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Secret Talks Between British Museum and Greek PM Over Return of Parthenon Sculptures

Private talks have taken place concerning the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece according to the Greek newspaper Ta Nea. The report stated that the chairman of the British Museum, George Osborne, has discussed the status of the...

The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost ten million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greeks. However, most have become successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, adding a Greek touch to the...

The Magic of Snowcapped Mount Parnassus in Greece

A drone video has recently captured the mesmerizing magic of Mount Parnassus in central Greece after the November snows covered its craggy peaks. Parnassus, measuring 2,457 meters (8,061 feet), is one of the highest mountains in Greece, towering above the...

Shopping Street in Greece the 14th Most Expensive in the World

Ermou Street in Athens ranks as the fourteenth most expensive shopping street worldwide, proving that brick and mortar shops are making a post-pandemic comeback. During the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping boomed. It generated billions of dollars in profits. Globally, these...

UK’s Former Culture Secretary Supports Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Ben Bradshaw, a former UK Secretary of Culture, has backed a campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, Greece. The Classical Greek marble sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, have been housed in the British Museum...

Greece Advances to 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Greece fought off a tough challenge against Belgium on November 14th, qualifying to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 72-70 victory. Following a 20-point home loss against Latvia on November 11th, the only result desired by the Greek...

When the Heroic Greek Evzone Was Featured in Life Magazine

A Greek Evzone was featured on the cover of the American magazine Life, honoring the heroic battles of Greek soldiers against the invading Italians in 1940. The issue was published in mid-December 1940 approximately fifty days after Mussolini's forces attacked...

Greek City of Eleusis Named Europe’s New Culture Capital

Eleusis has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2023, making it the fourth Greek city in a row to host the institution. Attica's treasures already attract thousands of visitors, including a high volume of artists from all over...

The Greek Famine During the Nazi Occupation

The Greek famine during the three and a half years of Nazi occupation killed at least two hundred thousand and perhaps as many as three hundred thousand people. The local population suffered greatly during 1941 to 1944 while the Axis...

Saffron Harvest in Northern Greece

The yearly saffron harvest in Greece is in full swing in the rural areas outside of the northern city of Kozani, where hundreds of farmers crouch over fields of blooming crocus flowers for hours, picking what has long been...

Angelina Jolie to Play Maria Callas in New Biopic

Angelina Jolie will play the legendary Greek-American soprano Maria Callas in the biopic Maria. The film will be directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, who recently worked together on the film Spencer. Maria tells the tumultuous, beautiful,...

What Caused the Untimely Death of Alexander the Great?

The untimely death of Alexander the Great on June 10, 323 B.C. in Babylon has long been a topic of hot debate by historians. The leading theories as to what killed the 33-year-old warrior—infection, alcoholism, or murder—still don't explain the...

A Town Called Salamina in the Mountains of Colombia

A town named Salamina, located deep in the mountains of Colombia, has surprising ties to Ancient Greece, taking its name from the sea battle of Salamina in 480 BC. The picturesque city of Salamina is located in the Caldas area...

The Greeks Who Introduced Souvlaki to China

Two friends from the Greek island of Chios Yannis Georgoulis and Danae Makris, left Greece several years ago with the unusual mission of opening a souvlaki restaurant in China. Although they faced numerous difficulties doing business in the Chinese capital,...

Flash Floods Destroy Villages on Crete; Two Dead

Flash floods on Crete have destroyed entire areas of the island while two persons lost their lives according to the Greek Fire Department and local media reports. The severe storms that struck the island Friday and Saturday have led to...