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20-Million-Year-Old Petrified Tree Trunk Discovered on Greek Island of Lemnos

A team of researchers from the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest recently discovered an 8-meter (26-foot) long tree trunk during their...

Ancient Greek Theaters Honored in New Postage Stamp Series

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) recently revealed a new series of commemorative stamps which showcase both the famous and the lesser-known ancient Greek theaters in...

April 23, 2010: Ten Years Since the Official Beginning of the Greek Financial Crisis

It was a day much like this on April 23, 2010, when the then-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou announced from picturesque Castellorizo Island...

Lord Byron Died for Greece 196 Years Ago Today

April 19, which coincides with Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2020, marks 196 years since Lord Byron, the most famous British Philhellene, died in Messolonghi...

What Can Thucydides and the Plague of Athens Teach Us in Coronavirus Times?

By Chris Mackie, Professor of Classics, La Trobe University* The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

By Joel Christensen* In the fifth century BC, the playwright Sophocles began “Oedipus Tyrannos” with the title character struggling to identify the cause of a...

The Spectacular and Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, is among the cities which managed to thrive and become important centers all...

Greece Celebrates 72 Years Since the Dodecanese Islands Joined the Country

The Dodecanese — the island archipelago which literally means ''The Twelve Islands'' -- officially joined their motherland of Greece 72 years ago today. On March 7,...

Major British Newspapers Side With Greece Over Parthenon Sculptures

Two of Great Britain's most prominent newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Guardian, printed opinion and editorial articles respectively over the weekend in which...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities...

The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

Leucocarpa, also known as leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known...

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard...

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