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The heads of two female statues were recently discovered at the bottom of an ancient well in the Cemetery of Kerameikos in Athens, after the excavations by the German Archaeological Institute.
A two-storey building in Plaka will be renovated accordingly so that it hosts the house of Odysseas Elytis, this important Greek poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979.
The silver cup awarded to Greek runner Spiros Louis when he won the Marathon in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1986 will be displayed at the new Acropolis Museum for a year, starting from September 2012.
For the first time after 30 years, the first floor in the Stoa of Attalos Museum in Thissio, Athens, opened to the public. Till now only the ground floor of the Stoa was working as a museum, but yesterday the first floor also opened.
Restoration works for three archaeological sites in Attica have been decided by the Greek Ministry of Culture: the temple of Poseidon in Sounion, the Sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona and the Amphiareion in Oropos.
The travel guide of the American network CNN ranks "Cine Thission" in Athens at the top of the world's best movie theatres.
The first Master Photography Workshop "Creative Photography and Fine Art" will take place from January 31st till February 11th, 2012, offered by NewSchool Athens Photography.
Three important pieces of art, including the only Picasso painting in Greece, were stolen last night, at the dawning of Monday, January 9th, from the National Gallery of Greece.
Straight from the Natural History Museum of London comes a special exhibition about the most famous creatures of all times, the Dinosaurs.
Recent excavations have brought to light ancient remains in the area of Kifisia, in the northern suburbs of Athens, and archaeologists estimate that those findings belong to the luxurious mansion of the Roman politician and benefactor Herodes Atticus, who had his summer house there.
Moisture and time are the key factors which have caused today severe damage to the Tower of Winds, one of the most important monuments of Ancient Greece.
Two new museums are about to adorn the modern city of Athens, after the decision of the Hellenic Board of Museums on the foundation of these significant cultural centers.
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens, designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, is among the top finalists for the European Union Prize in Modern Architecture.
Several ancient remains that had been buried during the construction of the stations of Monastiraki and Thission are brought back to light.
The largest gateway to the Greek islands that serves about 20 million people annually, the port of Piraeus is ready to undergo some huge improvements that will have an important impact in the surrounding region.