Posts Tagged ‘athens’

Foot of ancient Greek goddess makes its way to Athens museum from Palermo

It’s only the size of a shoebox, carved with the broken-off foot of an ancient Greek goddess. But Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived Monday on loan from an Italian museum, may help resolve one of the world’s thorniest cultural heritage disputes and lead to the reunification in Athens of all surviving Parthenon […]

Chaotic Scenes in Athens as Greeks Protest Tyranny

    On Sunday, protesters in Athens clashed with police against mandatory vaccination measures that go into effect on Sept. 1. Police estimate about 8,000 people attended the rally in Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens, chanting anti-vaxx slogans and demanding government officials reverse mandatory vaccinations for all health workers that begins Wednesday. At […]

Wildfire northwest of Athens burns for 4th day

Hundreds of Greek and Polish firefighters were battling a major wildfire decimating a pine forest for a fourth day Thursday northwest of the Greek capital. The fire near the village of Vilia, about 60 kilometers (about 40 miles) from Athens, has already burned through thousands of hectares and led to evacuation orders for several villages […]

Plato’s Prehistoric Athens Destroyed In A Neolithic Landslide

The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote his Atlantis story in two documents called the Timaeus and Critias. These writings date from about 360 BC and are the only known works that describe the Atlantean civilization in detail. Most modern scholars argue that Plato fabricated the entire story of Atlantis to illustrate his political theories. Other […]

Athens: Major fire prompts evacuation of residential areas

A fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon in Varybobi, a northern suburb of Athens. The Greek national road, which runs from Athens to Lamia has been closed due to the blaze. The fire is thought to have started in the nearby heavily forested area of Kryoneri, but has spread significantly throughout the afternoon. Evacuation of […]

AHEPA Supreme Convention Underway in Athens, Greece

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis (center) receiving the AHEPA Socrates Award in Athens at the convention. AHEPA President George Horiates is on the right. Credit: PM Press Office AHEPA, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, is holding its 99th supreme convention in Athens, Greece from July 25 until July 31. The fraternal organization kicked off its supreme […]

AHEPA to Convene in Athens in July

Credit: Greek Reporter In celebration of the 99th anniversary of the Order of AHEPA and 91st anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope, (DOP), a truly Greek diaspora convention will come to Athens in July. Delegates representing the organization to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community […]

Witchcraft at the Agora, Athens Revealed in New Study

Witchcraft, as those who go beyond superficial Sabrina well knows, is all about “energy transferal.” This bizarre statement is made perfectly clear in the discovery of a jar containing a mutilated chicken in Athens, Greece, which is giving archaeologists a unique insight into the ancient mystical world of witchcraft in ancient Athens. In 2006, archaeologists […]

Athens murder: Police arrest suspect over death of British mum during Greece burglary, reports suggest

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Caroline Crouch, according to local media, after the British woman who was killed in front of her daughter during a burglary at her home in Greece. The 30-year-old suspect was trying to travel to Bulgaria via Evros with a fake passport, The Kathimerini reported […]

Greek crime reporter shot dead outside home in Athens

A Greek crime reporter has been shot dead outside his home in an Athens suburb, according to Greek police. Giorgos Karaivaz was found dead early in the afternoon on Friday with several gunshot wounds beside his car in the Alimos suburb, police said. Private Star TV, for which he worked, said Karaivaz had just returned […]

Aspasia The Metiki Who Seduced And Confused Athens’ Powerful Men

In his writing on the Athenian Statesman Pericles, Plutarch (c. 46 – c. 119 AD), marvels at the “…  great art or power this woman had, that she managed as she pleased the leading men of the state and gave the philosophers an opportunity to discuss her in great length and exalted terms .” The […]

Peisistratus And The Peisistratids: Tyrants Of Athens Before Democracy

Peisistratus was a ruler of Athens during the 6 th century BC. Peisistratus was an absolute ruler, and seized power in Athens through trickery and force. Therefore, he is considered to be a “tyrant,” though this does not necessarily have the negative connotations that is attached to this title today.  Although some of Peisistratus’ actions as […]

The Stoa of Attalos: Restored Agora of Athens Structure Is Amazing

The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) is a monument that was once part of the ancient Agora of Athens. This stoa was built along the eastern edge of the agora, and dates to the 2nd century BC. This monument was named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who gifted it to the people of Athens. […]

Drone footage captures the rare sight of snow in Athens

This drone footage shows the rare sight of snow in the Greek capital Athens. The snowstorm, described by authorities as the most severe in 20 years, blanketed the city and its ancient monuments Tuesday and left parts of the capital without power and water. Workers used bulldozers and chainsaws on Wednesday to help fire crews […]

Athens heads back into lockdown to curb resurgence in COVID-19 cases

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced a strict lockdown till the end of the month for Athens and the region of Attika. The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases admitted to hospitals in these areas has alarmed the government. Every day, 15 more patients require beds in intensive care units, and they […]

Grammy-nominated Scottish artist, Sophie, dies after fall from Athens balcony

Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish DJ, producer and recording artist who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX, has died following an accident in the Greek capital, Athens. She was 34. In a statement, UK label Transgressive said the musician, whose full name was Sophie Xeon, died in the early hours of Saturday […]

I knew Hanukkah was about defeating the Greeks. Then I moved to Athens.

