Posts Tagged ‘crete’

Crete in UNESCO bid

The Central Archaeological Council is on the cusp of completing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces of Zakros, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zominthos and Kydonia in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the ministry in September for evaluation and comments by the competent UNESCO committee. The […]

Yeni Şafak: TCG Anadolu helicopter carrier will be in the Aegean and Crete

The amphibious operations helicopter carrier TCG Anadolu is expected to be in the Aegean Sea and Crete after its delivery to the Turkish Navy, Yeni Şafak reported. The pro-Turkish government newspaper, which many times acts as a “mouthpiece” of Ankara, reported the news of the ship’s inclusion in the Turkish navy. It seems that, also… […]

Marriage Rules in Minoan Crete Revealed by Ancient DNA Analysis

A new stu found that marriage partners in Bronze-Age Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece were determined by kinship. The researchers were able to genetically reconstruct an ancient family tree for the first time in the Mediterranean region, as prior attempts failed due to the region’s climate causing poor preservation. They found that the sons still… […]

Earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred in the sea area off Crete

An earthquake of a similar magnitude occurred in approximately the same sea area, northeast of Lasithi, also on Monday morning. Specifically, the seismological network recorded today, at 10:12, a weak earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, at a distance of 324 km SE of Athens, as announced by the Geodynamic Institute of the National… […]

December 1st, 1913 – The Union of Crete with Greece

Like many Greek regions which revolted during the Greek War of Independence of 1821, Crete remained under Ottoman Control. Several major Cretan rebellions followed: 1841, 1858, 1866-69, 1878, 1895-98, and all were brutally put down. The continual fight for freedom by the Cretans maintained pressure on the Ottomans. In 1878, the Cretans secured some concessions,… […]

Crete hit by magnitude 6 earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck Crete, Greece, early on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 80 km (49.71 miles), EMSC said. Deadliest earthquakes that occurred in recent years within 300km of Siteía, Greece. 26/06/1926 a M8.0 led to 110 casualties, 23/04/1933 a M6.6 led to 74… […]

CRETE: 10-day-old baby seal transferred to Athens for treatment (PHOTOS)

An orphaned baby seal just 10 days old was found in early November on a beach in Crete and traveled to Athens to be cared for by the Society for the Study and Protection of the Mediterranean Seal (MOM) until it is old enough to be released into its natural environment. The Port Authorities, who… […]

An Abundance of Artifacts Unearthed at Falasarna Acropolis in Crete

Excavations at the acropolis in Falasarna (also Phalasarna) in the far west of Crete continue to produce rich archaeological bounty. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

Timeworn Roman Theater Uncovered at Remote Site of Lissos in Crete

Even today, the Cretan town of Lissos can only be reached by sea or a seemingly endless hike across the stunning landscape and mountains that surround it. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

German tourist missing in Crete

A search and rescue operation has been launched on Sunday on the island of Crete to locate a missing 53-year-old German tourist. The missing person had set out on Friday morning on a hike. The 53-year-old man communicated with family members in German to let them know that he was lost and would attempt to […]

German tourist missing in Crete

A search and rescue operation has been launched on Sunday on the island of Crete to locate a missing 53-year-old German tourist. The missing person had set out on Friday morning on a hike. The 53-year-old man communicated with family members in German to let them know that he was lost and would attempt to […]

Wild fight between Dutch tourists in Crete – One injured in hospital

They went to Crete to enjoy carefree days and relax but one Dutch tourist ended up one in the hospital and the other in police custody. The reason for two Dutchmen, who, according to Creta Post, started a wild fight yesterday early in the morning in Hersonissos, is still unknown. The 21-year-old Dutchman was furiously […]

US State Department: Crete’s S-300 defence system do not fall under sanctions regime

There is no risk of sanctions for the S-300 anti-missile system located in Crete, the State Department clarified. Responding to a related question from the Hellas Journal website, a representative of the US Department of State explained that the presence of the system in Greece does not fall under the sanctions provided for by the […]

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Crete, Greece region

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Tourist in Crete almost choked on melon in a tavern – See how he was saved

