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Prince Albert and the Tradition of the Christmas Tree

Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria, almost single-handedly brought the tradition of the Christmas tree to the British Isles; from there it spread to the rest of the English-speaking world, as just one of his many innovations that...

Magnificent Golden Comb Made by Greek Master a Highlight of Hermitage

A magnificent sculpted golden comb made by a Greek sculptor, with a crest showing Scythian warriors in battle is one of the great treasures of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The golden ornament, known around the world as...

Italian Man Tries to Dodge Vaccine by Using Fake Arm

A man who is virulently against receiving the coronavirus vaccine is now facing fraud charges after appearing for an inoculation wearing a fake arm made of silicone in Biella, Italy, near Turin. Although it may stretch credulity, the Italian anti-vaxxer...

The Great Schism Split Christianity into East and West

The East–West Schism that occurred in 1054 represents one of the most significant, and tragic, events in the history of Christianity. Eastern and Western Christians had a history of differences and disagreements, some dating back to the earliest days...

Germany Imposes Nationwide Lockdown for the Unvaccinated

Germany on Thursday followed the example of Greece, announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months. Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses,...

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.

DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia

New DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to say that Native Americans share much...

Crisis in Turkey Forces Vendors to Sell the Delicacy Koulouri Cut in Half

The economic crisis and spiraling price rises in Turkey have forced street vendors to sell their iconic bread koulouri, or as Turks call it “simit”, cut in half. Turkish citizens are having increasing difficulties coping with the rising prices of...

Dassault: The Greek Connection of One of Europe’s Wealthiest Families

Dassault Aviation is the company behind the Rafale aircraft that Greece has acquired to help protect its borders.

Omicron Variant Spreads Throughout the World; Five Quarantined in Greece

The Omicron Covid variant, first discovered in South Africa, has been detected around the world over the weekend raising fears of new lockdowns. Omicron has now been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom....

Tesla Withdraws From State Aid for German Battery Plant

Tesla announced on Friday that it has backed out of its attempt to get state aid for a forthcoming battery factory outside of Berlin. Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, said that the move is part of the corporation's larger turn...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...

What Does the New German Government Mean for Greece?

Greece anticipates the plans of the new German government, after the three parties announced their agreement on a governing coalition

Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Uncovered in England

Archaeologists in the UK uncovered on Thursday a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring 11 meters (36 feet) by almost 7 meters (22.9...

Dozens of Migrants Perish Trying to Reach the UK

31 migrants drowned on Wednesday while attempting to reach the shores of the United Kingdom. The group was discovered in the English Channel, the passage between the UK and France. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Missing Migrants Project tragedy...