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Corfu’s Old Town slated for restoration, revamp

Corfu’s Old Town slated for restoration, revamp The early 15th century Venetian fortress of Corfu is part of a Culture Ministry plan to improve accessibility, maintenance and the overall environment of the Ionian island’s historic quarter. “Corfu’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has one of the most intact defensive systems in the Eastern […]

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Former Tenedos residents reminisce half a century after leaving

Former Tenedos residents reminisce half a century after leaving Vasiliki Karveli (from l), Paraskevi Marangou and Georgia Liberiou are members of the Greek community of Bischwiller in northeastern France to which dozens of Greeks who were born and lived on Tenedos migrated until there was no more life for them on the island. Along with […]

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The last 20th century icon of Greek beauty

The last 20th century icon of Greek beauty Greece is mourning the loss of its last truly international actress of stage and screen. Irene Papas died at the age of 96 on Wednesday at her home in the downtown Athens district of Plaka after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Her indomitable spirit, her piercing gaze […]

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Exhibition on 1922 refugee sanctuaries

Exhibition on 1922 refugee sanctuaries A refugee shelter is seen inside the 5th century Church of the Virgin Mary Acheiropoietos, in Thessaloniki, in 1919. Marking the centennial of the 1922 Asia Minor Catastrophe, the northern port city’s iconic Rotonda is hosting an exhibition of photographs and other archival material from dozens of public and private […]

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The Golden Age of Greek Science

The Golden Age of Greek Science Lion hunt mosaic from Pella, late 4th century BC. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain By Evaggelos Vallianatos What is a golden age? A golden age captures the best and greatest virtues of human achievements. These accomplishments, however, must have the potential of uplifting humanity to a higher plane of living […]

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Majestic, Traditional Greek 18th Century Mansion Restored in Thessaly

Majestic, Traditional Greek 18th Century Mansion Restored in Thessaly Majestic, Traditional Greek 18th Century Mansion Restored in Thessaly. Credit: Facebook / Diachronic Museum of Larissa Exquisite artisanal decorations adorning the traditional Greek eighteenth century Schwartz Mansion in Ampelakia in Central Greece, one of the greatest mansions in the country, are restored to their former glory. […]

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Stolen 10th Century Gospel Returns to Greek Monastery from the US

Stolen 10th Century Gospel Returns to Greek Monastery from the US The Monastery of the Virgin Eikossifinissa. Credit: AMNA A rare handwritten gospel stolen from a Greek monastery is on its way to being returned by its latest owner, the Museum of the Bible in Washington. The artifact is believed to be one of the […]

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Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Magna Graecia, Italy

Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Magna Graecia, Italy Amphorae found in the ancient Greek ship’s wreckage reveal scenes from the life and commerce of Magna Graecia. Credit: Public Domain A ship of Greek ceramics from the 7th century BC, discovered in Italy in 2019, sheds new light on Magna Graecia, the area […]

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‘Heist of the century’ suspect ‘meant to return paintings’

‘Heist of the century’ suspect ‘meant to return paintings’ The man behind the theft in 2012 of three paintings, including a Picasso, from the National Gallery in Athens claimed to reporters he intended to sneak back into the gallery nine years after the so-called “heist of the century” and return the works, but never got […]

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Greek air power in the 21st century

Greek air power in the 21st century Recent reports have detailed Turkey’s efforts to acquire new and upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States. After the 2016 attempted coup against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s air force has been clouded in deep uncertainty. Spare parts shortages have impacted aircraft availability, while numerous government purges have […]

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Atlantic Bank of NY: Serving Greek Americans for Almost a Century

Atlantic Bank of NY: Serving Greek Americans for Almost a Century Atlantic Banks’s flagship branch at 405 Park Ave. in New York. Public Domain The Atlantic Bank of New York with almost a hundred years of service to the Greek-American community, continues to grow and help its customers realize their goals. With its flagship branch […]

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A hotter future for Greece

A hotter future for Greece Temperatures in Greece could rise by up to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientists warn. Specifically, according to various climate projection models, depending on the measures that will be taken to mitigate the effects of climate change, show that mean temperatures for the period 2071-2100 in […]

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Ancient church on remote island gets Europa Nostra award

Ancient church on remote island gets Europa Nostra award The 3rd century monument of Episkopi on Sikinos, one of the smallest Cycladic islands, will open to the public after 50 years in September thanks to restoration work that was recognized internationally on Thursday with the Europa Nostra European Cultural Heritage Award. The building was initially a Roman […]

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The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel

The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel Credit: Kapsaliana Village The 16th-century village of Kapsaliana in Rethymno, Crete has been transformed from a desolate, almost forgotten place into a pioneering, world-class hotel. At the time of the Venetian occupation, Kapsaliana was part of the Arkadi Monastery estate, the island’s most […]

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The Goddess Hera’s Place in Ancient Greek Mythology

