• During the yearly meeting of the Classical Association of Canada this year, a team of researchers are claiming that the top “floor” – or attic – of the temple could have been where the Athenian elite stashed their cash reserves. The span of the attic is being compared to the size of 3 tennis courts […]

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  • In 2014 Greece experienced it’s strongest year in tourism, bringing in over 24 million visitors, spending 13.5 billion euros (approx 14.8 US billion as of today). Amidst the country’s declining economy and devastating crisis, Greece is determined to remain strong in their best (and nearly only) source of profit. But even as Greece remains optimistic, […]

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  •   The lights at the Acropolis overlooking Athens went out briefly Thursday night. Sitting atop the UNESCO World Heritage site are the Parthenon and the Erechtheon, widely considered among the most important and revered cultural monuments in the Western world. A tweet about the power outage was posted just after 10 p.m. local time in […]

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  • Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis invited Israelis to visit tourist destinations in Greece in a meeting he had on Monday with a delegation of journalists from Israeli newspapers and TV channels. During the meeting, Nikitiadis briefed them on the new tourism policy and the comparative advantages offered by Greece and the potential for […]

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  • Athens, Greece (CNN) — Protesters clashed with police in central Athens Wednesday as thousands of transport workers went on strike against severe austerity measures the government says are needed to tackle the country’s crippling budget deficit. CNN’s Jim Boulden said bottles and flares were thrown and small fires started in the vicinity of Athens’ Constitutional […]

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  • Acropolis Parthenon

    February 15, 2010

    Greece builds place for art

    BY SUZANNE MUCHNIC – LOS ANGELES TIMES ATHENS — The new Acropolis Museum is proof, at last, that Greece has a safe place to display some hotly contested artworks – the marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the 19th century and long housed at the British Museum in London. For Athenians who live and […]

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