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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

The Holocaust of Greek Jews

Once thriving communities in several Greek cities, about 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust or 83 percent of the total number living in...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality...

Could Greece Force EU to Demand Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit?

As Britain leaves the European Union, it is taking with it one of its members' most invaluable cultural treasures. It is likely now that...

Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete

A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire...

Athens Polytechnic Uprising: How Greek Students Overthrew a Coup

As of November 1973, it had been six and a half years since Greece had been placed under strict military rule. Opponents of the junta which...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

Greece 2021: Committee Begins Preparations to Mark Bicentennial of Independence

On Thursday, Greece officially opened the proceedings of a committee tasked with overseeing preparations to mark the bicentenary of the 19th-century War of Independence...

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the...

Commemorating Thessaloniki’s Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was...

Neanderthals, Early Humans Reached Greek Island of Naxos 200,000 Years Ago

A team of US, Canadian and Greek archaeologists announced on Wednesday the discovery of stone tools on the island of Naxos which have been...

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