Country: Greece

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

Aimilios Charbis (2017). Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage. eKathimerini. 28 July.

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend. Greek Reporter. 26 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Joan Altabe (2017). Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned. Blasting News. 9 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite

(Greece)

Lina Giannarou (2017). Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite. eKathimerini. 29 April.

How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14

(Germany; Greece)

Sarah Cascone (2017). How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14. ArtNet News. 4 April.

Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Geoffrey Robertson (2017). Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 4 April.

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2017). Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Greek Reporter. 1 April.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2017). Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 14 March.

Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2017). Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles. The Independent. 14 March.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 February.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 15 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 30 November.

Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles. The National. 15 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

(Greece)

Iota Sykka (2016). Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities. eKathimerini. 29 October.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Mary Harris (2016). New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign. Greek Reporter. 26 September.

Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece. The National. 8 September.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities

(Greece)

Xinhua (2016). Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities. Xinhua. 29 August.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane (2016). 75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments. Daily News Egypt. 25 August.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Spear's (2016). Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations. Spear's. 3 August.

First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2016). First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights. The Independent. 19 July.

MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Ian Johnston (2016). MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them. The Independent. 11 July.

The $3 Billion Family Art Feud

(Greece)

Kelly Crow (2016). The $3 Billion Family Art Feud. Wall Street Journal. 1 July.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins (2016). AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece. Archaeological Institute of America. 30 June.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection

(Greece)

Mary Harris (2016). Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection. Greek Reporter. 9 June.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.

Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center. Greek Reporter. 31 May.

Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

(Cuba; Greece)

Yiannis Souliotis (2016). Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited. eKathimerini. 18 May.

Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2016). Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK. The Guardian. 8 May.

#ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Leah MacLennan (2016). #ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 6 May.

Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced

(Greece)

George Georgakopoulos (2016). Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced. eKathimerini. 25 April.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

(Greece)

A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

(United Kingdom; Russia; Greece)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue. The Art Newspaper. 9 March.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Evgenia Choros (2016). Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). 24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas (2015). Does Greece want its marbles back?. Neos Kosmos. 14 December.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2015). UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 December.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 9 December.

Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

(Cuba; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2015). Infamous art thief arrested in Athens. Neos Kosmos. 27 November.

Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist

(Greece; Cuba)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora

(Greece; France)

Philip Crysopoulos (2015). French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities. eKathimerini. 13 October.

150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros

(Greece)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). 150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros. Greek Reporter. 24 September.

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

(Greece; Switzerland)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland. Greek Reporter. 3 September.

Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth

(Greece)

Nick Romeo (2015). Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth. National Geographic. 17 August.

How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?

(Greece)

Patrick Sisson (2015). How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?. Curbed. 31 July.

Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles

(Greece)

Rossella Lorenzi (2015). Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles. Discovery News. 28 July.

Elgin debt relief

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jonathan Foreman (2015). Elgin debt relief. Politico. 10 July.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο

(Greece)

Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities

In.gr (2015). «Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο. In.gr. 20 June.

Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs

(Greece)

Associated Press (2015). Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 June.

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece. Greek Reporter. 9 June.

Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette. Greek Reporter. 29 May.

Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting. Greek Reporter. 20 May.

Greece snubs Amal Clooney over Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2015). Greece snubs Amal Clooney over Elgin Marbles. The Telegraph. 14 May.

Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2015). Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row. The Guardian. 13 May.

Elgin Marbles: Greece should take UK to court over sculptures, claim human rights lawyers

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2015). Elgin Marbles: Greece should take UK to court over sculptures, claim human rights lawyers. The Independent. 12 May.

Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister

(Russia; Greece)

The Moscow Times (2015). Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister. The Moscow Times. 9 April.

Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 29 March.

The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Richard Lambert (2015). The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal. The British Museum. 26 March.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 8 January.

Elgin marbles are not political pawns

(United Kingdom; Greece; Russia)

Tifanny Jenkins (2014). Elgin marbles are not political pawns. The Scotsman. 6 December.

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2014). Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum. The Guardian. 5 December.

Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2014). Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia. The Guardian. 5 December.

Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World

(Greece)

Ioanna Zikakou (2014). Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World. Greek Reporter. 2 December.

George Clooney's wife Amal Alamuddin aids Greece's bid for return of Elgin Marbles

(Greece)

Edward Malnick (2014). George Clooney's wife Amal Alamuddin aids Greece's bid for return of Elgin Marbles. The Telegraph. 8 October.

A chronicle of efforts to trace antiquities looted in WWII

(Greece)

Marianna Kakaounaki (2014). A chronicle of efforts to trace antiquities looted in WWII. eKathimerini. 4 September.

Germany Returns Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Ioanna Zikakou (2014). Germany Returns Greek Antiquities. Greek Reporter. 8 July.

German Museum Returns Two Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Ioanna Zikakou (2014). German Museum Returns Two Greek Antiquities. Greek Reporter. 6 June.

Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities

(Greece)

Kathimerini (2014). Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities. Info Balkans. 5 June.

'Socrates' seeks Royals' help to return Elgin Marbles

(Greece)

Scoopit (2014). 'Socrates' seeks Royals' help to return Elgin Marbles. Scoopit. 10 April.

Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery

(Greece)

David Ng (2014). Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery. Los Angeles Times. 7 April.

Thebes: Ancient Priceless Coins Found in Burglar's House

(Greece)

Ioanna Zikakou (2014). Thebes: Ancient Priceless Coins Found in Burglar's House. Greek Reporter. 3 April.

Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

(United States of America; Greece)

Mike Boehm (2014). Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art. Los Angeles Times. 14 March.

German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Abed Alloush (2013). German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities. Greek Reporter. 6 November.

Picasso and Mondrian works stolen from Athens art gallery

(Greece)

Associated Press (2012). Picasso and Mondrian works stolen from Athens art gallery. The Guardian. 9 January.

Greece demands return of stolen heritage

(Greece; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Helena Smith (2006). Greece demands return of stolen heritage. The Guardian. 11 July.

Oxford Union accused of bias over marble debate

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Polly Curtis (2004). Oxford Union accused of bias over marble debate. The Guardian. 11 May.

New shots in Marbles battle

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2004). New shots in Marbles battle. The Guardian. 15 January.

Virtual intervention in battle over Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons (2003). Virtual intervention in battle over Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 7 October.

Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom; Italy)

Fiachra Gibbons (2002). Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum. The Guardian. 13 December.

Museum sinks hope of marbles deal

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons (2002). Museum sinks hope of marbles deal. The Guardian. 13 November.

Greeks offer deal to get marbles back

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2002). Greeks offer deal to get marbles back. The Guardian. 11 November.

Elgin Marbles 'should be shared' with Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2002). Elgin Marbles 'should be shared' with Greece. The Guardian. 13 January.

Greece presses for loan deal on Elgin marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2001). Greece presses for loan deal on Elgin marbles. The Guardian. 20 August.

Greek weapon in fight for marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2001). Greek weapon in fight for marbles. The Guardian. 22 June.