Byzantine Monuments To Be Protected by New Global Charter

An agreement called "The Charter for the Protection of the Byzantine Heritage Monuments" was unanimously ratified this weekend after a three-day meeting held in the city...

Dekemvriana: Ground Zero in the Greek Civil War

December 3, 1944 saw one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the Greek civil war. Known as "Dekemvriana" (from...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

1925 “Morality Police” Tried to Control Length of Women’s Skirts

As hard as it is to believe today, there once were "Morality Police" in Greece tasked with measuring the length of women's skirts. Under...

Gorgopotamos — Greatest Moment of Greek Resistance to the Nazis

The blowing up of the Gorgopotamos railway bridge on November 25, 1942 still stands as the greatest and most courageous moment of Greek resistance...

First Post-War Greek Beauty Queen Dies at 83

Daisy Mavraki, crowned as Greece's 1952 "Star Hellas" died on Thursday in Athens aged 83. Mavraki, born in Crete, was voted the most beautiful Greek...

Ancient Trikala Settlement Reveals Amazing Bronze Age Artifacts

The last five years of archaeological research and excavation in central Greece's Petroto village, near the Trikala area, has unearthed a major settlement that...

The Greek Tragedy of Christina Onassis: The Short Life of an Unhappy Heiress

On a warm South American night 30 years ago, on November 19, 1988, Christina Onassis, the golden heiress of the Onassis shipping fortune, died...

Restoring The Parthenon: Impressive Scenes From The Symbol of Western Civilization

The restoration of the Parthenon, the global symbol of Western Democracy and civilization as well as Greece's most famous monument is not something new....

War Reparations Council: ‘Greece’s Fair Demands Not Satisfied in the Least’

  The Greek Council for German World War II reparations have sent a letter to the country's prime minister, the president of the Parliament and the leaders...

Has a Missing Piece of the Ancient Antikythera Machine Been Found?

Archaeologists believe that they may have found the missing piece of the Antikythera Mechanism, the fantastically complicated, advanced analog "computer" unearthed in 1901 from a...

Ancient City of Tenea Unearthed in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced that archaeologists discovered residential areas at a site identified as the ancient city of Tenea in Peloponnese. It is...

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