Today in History

AP - Today is Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2014. There are 186 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this...

The Ancient Symbol of Olympism is Greek

The oldest olive tree in the world lies in the village Ano Vouves, in the region of Chania, Crete, Greece.  It is one of...

Greeks in Normandy Invasion: Who they were and how they fought

Friday, June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Western Allied Forces landing in Normandy. Soldiers from Dodekanisa Greek islands took part in...

French School of Athens Building Declared a Monument

The main building of the first foreign institute of Athens, the French School, a building that reflects the long history of French philhellenism, has...

Remembering the First Act of Resistance Against Fascism

In late May 1941, just a month had passed after the surrender of Athens to the Germans, who were in the process of seizing...
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A Fascinating Documentary About Fall of Constantinople [VIDEO]

May 29 marks the 561st anniversary since the Fall of Constantinople, which was the result of the siege of the Byzantine capital by the...
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Most Popular Professions in Ancient Greece

The inscriptions on the exhibits Epigraphical Museum in Athens, Greece, reveal which professions were the most popular among the ancient Greeks. Painter, mason (architect or carpenter),...
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Commemorating the 1914-23 Greek Pontic Genocide

Various events took place in Athens during the week of May 5, 2014, in memory of the Greek Pontic genocide by the Ottoman Empire...

Greek Deities and Their Roman Counterparts

The mythology of ancient Greece shares many mythological deities with the mythology of ancient Rome, figures that pose common lineages, dominions and attributes, but...

Thessaloniki’s Historic Caravanserai Touted To Turkish Buyers

Thessaloniki's Caravanserai is one of 10 titles in northern Greece being listed at a property investment event in Istanbul this month. Among the investment opportunities on...

Cavafy: Born and Died On April 29

Constantine P. Cavafy, one of the greater Greek poets and responsible for the revival and recognition of Greek poetry abroad, was born and died on April 29....

Archive Film of Greece’s Liberation from the Nazis (Video)

Among the archive footage released when British Pathé put its entire back catalogue of vintage newsreels on YouTube last week was film dating back in 1944 of Greece’s...

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