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UNESCO Organizes a Series of Events for the Year of Aristotle

Occasioned by the completion of 2,400 years since the birth of the great ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and after a proposal by the Greek...

Lesvos Fossil Forest Museum to Be Presented in Berlin

The Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest at Sigri will have its own pavilion at the World Geoparks Network at the International Tourist Exhibition...

Corfu Presents Its Candidacy for Cultural Capital of Europe 2021

Corfu's candidacy for "European Cultural Capital 2021" will be presented on Tuesday in Athens by Corfu Mayor Costas Nikolouzos. The presentation will be held at...

Athenians’ Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

The "Athenians' Association" has launched a lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights against the United Kingdom for the Parthenon Marbles. According to the...

Gucci ‘Dresses’ Parthenon Sculptures; UNESCO Reacts

The birth of Athena and Dionysus in colorful shorts carrying a handbag while taking a selfie, were only a few of the videos uploaded...

Five Greek Geoparks Participate in New Unesco Programme

A new UNESCO program entitled "World Geoparks Unesco" in which five Greek areas participate was approved on Tuesday in Paris. Aegean University professor and director...

Greece Elected to the UNESCO Executive Board for 2015-2019

Greece was elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO for the period 2015-2019, with the highest number of votes (165 of 186 cast) in...

Derveni Papyrus: First Greek Item in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program

The Derveni papyrus, an ancient Greek papyrus roll considered as Europe's oldest surviving readable manuscript, is the first Greek item to be included in...

Lack of Staff Keeps UNESCO Heritage Temple of Apollo Epicurius Closed on Weekends

The ancient Greek Temple of Apollo Epicurius is open to visitors only on weekdays from 08.00-15.00 (local time) and remains closed on Saturdays and...

The Promised Land: The Refugee Crisis Has Human Consequences

The exodus of thousands of refugees continues with no end in sight. Those victims of human insanity hand over their life savings to smugglers...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Visitors in Greece can enjoy inspiring trips into artistic, cultural, historical, and folkloric traditions approaching seventeen magnificent Greek monuments that are included on the...

Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting

Greek Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis expressed Greece’s full support for the UNESCO directives on the national policies to combat illicit trading of cultural...

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