American Engineers to Pay Tribute to Antikythera Mechanism in Athens

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ΑSME) will pay tribute to the world famous ancient artifact known as the Antikythera Mechanism, in recognition of...

New Evidence Debunks British Museum’s Stance on Parthenon Marbles

On June 20, 2009 the New Acropolis Museum opened its doors to the public. It was strongly implied and believed at the time that the...

Iconic Acropolis Museum Celebrates Ten Years Since its Opening

The new Acropolis Museum, which first opened its doors on June 20, 2009 is considered one of the greatest museums in the world. This...

World’s First Museum Dedicated to Lost Atlantis Opens on Santorini

The world’s first museum dedicated to the mythical -- but perhaps real -- island of Atlantis opened recently on Greece’s idyllic island of Santorini. The...

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...

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