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“History Lost” at the European Parliament

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The multimedia exhibition on the illicit antiquities trade and the impact of antiquities’ theft on culture, entitled “History Lost,” was held from February 9 – 13 at the European Parliament’s Yehudi Menuhin Hall in Brussels. “History Lost” was organized by the Foundation for Hellenic Culture with the support of the Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, Katerina Batzeli.  The exhibition has already been presented in Nicosia, Athens, Trieste, Lisbon and Dublin.

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Greece: More Antiquities Come Home

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     Two antiquities from Shelby White’s collection – a philanthropist and antiquities collector who has established the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University – will return to Greece. The agreement was concluded on July 10, 2008, between the Ministry of Culture and Shelby White. The first object is the upper part of a grave stele depicting a warrior and a youth dated to the early part of the 4th century B.C. The second object is a bronze calyx crater dated approximately 340 B.C. The repatriation of both antiquities will take place within July 2008. They will first be exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens in Athens.  Marketwatch.com: The Greek Ministry of Culture and Shelby White Conclude Agreement on Return of Two Antiquities to Greece