1943 Letter Reveals British Museum Trustee Wanted to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greece's Ta Nea newspaper published on Friday an explosive two-page letter written by British art historian Kenneth Clark dating back to 1943. The heretofore unknown letter...

1987: The Year Greeks Began Their Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football usually is at a European level. Yet on June 14, 1987, something miraculous...

Mesmerizing 1926 Photo Portraying Athenian Coffee Culture Goes Viral

A striking image shot by Greek photographer Christos Kaplanis in 1926 at Athens' Syntagma Square has resurfaced in glorious color and has already gone...

Shackled Skeletons from Ancient Greece to Get Underground Display

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Tuesday announced that they have decided to construct an underground "shell" which will permanently protect and display the...

Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most heinous crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children, just months before...

How Athens’ Historic Omonoia Square Has Changed Over the Decades

The long-awaited redevelopment and reconstruction of Omonoia Square is in its final stages, with residents and workers in downtown Athens expecting a positive change...

Happy Yo-Yo Day! Yes, Greeks Invented This Too

Today, June 6, is National Yo-Yo Day and you deserve to know that the once popular toy has Greek roots, in fact it was invented by the Ancient Greeks. The yo-yo is considered the second-oldest toy in history after dolls. The first Yo-Yos were made of wood or terra cotta about 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece and some of them are on display at the Greek Archaeological Museum in Athens.

The Greeks who Fought on the Side of the Allies on D-Day

Eddie Lambros was one of the 155 Greek soldiers who landed on Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944, the day World War II took...

Thessaloniki School Memorializes 143 Students Killed by Nazis in WWII

Sixty-eight small bronze memorial plaques were placed at the entrance of the First High School for Boys in Thessaloniki last week, in the final...

Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis on June 3, 1941

June 3, 1941 marks an especially dark day for Greece during the years of the Nazi occupation, as the Cretan village of Kandanos was burned...

The Day Two Teenage Greeks Took Down the Nazi Flag from the Acropolis

Greek freedom fighters Manolis Glezos (L) and Apostolis Santas One of the most humiliating moments not only for Greece but for all humanity was when...

May 29, 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople, which occurred on May 29,1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in Greek...

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