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Ancient Greek ‘Curse of the Dancer’ deciphered, revealing backstabbing rivals

“Tie the feet together. Bind down the eyes, the hands, the feet…” Scientists have finally managed to decipher the Ancient Greek curse found on a 1,500-year-old lead tablet. The curse calls upon numerous demons to inflict harm on a dancer named Manna, who likely performed at the famous Caesarea Maritima …

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“Kalo Mina”: The Greek wish on the first day of each month

When in Greece, behave like a Greek and wish everyone “Kalo Mina” on the first day of every month. Καλό Μήνα is simple to pronounce and means “have a good month.” Locals, especially the elderly, keep the tradition and wish to family members, friends and neighbors a “good month.” However, …

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Hellinikon Investment: Mammoth loan from recapitalized Greek banks

A “mammoth” bank loan is still due before the Hellinikon investment project can proceed with works after it overcomes the last bureaucratic hurdles and all decisions by ministries and other public bodies give the green light. The Hellenic Development consortium consists of Lamda Development, China’s Fosun and Abu Dhabi’s Eagle …

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Master of Kinetic Sculptures: Greek sculptor Takis passes away at 93

Pioneer Greek sculptor and installation artists Takis has passed away at the age of 93, his arts foundation announced on Friday morning. He was world renowned as the master of kinetic sculptures and a pioneer in this kind of arts. he was born Panagiotis Vassilakis in Athens in 1925. His …

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Early Celts imported wine from Greece to mimic Greeks’ drinking culture

The early Celts had their very own twist on getting drunk but they loved to import wine from Greece which they drank out of Greek fancy ceramics to mimic the drinking culture of the folks in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the result of chemical analysis of fragments from Bronze …

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Meet a Greek Classic: Kaimaki, chewy ice cream with mastic flavor

It used to be the only ice cream Greeks knew for several decades. Kaimaki, a chewy ice cream Greeks love to eat with sour cherry syrup and sprinkles of pistachios or sweet almonds.The ice cream has a decent flavor of mastic. This specific ice cream is always elastic and it …

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Greek Easter Wishes in … Morse Code!

Did you always want to know how Greek Easter wishes could be translated in the Morse code? Captain Morgan has the solution. In a post on twitter he sent his Easter wishes in Morse Code. Σε ολους σας κ με την γλώσσα του Μορς στέλνω τις ευχές μου.Η μετάφραση σ …

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Greek scientist among team that captured stunning Black Hole picture

A Greek scientist, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona, Dimitris Psaltis played a key role in the new Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), that captured these stunning pictures of the huge black hole that were revealed on Wednesday. Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a …

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New Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu speaks and dances Pontus-Greek (video)

Ekrem Imamoglu was elected on Sunday to be the next mayor of Istanbul. The 49-year-old low-profile candidate from secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) managed to win AKP’s candidate and former prime minister Binali Yildirim and conquer Istanbul Erdogan’s party was holding since the beginning of the 1990’s. Imamoglu is considered …

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ECHR elects Greek judge Sicilianos as its new President

Greek judge Linos Alexandre-Sicilianos has been elected President of the European Court of Human Rights. “His term as president will begin on 5 May 2019,” the ECHR statement said. It is the first Greek to hold the court’s presidency. Sicilianos has been a judge of the ECHR since 18 May …

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Greek Irini Tzortzoglou among top 5 contestants in UK’s Masterchef Finals

In the current Masterchef UK series the final five contestants include a Greek. Irini Tzortzoglou, a 60-year-old originally from the island of Crete, who has been living in Cumbria for …ages. Before her MasterChef days, Irini worked a banker, and previously studied at the Kingston University in London.  She is originally …

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German woman arrested as prime suspect for death of Greek partner

For ten days, she was sleeping next to her dead partner, she was talking to him and she would even cook for him, the German national, the number one suspect for the death of real estate agent in Halandri, reportedly told police. The 56-year-old German national even admitted to have …

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Four Greek businessmen on Forbes 2019 List of Billionaires

Four Greek businessmen are among the Forbes List of Billionaires for 2019. The World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the world’s wealthiest billionaires compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. On rank #804 is Philip Niarchos, 65, art collector, with …

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Greek 10-year bond yield at 3.9%, bids exceed €11billion euros

Investors’ bids on a new Greek 10-year bond issue exceeded 11.3 billion euros, with the interest rate of the issue set at 3.9 pct, state news agency amna reports citing sources on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, in an announcement to the Athens Stock Exchange, Greek authorities said that bids …

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Greece’s Beau, actor Phaedon Georgitsis dies at the age of 80

One of the most attractive men on the Greek film screen: actor Phaedon Georgitsis died at the age of 80 after a long battle against cancer. He starred in more than 40 films, dramas as well as comedies. 13 of the films where he head a leading role were produced …

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Every Greek owes €29,700 to foreign lenders, says OECD

Every Greek owes €29,700 to country’s foreign lenders, says a debt analysis by the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV). The analysis is based on the report “How’s Life” 2017 conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the impact of disinvestment in natural, human, economic and social …

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