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Ancient sanctuaries described by Pausanias emerging from underwater in Salamis

An underwater ruin that could be the remains of a public building situated near the port of Salamis in antiquity – possibly one seen and mentioned by the traveler and geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD – is gradually emerging following an archaeological investigation of Ambelakia bay near the …

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6 Greeks, 2 Germans arrested for illegally ‘fishing’ antiquities from the sea

Six Greeks and two German were arrested in the last two days for illegally fishing antiquities in the Greek waters. The Greeks aged 34-50 were arrested in Gytheio in south-east Mani in Peloponnese on Monday afternoon. The men were diving to a roman shipwreck in Limani area. They were arrested …

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Rare 1,500-year-old inscription mentioning Byzantine emperor Justinian has been discovered

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was found intact. It has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City, on the road leading to Damascus Gate. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone …

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Event: Locals revive the Journey of Odysseus in the Ionian Sea

Odysseus: the legendary antique king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, and owner of loyal dog Argos who recognized his master after twenty years of absence. This mythical figure Odysseus is famous for …

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Greece’s Crazy Girl, actress Zoi Laskari, passed away at 73

She was THE beauty of the golden age of the Greek cinema industry and the country’s ‘Crazy Girl’ after a song she sang in one of her best films. Zoi Laskari. She was found dead in her home in Porto Rafti on Friday. She was 73 years old. Crazy Girl …

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Popular singer and song-writer Arleta passes away at 72

Popular Greek singer, song-writer, music composer, and illustrator Arleta passed away at the hospital of Evangelismos on Tuesday. She was 72. Unique presence with ballads, authentic voice, a creative personality. Her songs marked the Greek music scene for more than 50 years. Their is no Greek who did not sing …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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Greek Film Center invites photographers to showcase Greece

The Greek Film Commission and the Greek Film Center invites professional photographers, directors of photography in audiovisual works, location managers, as well as to lovers of photography to contribute to the creation of a Photo Gallery of Greece. Asked are pictures from across the country with a ‘cinematic look.’ Traditional …

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My Perfect ‘Eggs in Tomato Sauce’, a Greek hit for hot summer days

Eggs in Tomato Sauce Αυγά με Ντομάτα is a dish Greeks love to eat in the hot summer months. I suppose, Greeks love Eggs in Tomato Sauce, because the dish can be eaten cold when outside the temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius like these days. Like these heat wave …

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“Greece has Soul”: Breathtaking Aerial Dance by Katerina Soldatou (videos)

Amazing project, breathtaking performances. Extreme aerial dance artist Katerina Soldatou performs impressive acrobatic from bridges and cliff to raise awareness over environmental issues and respect for the history of each place. In June, Soldatou performed form the Bridge of Chalkida. 35 meters above the sea. The Extreme aerial dance performance …

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Expressing Emotions: The wonderful world of Ancient Greece

A grieving father from Ancient Greece. He grieves eternally about the loss of his daughter and his grand child. A funerary stele from the 3rd century AD with an epigram for Zoe, daughter of Peneios. The grief of a father expressed in twenty lines. The text informs the antique and …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day, entrance free May 18/2017

Entrance to all museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be free of charge on Thursday, May 18 2017 as they celebrate the International Museums Day. Several events are planned for visitors. The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. On the occasion, …

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Google Doodle marks 115th Anniversary of Antikythera Mechanism discovery

Google doodle marks the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism. The mechanism invented in ancient Greece between estimated 150 BC and 80 BC is considered to be the first analog computer. The Antikythera Mechanism tracked planetary positions, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and even signaled the next …

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