Greece outraged by British Museum's sculpture loan to Russia

Dec 6, 2014

Greece outraged by British Museum's sculpture loan to Russia

One of the British Museum’s much-disputed Parthenon Marbles was unveiled Friday after being sent in secret to Russia — a surprise move that outraged Greece, which has long demanded the return of the artifacts. The loan of the piece, an elegant depiction of the ...

UKIP victory sets stage for EU upheaval

Nov 23, 2014

UKIP victory sets stage for EU upheaval

Some 16,867 voters in southeast England ushered in a season of European political tumult that in an extreme scenario could lead to Britain exiting the European Union, Greece quitting the euro or Catalonia seceding from Spain. Victory by the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party in ...

Nov 23, 2014

Paintings discovered at Greece's biggest ancient tomb

Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece’s biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the Greek culture ministry said Saturday. “After cleaning the columns, images of people, objects and utensils were uncovered,” Culture Minister Kostas Tassoulas ...

Skeleton found in tomb from era of Alexander the Great

Nov 13, 2014

Skeleton found in tomb from era of Alexander the Great

Archaeologists are holding their breath that a skeleton found in a mysterious, richly decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great will solve the riddle of who ancient Greece’s biggest burial mound was built for. Having dug their way past huge decapitated sphinxes, ...

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

Oct 22, 2014

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

The head of a nearly intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, Greece, the culture ministry announced on Tuesday. Discovered in the fourth chamber of a burial mound at the site in the northern region of Macedonia, ...

Oct 17, 2014

18 Greek far-right lawmakers face trial

A prosecutor heading a yearlong investigation into Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party recommended Thursday that its leader, 17 other lawmakers and dozens of party officials and supporters stand trial on a range of charges, including running a criminal organization and murder. In a ...

Large mosaic in ancient tomb uncovered in Greece

Oct 13, 2014

Large mosaic in ancient tomb uncovered in Greece

Archaeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground. The mosaic, 3 meters (10 feet) long and 4.5 meters ...

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Oct 12, 2014

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artefacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed. Lying 50 meters down a steep underwater slope off Antikythera Island ...

Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

Oct 3, 2014

Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country’s ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said plans for Saturday’s attack ...