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The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are making a color correction.
Article By Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker

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“Instant Composing” – a music event at the Athens Centre

The composer and multi-instrumentalist Tilemachos Moussas meets visual artist Lefteris Zimianitis for an unexpected improvised audiovisual performance.
At the Athens Centre on Wednesday, October 31st, at 7pm

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Shipwreck found in Black Sea is ‘world’s oldest intact’

A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast. An article from BBC.com

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Stories from Greek Libraries, Refugees and Other Communities

Stories from Greek Libraries, Refugees and Other Communities: A Work in Progress, by ROBERT DAWSON
Wednesday, October 24, 7.00 pm

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Santorini Excavation Brings to Light Impressive New Findings

The Minoan Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini has produced new marble and clay finds including a 3,600-year-old marble figurine of a woman, the Greek culture ministry announced last week.

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Meet Market

Their statement: The Meet Market exists because of a surplus of impressive ideas, initiatives and efforts that are all around us. Essentially, what we strive to do is celebrate this abundance of entrepreneurship, and reinforce the idea that we can sustain ourselves through alternative, independent pursuits.
On October 20 & October 21

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“Greece’s First Vegan Souvlaki Spot”

An article by Culinary Backstreet Athens!

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Unlooted Ancient Tomb Found in Mycenae

Archaeologists have discovered an unlooted chamber tomb, one of the largest in the Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia, Nemea, with many ancient artefacts.

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Ancient Delos’ Theater Reopens For Second Time in 2,100 Years For An Opera Performance

The new one-act opera “Hera” with music by Theo Abazis and a libretto by Elsa Andrianou is to be performed in the archaeological site on the island of Delos on October 6-7, bringing its ancient theater to life for only the second time in 2,100 years.

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10th Aegina Pistachio Festival

The Aegina Fistiki Fest will take place for the 10th consecutive year on 13-16 September 2018.

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