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Color of the Year 2023 Revealed by Pantone

Pantone has officially revealed the color of the year. The New Jersey-based company has announced that Viva Magenta 18-1750 is the hue of choice for 2023. Pantone describes Viva Magenta as "powerful and empowering". The company is considered an authority...

“OK,” Is This Borrowed From the Greek Language, Too?

Ok, or okay, is one of the most frequently used words in the English language, but does it have a Greek origin? One theory on the etymology of OK is that it was originally an acronym for the Greek phrase...

Iannis Xenakis, the Greek Composer Who Revolutionized Music

Greek composer Iannis Xenakis has an enduring legacy as one of the foremost composers of avant-garde music in the twentieth century.

Mummies With Golden ‘Tongues’ Discovered in Egypt

Archeologists have discovered several ancient mummies in Egypt with gold chips in their mouths where the tongues should be. The new finding was made at a site named Quweisna (sometimes spelled Quesna) necropolis in the central Nile Delta. The Qwaisana...

The Greek Origin of Zodiac Signs in Astrology

We all know our own astrological sign. However, you might not have known that the origins of astrology link back to ancient Greek mythology, with every sign of the zodiac representing a Greek god, goddess, or other important figure...

Gaslighting: The Word of the Year

Merriam Webster Dictionary has made it official. Gaslighting is their 2022 word of the year. The choice is understandable, given its frequent use in the news as well as on social media. The expression actually first came into use in 1944,...

Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in the Hatay Province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

Iconic Painting of Greek Artist Yiannis Tsarouchis Sets Record at Auction

An iconic painting by Greek artist Yiannis Tsarouchis set a new world record for a work by the artist at auction when it sold for €441,375 ($460,000) at Bonhams Greek Sale in Paris on November 24, 2022. The painting La...

Exquisite Ancient Greek Earring One of Treasures at Boston Museum

An exquisite ancient Greek earring, housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, still dazzles its admirers 2,300 years after it was crafted.

Top Baby Names Inspired by Greek Mythology

Baby names inspired by Greek history and mythology are gaining popularity in the United States. The cast of gods and goddesses of Roman and Greek myth offers a treasure trove of baby name ideas. From Athena to Zeus, you might...

Centauridae, the Mystical Creatures of Ancient Greek Mythology

The Centauridae, or Centauresses, were fantastic creatures from ancient Greek mythology blending women and horses, much like the Centaurs, who had the torsos of men and the bodies of horses. Called Κενταυρίδες, Kentaurides) or centauresses, in ancient Greek, they made...

The Magic of Greek Dancing: The Greatest Traditional Dances

Thursday is International Dance Day and how better to celebrate than by discovering five of the most popular Greek dances! 

Grevena, the Mushroom Capital of Greece

For decades, a unique form of 'hunt' has been taking place on the slopes surrounding[...]

Following in the Footsteps of Saint Paul Across Greece

The two missionary journeys of St. Paul in Greece were of great importance for bringing  Christianity to its people and from there to western Europe

Miniature Horses on Rhodes Threatened by Extinction

A unique breed of only eleven miniature horses, known as the Rhodian Pony, found only on the island of Rhodes, is threatened by extinction. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 when the organization Phaethon was established. The non-profit, based...