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Inscribed Byzantine Greek Stone Dedicated To Mary Discovered in Israel

An ancient, inscribed Byzantine Greek stone has been discovered in Israel’s Negev desert with a rare Greek dedication to Maria, the Mother of God. The Byzantine Greek stone was found in Israel’s Nitzana National Park, located close to the Egyptian border. The Nitzana area is an important archaeological resource detailing the transitionary period from the […]

98-year-old Holocaust survivor is first to receive vaccine in Greek city

Ninety-eight-year-old Zena Santicario-Satsuglou, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, is the first person to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Thessaloniki, Greece.The city’s vaccine campaign only began on Tuesday, and medical staff began to implement vaccinations at Santicario-Satsuglou’s Jewish nursing home in Thessaloniki, named after Shaul Modiano, Ynet reported.Santicario-Satsuglou chose to live in the Jewish nursing home in […]

Ancient Greek inscription discovered by chance near Nitzana in the Negev

Browse > Home / News / Ancient Greek inscription discovered by chance near Nitzana in the Negev January 7, 2021 by J-Wire News Service Read on for article Who was Maria, who died on 9 February some 1400 years ago and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park? A stone bearing […]

Greek Church Rebels and Rejects Government Lockdown Measures

The Greek Orthodox church has vowed not to obey Chinese coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by the Greek government, with the Holy Synod announcing it will keep its places of worship open. The Holy Synod, the Greek Orthodox church’s governing body, held a meeting Monday to discuss the government’s rules, which would implement tighter restrictions, including […]

Greek political dispute over lockdown measures escalates into personal barbs

Competing claims that senior Greek politicians have broken COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have escalated into personal insults and accusations. Last week, the country’s Prime Minister was accused by the leader of the main opposition Syriza party of violating his own regulations during a mountain bike ride. Kyriakos Mitsotakis denied the allegations and said he was entitled […]

Rare Greek-Illyrian Helmet Found in Croatia

Archaeologists exploring in an ancient burial cave in Croatia have discovered a warrior’s grave containing an exceptionally rare Greek-Illyrian type bronze war helmet. The open-faced, bronze, Greek- Illyrian helmet originated in Peloponnese, ancient Greece, and was developed during the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Now, archaeologists have unearthed one of these rare helmets in Zakotarac, […]

Oldest Greek Holocaust survivor Esther Cohen dies at 96

Esther Cohen, Greece’s oldest Holocaust survivor, has passed away at the age of 96, local news in Greece reported Thursday.  According to the European Jewish Congress (EJC,) Cohen lived in the city of Ioannina in northern Greece. A representative of the Jewish community of Ioannina said she died “of old age.”  Cohen was only 17-years-old […]

Greek General Strike Against Attacks On Right To Demonstrate

By Katerina Selin, WSWS. November 28, 2020 Above photo: Students demonstrate on 1 October, 2020, for measures to protect them from the coronavirus and for higher spending on education. Face-book/COVID-19 Solidarity/Menoume energoi. And devastating coronavirus policy. The mood in the international working class is strained to the breaking point. As millions of people were demonstrating […]

Sewage Construction Uncovers Head of Greek God Hermes in Athens

Construction workers have made a remarkable discovery in Athens. The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced that the ancient bust of the Greek god Hermes was unearthed in remarkably good condition during sewage work in the heart of the city on Friday 13 th November. It was probably part of a hermaic column, which were […]

Greek newspaper’s front-page likens Pfizer’s Jewish CEO to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

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Four killed, 1 missing after Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek tanker

A Turkish fishing boat has capsized after colliding with a Greek-flagged tanker off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, officials said. Four people on board the boat were killed while one other person is reported missing. The collision happened at 05:50 (03:50 CET) on Wednesday between the Polatbey fishing boat and the Greek-flagged Ephesus, around 15 nautical miles […]

Greek Island’s Archaeological Treasures Reveal Hidden Story of a Pirate King

A rocky uninhabited Greek islet in the Aegean Sea is providing archaeologists with a treasure trove of finds, including new insight on the story of an ancient pirate king. There was once a small settlement on the islet of Vryokastraki and it was inhabited continuously from the 12th century BC until the 7th century AD. […]

Greek Acropolis to Finally Improve Disabled Access

The ancient Greeks built vast public temple complexes, but it has taken up to the 21st century for the nation to begin meeting modern disabled accessibility standards. For the first time in its long history the ancient Greek buildings that represent Athens’s Acropolis will be made completely accessible to disabled locals and tourists. Comprising uneven […]

Water floods streets of Greek island of Samos after earthquake

Streets were flooded after an earthquake hit near the Greek island of Samos. Video showed heavy flooding on the streets in the island. Greek public media reported there was a mini “tsunami” that impacted the island. People rushed to the streets in panic and the Greek civil protection agency told Samos residents in a text […]

Cherokees Spoke Greek and Came from East Mediterranean

Cherokees Spoke Greek and Came from East Mediterranean Thursday, June 17, 2010 write comment Possum Creek Stone and Anomalous Cherokee DNA Point to Eastern Mediterranean Origins In memoriam Gloria Farley Donald N. Yates DNA Consultants Keynote address for Ancient American History and Archeology Conference, Sandy, Utah, April 2, 2010 SUMMARY  Three examples of North American […]

