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Around Town - Spring Floral Crowns Workshop

Fri 10 Oct From Ancient Greece to the hippie revolution, flower crowns have been brightening up bonces throughout history. And this class, run by Work-Shop, wants...

Athens : Ancient Greece and 1960s Athens Shine in 'The Two Faces of January'

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

If you're ready for a fabulous vacation but can only afford a ticket to your local cineplex, check out The Two Faces of January this weekend. Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac star in the film as three Americans living in Greece in 1962. Show More Summary

Roadworks reveal ancient city in Western Greece

The construction works for the new motorway Ionia Odos, in Messolonghi, western Greece, led to an important archaeological discovery. The recently discovered archaeological site of Alikyrna near Missolonghi in western Greece [Credit:...Show More Summary

Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up and ride, it's the Round-Up:

Lion of Kea in Kéa, Greece

Lounging near a Grecian hilltop, the ancient stone Lion of Kea is remarkable not only for its relatively good condition, but also for its oddly sunny demeanor. Carved sometime prior to 600 BCE, the lion is carved from a natural stone slab, some say by the same architect who created the Acropolis. Show More Summary

Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said. The two female figures in long-sleeved tunics were found standing guard at the opening to the mysterious Alexander The Great-era tomb near Amphipolis in the Macedonia region of northern Greece. Show More Summary

Ancient Greek Tomb Yields Two Large Statues

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

Archaelogists excavating what is described as the largest ancient tomb discovered in Greece say they have found two caryatids, large female figures apparently meant to guard the tomb's treasures.

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

last monthNews : The Newsroom

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.

In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

last monthArts : Artdaily

To the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new -- many in the area have lived off antiquity smuggling for decades. But a massive tomb unearthed near the town dating back to the era of Alexander the Great has locals and visitors abuzz like never before. Show More Summary

Manhattan DA's Office Returns Ancient Coins Dating as Far Back as 515 B.C. to Greece

Video of the Manhattan DA's Office returning to Greece five Ancient Greek coins minted in ancient Thrace/Dikaia, Opuntian Locris, Euboea and two from Thebes. Posted on You Tube by TheManhattanDA, on 5 Aug 2014 It is interesting to note that according to Cyrus Vance, "three" coins were declared fakes, not the two of earlier reports. Show More Summary

Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

For the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre commissioned artists and designers to create pieces on seven themes of love from Ancient Greece. Agape, Storge, Pragma, Philia, Philautia, Eros & Ludos are all represented in varying love-like forms. Myerscough

Ancient Macedon Tomb Discovered in Modern Greece

The Greek Prime Minister has hailed the discovery of a large ancient tomb with possible connections to famed leader Alexander the Great as “clearly extremely significant”, as reported by the Daily Telegraph. The tomb, which dates from...Show More Summary

Entrance to “extremely important” Amphipolis tomb found

Excitement is mounting in Greece over the excavation of a vast tomb atop Kasta hill in the ancient Central Macedonian city of Amphipolis. The Kasta Tumulus was first excavated in 2012, revealing a circular tomb almost 10 feet high (eroded from an estimated original height of 80 feet), 525 feet in diameter and 1,640 feet [...]

Greeks Unearth Biggest Ancient Tomb

Archeologists in Greece are nearly ready to enter what they say is the biggest ancient tomb ever unearthed in the country. The tomb at the ancient site of Amphipolis in the Macedonia region, around 65 miles north of Thessaloniki, dates from around 300BC—the time of Alexander the Great, though...

Archaeologists uncover 'extremely important' ancient tomb in Greece

Archaeologists in northern Greece have unearthed an ancient burial site that likely dates back to 325-300 B.C., built after the death of Alexander the Great. The heavily guarded tomb should be opened with the next two weeks, The Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday.

'Significant finding' unearthed in Greece

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country's northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday. It marks a significant...Show More Summary

Collector or dealer?

I have been contacted about the status of Dr Arnold-Peter Weiss who is associated with coins that will be returning to Greece.The ANS describes him as follows:A collector of ancient coins, Dr. Weiss is one of the founding Partners of...Show More Summary

Coins returning to Greece from Rhode Island collector

Coins that had passed through the hands of a North American private collector have been returned to Greece ("U.S. returning ancient Greek coins after Manhattan DA prosecutes prominent collector", New York Daily News August 4, 2014). It is reported:The coins were part of a case against noted Rhode Island hand surgeon and coin aficionado Dr. Show More Summary

U.S. returning ancient Greek coins after Manhattan DA prosecutes prominent collector

Some ancient coins are being returned to Greece after the New York prosecution of a prominent collector from Rhode Island.

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