New Guidelines May Force the British Museum to Return the Parthenon Marbles

New hopes emerged last week that the Parthenon Marbles could eventually be returned to their rightful home after the British authorities ordered the country's...

Cape Verde Institute Awarded “Melina Mercouri” Prize in Paris

The ''Instituto do Patrimonio Cultural,'' a cultural heritage organization on the island of Cape Verde, was presented with the Melina Mercouri Prize on Tuesday...

Brussels Event Highlights Role of Art in Political and Social Change

A host of distinguished politicians, artists and academics participated in a forum on the role of art in European politics and society which took...

Study Suggests British Museum Has Caused More Damage to Parthenon Sculptures than Athens’ Air...

A recent scientific study published in the Academic journal Antiquity claims that the first decades of the Parthenon sculptures' presence in London caused irreparable damage, much...

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both...

Ancient Fresco Portraying Greek Myth Unveiled in Pompeii, Italy

Italian authorities recently unveiled to the public an ancient fresco depicting a famous Greek myth in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed...

Turkey to Turn Historic Orthodox Church Into a Mosque; Is Hagia Sophia Next?

Turkey's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has recently approved changing the historic Chora Greek Orthodox Church located in Istanbul, currently a...

Founded by a Greek, Italy’s Most Famous Cafe Facing Closure

The future of Caffè Greco, Rome’s oldest coffee bar that was founded by a Greek in 1760, hangs in the balance as a date...

New Book Blasts British Museum Over Stolen Parthenon Marbles

Prominent British barrister, academic and author Geoffrey Robertson recently launched a scathing attack at the British Museum for exhibiting what he charges is “pilfered...

When Brigitte Bardot Performed Songs by Greek Composer Giannis Spanos (video)

Brigitte Bardot, one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, was not just a famous actress -- she also explored...