Moments of unrest unfolded in a tavern in Crete as a tourist almost choked from a piece of melon. The unfortunate man gets up from his seat and fights to breathe. Initially the owner of the tavern runs, but cannot help him. The solution came from a young man, who in fact, recently, had saved… […]

Talos of Crete: A 2,000-Year-Old Tale of the First Robot God

Believe it or not, but ideas of artificial intelligence and automata were alive and well over 2,000 years ago within Greek mythology. The myth of Talos (‘Τάλως’)—the first robot-like creature in mythology Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Unexplained Phenomena Read Later 

Tracing The Footprints Of The Philistines To Minoan Knossos On Crete

The year 1185 BC heralded a diaspora of the so-called Sea Peoples to the south-western coast of the Levantine. From the west they came in ships via the Mediterranean Sea and from the north they crossed the land over what is now Syria. They were not only warriors, but they trekked with their whole communities including […]

Crete earthquake: At least one dead after Greek island is rocked by multiple tremors

At least one person was killed in Crete on Monday when a series of earthquakes rocked the Greek island, the government has confirmed. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck at about 08:15 CEST some 20 kilometres south of the port city of Heraklion, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The island was then rocked by […]

The Minoan Civilization of Crete: A Great Aegean Culture

The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that was based on the island of Crete, in the Aegean Sea. This civilization flourished from around 3000 BC to around 1100 BC. The Minoan civilization is considered to be the first high culture in the Aegean, and various achievements were reached by its people. This is […]

Australia’s PM Honors 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece

Greek-Australians parading. Credit: Chris Phutully/ CC BY 2.0 Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement recently to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece during World War II. The Australian PM addressed his message to the Cretan Association of Sydney and New South Wales, a very active organization of Greek […]

Pictures of the week: Europe pandemic pressure, Mediterranean tragedy, Crete floods

Health systems across Europe are straining under the pressure of the pandemic. Italy is one of the countries hit hardest by the second wave, logging one million total cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday. Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete has damaged roads, flooded hundreds of homes and swept cars into the sea. […]

Why Germany Was Forced Into Invading Greece, Crete, North Africa & Yugoslavia: It Was Not For Territorial Expansion

By John Wear Italian military incompetence was also the reason Hitler had to send troops to North Africa… Germany’s participation in North Africa was not about German territorial expansion…    Operation Merkur (Mercury) – The airborne invasion of Crete May, 1941. Many German paratroopers died before they could reach the ground; others, their equipment tangled […]

Six-Million-Year-Old Footprint Found on the Island of Crete Challenges Human History

Christina Sarich, Staff WriterWaking Times The human footprint is unique, and it is easy to distinguish from other animals’ prints. Any tracker or hunter knows this. A newly discovered humanoid footprint found on the Island of Crete dated almost 6-million-years-old, is now shaking the very foundations of the human historical narrative. The footprint doesn’t […]

Congress passes $602bn NDAA defense bill in defiance of Obama’s veto threat

     The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a $602 billion annual defense bill, despite President Obama’s threat to veto it because of its impediments to closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill secured a strong victory on Tuesday with 85 senators in support and just 13 opposing. “It’s never been […]

150 bodies discovered in new mass grave in Syria’s ancient Palmyra – report

While working near Palmyra Airport’s runway, the group came across a gruesome finding – scores of corpses stacked on top one another, Russia’s LifeNews reported. Preliminary examination showed that the victims had gunshot wounds and as well as signs of torture. “It is the second large mass grave… as for other smaller ones, they are […]

Cmdr. of Iran’s Navy: Iran, India to stage joint naval drill on Fri.

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Navy will be hosting the Indian flotilla for three days and stage a joint naval exercise in the east of Strait of Hormuz on Friday.Commander of Iran’s Army Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, added that two Indian frigates alongside a helicopter will take part […]

EgyptAir airliner ‘apparently’ brought down by terror attack – Russia’s security chief

“Unfortunately, today there was another incident with an Egyptian Airlines plane. Apparently, it is a terrorist attack, which killed 66 people from 12 countries,” Bortnikov was cited as saying by TASS. The FSB chief urged “all concerned parties, including our partners in Europe, to undertake joint measures to identify the persons involved in this heinous […]

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