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The Legend of the Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaiologos

On May 29, 1453, the Ottoman army, led by Mehmed the Conqueror, seized Constantinople, putting a violent end to one of the longest-lasting empires...

The Historical Memory of Constantinople, 567 Years After the Fall

Michael Goodyear* May 29, 1453: the final Ottoman assault on Constantinople succeeds. Ottoman cannon fire had battered the great Theodosian Walls of the city. The...

Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans Against Greeks

The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the War of Independence. Approximately three-quarters of...

Historic City of Ioannina Celebrates Anniversary of Ottoman Liberation

February 21 marks the day in 1913 when the historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus in north-western Greece, was liberated from the...

The United States of the Ionian Islands: The Forgotten History of British Rule in...

What is widely known about the history of Greece's splendid Ionian islands is that they never had to endure direct Ottoman rule during the...

A Century Later World Finally Awakens to the Ottoman Genocide of Christians

By Michael Goodyear* In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman government under the Committee of Union and Progress (“CUP”) orchestrated massacres of...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

When the Turks Invaded Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were...

The Discovery of the Venus de Milo Statue

It was the morning of April 8, 1820 when a Milos island farmer named Giorgos (or Theodoros) Kentrotas was digging in ancient ruins in...

Constantinople Reconstructed: The City Recreated in All its Glory (photos)

Images of the city of Constantinople just before it fell to the Ottomans in 1453 have been created by archaeologists and published in the Turkish...

Greek Filmmaker to Shoot Independence Epic in Amfissa

The Delphi region -- home to some of Greece's most outstanding archeological sites -- will play host to a new movie about the country's...

Chios Celebrates 105th Anniversary of Liberation from the Ottomans (video)

105 years since the liberation of Chios from the Ottomans the people of the island are taking part in ceremonies to mark the occasion. The...

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