucci, one of the most well known designer brands worldwide, is looking to produce a fashion show at the Acropolis in Athens. The fashion...

U.S. President Barack Obama Praises Greece and Democracy From Acropolis Hill [video]

A video of U.S. President Barack Obama praising the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization on the Acropolis Hill in Athens...

U.S. President Barack Obama at Acropolis

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Acropolis on Wednesday morning, on the second day of his official visit to Greece. The visit to Acropolis and Parthenon,...

Restoration Work on Parthenon’s Western Pediment to Begin

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approved on Wednesday two projects for the restoration of the upright marble slabs and background wall of the drum...

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