The Goddess Hera’s Place in Ancient Greek Mythology The “Hera Campana,” a second century AD Roman copy of an ancient Greek original. Hera was one of the most important goddesses in ancient Greek mythology. Credit: Public Domain The goddess Hera, who loomed large in Ancient Greek mythology, was not only the wife and sister of […]

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History’s outsiders

History’s outsiders Almost half a century has gone by since democracy was restored in Greece after the 1967-74 dictatorship and there are some conversations that should have been settled by now. Everyone should agree the law must apply on university campuses the same as it does everywhere else. That there can be no such thing […]

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Jews Were “An Integral Part” of Greece From as Early as 4th Century

Jews Were “An Integral Part” of Greece From as Early as 4th Century A Jewish inscription was exhibited at “Stone Paths — Stories Set in Stone: Jewish Inscriptions in Greece.” Credit: AMNA A Greek inscription referring to Jews dated to between 300 and 250 BCE was unveiled at a new exhibit in Athens proving that […]

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Unraveling the Gordian Knot

Unraveling the Gordian Knot Greece has for almost half a century failed to crack down on rampant lawlessness and violence on university campuses. It is, rather embarrassingly, the only country among its European peers facing such a challenge.  The issue should have already been addressed with contribution from all political parties and all rectors. No […]

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The University of Athens in the 21st century: International collaborations and extroversion

The University of Athens in the 21st century: International collaborations and extroversion 185 years since the founding of the first University in the SE Mediterranean, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is identified with the course over time of the Greek state itself, while at the same time it was the model for social […]

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The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago A 5th century BC kylix in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens depicting a battle during the Grec-Persian Wars. Credit: Public Domain It was in September of the year 490 BC when, just 42 kilometers (26 miles) outside of Athens, a vastly-outnumbered army of brave soldiers […]

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Hagia Sophia’s 6th Century Imperial Gate Vandalized

Hagia Sophia’s 6th Century Imperial Gate Vandalized The Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has been damaged. Credit: Twitter/Turkish Union of Art History, STD The historic Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has been badly damaged a Turkish group announced on Tuesday. The Turkish Association of Art Historians (STD) posted a picture showing in detail how the […]

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The crisis and the danger

The crisis and the danger Greek history in the 20th century was intertwined with international crises that have been internalized and turned into domestic divisions.  It happened to us in the First World War. It happened to us again at the beginning of the Cold War, which unfolded here as a hot civil war.  At […]

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Greece FM marks 81th century of Nazi invasion

Greece FM marks 81th century of Nazi invasion Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday marked the 81th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Greece, saying that Greece has always stood “on the right side of history.” “Despite the heavy toll in casualties and damages, the spirit of the Greek people was never broken,” he said […]

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FM Dendias with Cypriot, Israeli counterparts: Revisionism will not be tolerated in the 21st century

FM Dendias with Cypriot, Israeli counterparts: Revisionism will not be tolerated in the 21st century The strategic partner relationship among Greece, Cyprus and Israel is based on solid foundations, said Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias after a meeting with his counterparts of Israel Yair Lapid and of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides held in Athens on […]

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The turbulent 21st century

The turbulent 21st century It’s been one crisis after another for the last 20 years. Greece has been at the center of some, and battered by the tidal-wave aftershocks of others. The 21st century began with the attack on the Twin Towers. The West awoke to the asymmetric threat of radical Islam, a threat it […]

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19th Century Shipwreck in Greece Identified as the Italian Ship “Taormina”

19th Century Shipwreck in Greece Identified as the Italian Ship “Taormina” Taormina, which had set off from Istanbul bound for Piraeus with a consignment of cargo and passengers on board, came to sink as its sailed west of the islet of Patroklos in the early hours of September 11, 1891. Credit: AMNA A shipwreck that […]

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A European doctrine for the 21st century

A European doctrine for the 21st century The war in Ukraine has brought ghosts of the 20th century hovering over Europe: the leveling of cities by Russia, millions of Ukrainian refugees, the mass exodus of Russian dissidents to neighboring countries, the armaments race, and the risk of nuclear conflagration. These ghosts are driven by an […]

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PM: Greece always on right side of history

PM: Greece always on right side of history Citing the emblematic phrase by the 20th century statesman Konstantinos Karamanlis that Greece “belongs to the West,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Tuesday defended Greece’s decision to stand by Ukraine along with its Western allies in the name of “democracy and freedom.” “The attitude of our country in […]

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The Greeks of Utah: History Spanning More than a Century

The Greeks of Utah: History Spanning More than a Century The Greeks of Utah. Courtesy of The Hellenic Cultural Association Museum/Library The Greek Community of Utah is both typical of Greek communities in the US and elsewhere, but also, due to the uniqueness of Utah, is quite distinctive itself. It is rather difficult to write […]

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Study Says Humans May Live to Be 130 by the End of the Century

Study Says Humans May Live to Be 130 by the End of the Century A new study predicts that humans will live to 130 by the end of the century. Credit: Therese Ottawa, CC BY-SA 4.0 A new study suggests that it may be possible for human beings to live to the age of 130 […]

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