Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Overseas Greek archaeological institute to open in Rome

Greece's first overseas archaeological institute, set to operate in Rome, will open its doors in late January 2006, the government reiterated on Thursday.
Similar state-supported institutes are planned for Cyprus, the Ukraine, Albania, Alexandria and Romania, Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis said on Thursday, during a briefing of reporters.

Meanwhile, in response to a relevant question, Tatoulis referred to a second letter received by the government from the US-based Getty Museum, following Athens' demand for the return of four ancient artifacts held by the museum, items believed to have been illegally excavated and shipped out of the country.

He said Athens' next steps in its case for the artifacts will be determined next month.

This article is taken for Athens News Agency: address above.

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