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Press release: Agreement for the “Restoration and promotion of the ancient theatre of Hersonissos” via the “Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) funding tool.
Source; euronews.com By Apostolos Staikos In partnership withThe European Commission While work is underway to restore and link up the ancient amphitheatres of Greece’s Epirus region in a new tourist trail called: ‘The Cultural Route of the Ancient Theatres of Epirus‘, we meet with the man locals say is the “soul of the project.” George Syris is
Source; pro.europeana.eu Europeana Members Councillors have diverse jobs and wide experience across the heritage sector, but are united by their passion for digital cultural heritage. In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to Europeana Network Association Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Georgia
Source; www.tornosnews.gr/en For the first time, the performance of an ancient Greek play will be streamed live from Epidaurus, on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 21.00, int.ert.gr reports. In the framework of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National Theatre of Greece will present Aeschylus’s play “The Persians” in Greek with English subtitles. This event is realized
Source; www.weforum.org A famous ex-chariot racing stadium in Italy, Circus Maximus, is reopening as an opera house. Its generous dimensions make it an ideal site to allow for social distancing. The arena is 2,800 years old and needed weeks of preparation to be ready. Rome’s Circus Maximus, once home to ancient chariot races, is preparing for
Source; www.heritagedaily.com Pella is an archaeological site and the historical capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon. Pella was founded next to the modern-day town of Pella, near the Macedonian Gulf in northern Greece. Most scholars believe that Pella was built as the capital for Archelaus I, who was King of Macedon from 413 to 399
Source; ancient-origins.net For many centuries Sicily was part of the wider Greek world and this can be seen in the many spectacular monuments and ruins on the island. One of these is the Greek theatre at Syracuse. Syracuse was founded by Dorian Greeks in the 8 th century BC and became one of the leading powers in Magna
An online platform called Greece from Home was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Tourism, the Greek Tourism Organization and Marketing Greece (Diazoma’s Corporate Member) with the support of Google, aimed at reinforcing the country’s positive image during the Covid-19 pandemic. The platform Greece From Home looks to promote the country’s image to people all over the world and invites them
The Diazoma Association, chaired by Stavros Benos, declared 2020 ”The year of the Cultural Route of Epirus”, recalling its contribution to this Ancient Theatres of Epirus project , articulated around the five ancient theaters of Epirus as well as the potential of the project. During 2020, the business cluster – a network of local businesses aiming to support
Wealth as a constituent element of human “happiness” is composed of money, land, buildings, livestock, and slaves. Athenian slaves took part in the battle of Marathon, and their dead were honored with burial in a special tomb (Paus. 1.32.3). Slaves in the Athenian state were divided into domestic slaves, who worked in the home, the
The work session of the DIAZOMA Association 12th General Assembly, which took place on the islands of Naxos and Delos from Wednesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 22, 2019, has been completed with great success. As every other year, the choice of location was a considered decision. The choice of Naxos resulted from the strong
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis traveled to Epirus on Tuesday, 17 September, as part of his visits to various regions of the country to solve the problems of each region and to promote good practices in different areas. The Prime Minister visited the archaeological site of Dodoni, advocating the program of Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) entitled
Source;www.economia.gr By Professor Vassilis Labrinoudakis In the last five years, an ambitious plan is being implemented, aiming to transform the site into an archaeological and environmental park, which will illustrate the identity of the whole Epidaurus area and connect its monuments with modern life Fortune brought me as a young researcher, back in 1974, in
Source: smithsonianmag.com By Brigit Katz The tiny island of Delos offers an exceptionally rich window into the world of the ancient Greeks. Visitors can roam among the sanctuaries, theaters and opulent homes that harken back to the island’s long history as a religious, political and commerical center, which thrived from around the 8th century B.C. to the days
Source; www.economia.gr The challenge for our country is to shift the current policy of cultural management from a static to dynamic approach and to the production of new forms Interview by Lalela Chryssanthopoulou – Greek Business File: June, July, August issue How can archaeological sites become functional and friendly to the general public, assuming an educational, social and cultural role? It is
Source; tornosnews.gr Originally built as a place of worship for the followers of Dionysus, this 4th century BC theatre was discovered as late as 1971 and is located at the Ancient Epidaurus port. Visitors have to pass by a beautiful, fragrant orange grove in order to enter the venue. The Little Theatre currently features performances by