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Benaki Museum launches online benefit auction of donated art works

Benaki Museum is launching an online benefit auction of works of art on November 30 until December 14, it said on Thursday. The auction will be held for the museum’s financial support, as most of Greece’s museums and cultural organizations are facing a funding shortfall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The works of […]

Maria Moscholiou, longest-serving High Priestess, dies

Maria Moscholiou, who became famous for playing the role of High Priestess during several Olympic flame lighting ceremonies, has died, reports said Wednesday. Moscholiou, who studied drama at the Greek National Theater, performed the role for four consecutive summer Games: Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980 “Creating the Olympic Light is an […]

PM Mitsotakis chairs meeting of mayors, ‘Greece 2021’ committee on projects honoring the Greek Revolution while ‘looking forward’

The 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution provides local governments the opportunity to propose projects that answer local needs and serve them for the long term, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, during a meeting with the “Greece 2021” organizing committee and 114 mayors. At the teleconference meeting, the premier said all proposals to […]

Archaeologists strike gold on Crete

“I feel this year’s findings have been a vindication for [Yannis A.] Sakellarakis. He always claimed – and I did not believe it at the time – that the excavations at Zominthos were very important. He would say, ‘I feel just like [Arthur] Evans when he excavated Knossos,’” the director of the dig, Dr Efi […]