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Halkidiki: Large ancient cemetery with over 1,000 graves unearthed

The ancient and modern history of Halkidiki, buried in the earth came to light and revealed over 1,000 of ancient graves on the peninsula of Kassandra and Sithonia. The touristic development can overshadow its archaeological wealth, but thanks to it, one of the largest cemeteries of the northern Greek area …

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Vandals destroy several Jewish graves in Athens cemetery

Vandals have destroyed nine marble Jewish tombstones in the 3. Athens Cemetery in Nikaia on Friday night. The gravestones appear to have been kicked over and then smashed to pieces. A cemetery guard saw the destroyed graves and informed the police. “Antisemitism showed one of its faces,” general secretary for …

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Greek Orthodox customs to honor the dead on Good Friday

I find it always deeply touching how Greeks honor their dead before major holidays like Christmas and Easter. On Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week, Greeks go to the cemeteries with the arms full of flowers to lay on the graves of their beloved ones. After washing the …

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