JTA — When my wife and I arrived in this capital city on Sept. 1 to serve as rabbinical emissaries to the Jewish community, I have to admit I was very excited about what the prospect of spending Hanukkah in Greece might be like. With nearly 90% of the Jewish Greek population wiped out during […]

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 […]

Artists protest as COVID-19 restrictions tightened in Athens

Artists in Greece have been protesting against the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in the capital Athens. From September 21 until October 4, a maximum of nine people can gather inside or outside, except in restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Concerts and live musical performances have been banned and indoor cinemas closed. Dozens gathered outside the […]

Ancient Athens: A Spirited and Nativist Democracy

Guillaume Durocher, The Occidental Observer, 1 June 2018 The Persian Empire was driven by a certain logic, certain feedback loops pertaining to domestic conditions and foreign relations, which led to that great state’s steady expansion.[1] The waves of this expansion were finally dashed on the rocks of Greek freedom, embodied in the city-states of Athens […]

Sunday’s Athens Rally a Moment of Truth for Greeks under Thumb of EU-Imposed Austerity

ATHENS, GREECE (Analysis) – Hundreds of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, on Sunday, January 21, in a mass rally opposing a compromise on the part of the Greek government regarding the Macedonia name dispute with Greece’s northern neighbor, temporarily recognized by the United Nations as the “Former Yugoslav Republic […]

Violent clashes in Athens as protesters mark anniversary of police killing of teen (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Hundreds of students and left-wing groups took part in the protest in Athens on Wednesday evening, local media report. Demonstrators chanted “Resist!” waving red and black flags, Reuters reports.  The violence broke out in Athens’ central district of Exarchia, where 15-year-old Alexandros (Alexis) Grigoropoulos was fatally shot by two police officers in 2008. A group […]

Anarchists storm Spanish embassy in Athens (PHOTOS)

Embassy staff were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning as 19 demonstrators from the group, Rouvikonas, burst into the building on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the Makrigianni area. Only a few diplomats remained inside, reports Reuters citing an embassy official. READ MORE: Spanish PM seeks clarity on Catalan independence declaration, threatens to suspend region’s autonomy “About […]

Petrol bombs & tear gas in Athens at anniversary of Antifa rapper’s murder (VIDEO)

Anti-fascist groups, representatives of unions, and migrants took part in the protest. People shouted “Pavlos is alive! Crush the Nazis!” Some carried banners demanding Golden Dawn members to be jailed. The demonstrators, who gathered at Syntagma Square, passed the US Embassy and headed to the headquarters of the far-right, anti-immigrant Golden Dawn, calling for the […]

Visions of Europe: Macron in Athens

Molotov cocktails & tear gas: Protesters & police clash in Athens before austerity vote

People took to the streets of Greece’s capital for the second consecutive day to protest new pension and tax-break cuts, which are expected to be voted on at around midnight Thursday. WATCH MORE: Protesters clash with police at anti-austerity protest in Greece The protest was staged by the country’s major trade unions. An estimated 10,000 to […]

Russia recession ending as Central Bank prepares to cut interest rates

     As weak inflation falls to zero, the Central Bank is expected to cut interest rates on Friday. Ahead of the Central Bank’s decision on interest rates this Friday inflation in Russia remains subdued. As is known the Central Bank became alarmed at the further devaluation of the rouble early this year, which was caused […]

Putin says Romania and Poland missile shield may now be in Russia’s cross-hairs

     Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. Putin issued his starkest warning yet over the missile shield, saying that Moscow had stated repeatedly […]

Putin says Romania and Poland missile shield may now be in Russia’s cross-hairs

     Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. Putin issued his starkest warning yet over the missile shield, saying that Moscow had stated repeatedly […]

Newsletter – Lift The Veil; See Reality, Take Action

Print Friendly It is graduation time and our youth are inheriting a dysfunctional economy while they are saddled with the highest debt ever. This situation creates a downward spiral in which new graduates delay meaningful participation in the economy, such as buying a house or starting a new business, while they try to pay off […]

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