Greek National Opera entices people back to the theatre after seven-month break

It has been a seven-month break, but the Greek National Opera is finally welcoming back audiences in Athens. With a number of health restrictions measures in place, the company’s singers have found an original way of convincing the public going to the theatre is a safe activity. Ermonela Jaho is a soprano and feels emotional […]

First Greek Snake Altar To Underground Gods Found in Southern Turkey

Snakes are one of the most popular and feared symbols of ancient civilizations. Recently, a mysterious Greek snake altar has been discovered in Turkey, and it has caused considerable excitement in the archaeological community. The altar dates back over 2000 years and was found in the long-abandoned city of Patara. The Greek snake altar find […]

Tomb of Ancient Greek Poet and Astronomer Found in Turkey

Throughout time some people are remembered after they die for their achievements. But some individuals are celebrated both in life and death and they are especially important. What archaeologists recently found in Turkey is a large memorial tomb dedicated to one of those people, the ancient Greek poet and astronomer Aratus. Aratus was a didactic […]

Golden Dawn: Leader of Greek neo-Nazi party Nikos Michaloliakos sentenced to 13 years in prison

The leader of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party was on Wednesday sentenced to 13 years in jail. The court also handed Giorgos Roupakias, a self-confessed Golden Dawn member, a life sentence for the 2013 murder of the anti-fascist campaigner and hip-hop artist, Pavlos Fyssas. Nikos Michaloliakos and six of the party’s former lawmakers including MEP […]

Statue of Atlas Will Stand Again Before Greek Temple in Sicily

Atlas, the pre-Olympian Greek god, is famous for carrying the world on his shoulders. At a famous temple site in southern Italy, an ancient statue of Atlas will be restored to its original position. The statue of Atlas was discovered lying on the ground, as pictured above. The statue was found at one of the […]

Greek prosecutor seeks 13-year jail terms for leaders of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

ATHENS — A Greek prosecutor on Tuesday called for 13-year prison sentences for the leading members of infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, nearly a week after their conviction in a landmark trial. Prosecutor Adamantia Economou said the sentences should be imposed on long-term leader Nikos Michaloliakos and six other former Golden Dawn lawmakers, including Ioannis […]

The Megalithic Mystery of the Greek Dragon Houses

Mt. Olympus, the Peloponnesian War, Pericles, Athens, and, of course, the Parthenon. When one considers ancient Greece, these are only a few of the topics that usually spring to mind. The heroic age of gods and men, the historical wars between Greek city-states, powerful strategoi and their prominent cities and, of course, architectural feats beyond […]

Judgment Day For Greek Fascism

By Eleftheria Koumandou and Stelios Foteinopoulos, Tribune Magazine. October 7, 2020 NOTE: This article was written before the court decision. Huff Post reports the decision was made: “A Greek court ruled on Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty verdicts following a politically charged five-year trial against […]

Greek doctors stage 2km fun run to debunk COVID-19 mask myth

Doctors marched with their families and a few friends in Greece’s second-largest city Saturday not to protest, but to debunk misinformation about face masks circulating during the coronavirus pandemic. A few dozen people fast-walked and ran 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) through central Thessaloniki while wearing face masks and then measured their oxygen and carbon dioxide […]

Greek Locals, Migrants Clash at Hotel Rented by UN for ‘Refugee Children’

Tensions reportedly boiled over in a Greek town where nearly 40 ‘unaccompanied minors’ were quietly moved into a hotel by the United Nations – to the dismay of local residents. In an operation reportedly overseen by Greek NGO METAdrati and the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM), 39 ‘refugee children’ were brought to the mainland […]

Meteora: Majestic Greek Monasteries Suspended in the Air

Meteora means ‘suspended in the air’ in Greek. This site is one of the largest and most important Greek Orthodox monastic complexes. It is located in the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece. The size and importance of Meteora within Greece is second only to the famed Mount Athos . Nature […]

Ancient Greek Goat Bone Objects Found in Turkey Tell A Deeper Story

Archaeologists working in a site have uncovered carved objects that are made out of goat bones . These carved goat bone objects were turned into ornaments in an ancient Greek colony over 2500 years ago.  The recently discovered goat bone objects may help us to understand the ancient people who lived in this area, and […]

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants protesting after blaze at Europe’s largest refugee center

    Clashes erupted and police fired tear gas as a large crowd of migrants protested on the Greek island of Lesbos after Moria (or better said Mordor) rapefugee center, the largest in Europe, burnt down earlier this week. The blaze at the severely overcrowded camp, which was initially designed to accommodate about 2,200, left […]

Greek God Mask Found In An Ancient Turkish Kitchen Is 2,400 Years Old!

Archaeologists digging in an ancient ‘kitchen’ in western Turkey have unearthed a terracotta mask of the face of a Greek god, dating back nearly 2,400 years. Archaeologists digging at the ancient acropolis of Daskyleion City, located on the shore of Lake Manyas in the western Balıkesir province of Turkey, have told the Anadolu Agency ( […]

Greek coast guard rescues 96 migrants from sinking yacht in the Aegean Sea

Greece’s coast guard is continuing a search and rescue operation after a yacht smuggling migrants partially sank in the eastern Aegean Sea. 96 people were rescued from the vessel, which was found west of the small island of Halki, near Rhodes. The total number of those people on board was not immediately known. Among the […]

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