A news roundup today as I am incredibly pressed for time. this whole home renovation business is a full time job, as it turns out, but things are coming along nicely.

Ancient theatre of Larissa opens to public
One of the largest ancient theatres, the ancient theatre of Larissa dated back to the 3rd century BC, opens its doors to the public. According to Larissa Antiquities Ephorate decision, the ancient theatre has opened for visitors every day from 10.00-13.00 as of April 1 with free entrance. Visitors have access to the area of the orchestra and the stage, but the seats and the other areas of the theatre will not be accessible, since restoration works are still in progress. The ancient theatre of Larissa is one of the best preserved and larger theatres of the ancient world that could host about 12.000 spectators.

‘Gods and Mortals at Olympus’ exhibition at Onassis Cultural Centre in NY
New Yorkers currently have the chance to visit the Onassis Cultural Center NY where a major loan exhibition of objects from the archaeological site of Dion is hosted. The exhibition presents archaeological artifacts never before shown in USA, including stunning mosaics recently excavated from the foothills of Mount Olympus and unveiled for the very first time. The exhibition is curated by Dimitris Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum and director of excavations at Dion on Mount Olympus. This unique exhibition runs from March 24 through June 18.

Visitors to the Onassis Cultural Center NY will have the opportunity, among other things, to:
- explore the sights and sounds of the landscape on Mount Olympos
- learn about the lives of the people who have dwelled on its slopes
- experience the responses of artists Maria Zervos and Kostas Ioannidis to this place steeped in history and myth - discuss the exhibition and the questions it raises for today with philosopher Simon Critchley.

Fishermen find ancient amphorae in waters near Limnos
The fishing boat 'Panagia M' recently found 21 ancient amphorae while fishing in waters northwest of Mourtzouflos cape on the Greek island of Limnos. The finds were of various sizes, ranging in height from 15 to 80 cm. The fishing boat’s captain handed the amphorae over to the Myrina harbour authority, where the fishing boat is registered. Along with one more amphora found by the captain of another fishing boat, 'P.G. Psarros', in the seas west of Limnos, the finds were handed over to the island’s cultural ministry services.