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How Lamb, Chocolate and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around Greece, people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. While many Greek Easter celebrations are unique to the country, there are some elements of the feast day that are shared with many cultures: lamb, chocolate...

My Dad Was a CIA Spy in Greece — But Not a Thug

by Leslie Absher When I was just a baby, my father was sent to Greece for his first field assignment with the CIA. It was the summer of 1966 when we arrived, nine months before the military coup led...

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Monkeys from Asia?

Scientists have debated why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient site of Akrotiri depict monkeys that came from thousands of miles away in Asia for years.