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NHM Extends ‘Resilience’ by Former Prince

Chicago's National Hellenic Museum (NHM), announced that Prince Nikolaos’ North American exhibition debut, Resilience, will be extended through April 16. The exhibition is a striking collection of 19 photographs exploring Greece’s enduring relationship with nature and the importance of environmental...

Greek City of Elefsina Celebrates Ancient Past as Culture Capital of Europe

On Saturday, the ancient Greek city of Eleusis, or Elefsina kicked off festivities to mark its declaration as the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe. Elefsina, known in ancient Greece as Eleusis, has a population of twenty-five thousand and is situated about 20...

Olympic Flame for the Paris Games to Sail on a Masted Ship from Greece

The Olympic Flame for the 2024 Paris Games will take to the seas from its birthplace in Greece, arriving aboard a three-masted tall ship in the French port of Marseille. Paris organizers announced the flame’s journey on Friday at City...

Speaking English Using Only Greek Words: Zolotas’ Historic Speech

Many Greeks recall the speeches in English — peppered with Greek-origin words and phrases — given by economist and politician Xenophon Zolotas in the late 1950s. Zolotas was director of the Bank of Greece when he appeared in front of...

Uganda Villager Has 12 Wives, 102 Children and 578 Grandchildren

The Ugandan villager, who claims to have 12 wives, 102 children, and 578 grandkids, has had enough of battling to provide for his large family. The 68-year-old told AFP from his home in Bugisa, a small community in the Butaleja...

Greek Actors, Artists on Strike Over ‘Downgrade’ of Qualifications

Greek actors and artists are on a 48-hour strike that started on Wednesday protesting against government plans to downgrade their educational qualifications leading to pay cuts. The Union of Greek Actors announced the strike to demand the withdrawal of a...

The First African-American Poet and Her Love of Ancient Greece

In 1761, Phillis Wheatley, a young West African girl, was captured and brought to America on a slave ship. There Susanna Wheatley, wife of prominent Boston businessman John Wheatley, bought her at an auction to serve as lady's maid. The...

Traditional Greek Handicrafts Get their Own Museum

Traditional Greek handicrafts will get their own museum in Athens, the Ministry of Culture announced on Monday. The museum will be hosted at the historical building of the printing and dyeing workshop "Hellenic Handkerchief Industry (BEM)" in Metaxourgeio, near the...

Archaeologists May Have Found Egypt’s Most Ancient Mummy

Archaeologists in Egypt may have found the oldest mummified body ever discovered in the country. Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who served as Egypt's previous minister of antiquities, told CNN on Friday that the 4,300-year-old mummy was a wealthy and prominent man...

Exploring South Korea’s Greek Mythology Museum

The island of Jeju in South Korea is home to the Greek Mythology Museum where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the Greek gods. The museum itself is modeled after classical Greek architecture, featuring a row of columns...

Decoding Linear A, the Writing System of the Ancient Minoans

Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has never been fully decrypted. Used in governmental and religious writings of the Minoan Civilization, the script has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries. Now,...

4300-Year-Old Tombs and Golf-leaf Mummy Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of four 4,300-year-old tombs and a mummy wrapped in gold leaf. Gold Mummy The mummy is made up of the remains of a man named Hekashepes and found preserved inside of a sarcophagus. It is one...

NHM’s Book Club Delves Into ‘A Dream of Kings’ by Harry M. Petrakis

National Hellenic Museum's (NHM) virtual book club will be discussing on Thursday, January 26, the classic American novel from acclaimed Chicago storyteller Harry Mark Petrakis "A Dream of Kings". Facilitated by NHM's Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis, each month the...

British Museum Bans the Word ‘Mummy’ for Ancient Remains

It may appear impossible to hurt the feelings of a 3,000-year-old corpse, but, in the interest of respect, The British Museum—along with other museums—has recently banned the term "mummy" to describe the remains of ancient Egyptians. They claim that referring...

Milos Catacombs Mark the Rich History of the Greek Island

Milos, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, has a very long history, like all other Greek islands. Although most famous for the discovery of the ancient Venus de Milo  statue, the island is also the site...