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Submerged Ancient Greek City Resurfaces in Turkey

The ruins of an ancient Greek city in Asia Minor have become visible for the first time in three decades due to a drought that has caused the water of the Bayramiç Dam to recede. The ruins belong to Skepsis,...

‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to Be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras

A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.

Smyrna, the Epic War Drama, Comes to the Big Screen in the US

The movie Smyrna, the six-time Hellenic Academy-Award-winning epic war drama based on the truly catastrophic events that changed the course of Greek history is coming to the big screen across the United States. It will be screened in seven hundred...

Ancient Greek Mosaics Unearthed in Turkey

  Archeologists have unearthed new mosaics during the ongoing excavations in the Ancient Greek city of Hadrianopolis, founded in the 1st century B. C. Once called the “Zeugma of the Black Sea” Hadrianopolis is located in the Eskipazar district of the...

Greek City of Klazomenai Was The Ceramic Center Of The Ancient World

Unique Ancient Greek ceramic figures along with a 2,500-year-old type of water-basin used for rituals (perirrhanterion-περιρραντήριο) have been discovered during excavations in the Ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, which was the center of ceramic production in the Urla district...

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor Dominate Opening of AEK Athens Stadium

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor dominated the spectacular opening of the new football station of Greek soccer club AEK on Friday in Athens. More than thirty thousand fans gathered at OPAP Arena in the Athenian suburb of Nea Philadelphia...

What Has Russia Ever Done For Greece?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reignited the debate in Greece on the historic relations between the two nations that share a common religion. The destruction of towns and villages in eastern Ukraine, especially Mariupol where tens of thousands of ethnic...

Stelios Kazantzidis: The Voice of Post-War, Poverty-Stricken Greece

Stelios Kazantzidis -- who died in 2001 --was the voice that contained the pain and desire of post-war, poverty-stricken Greece.

Greeks in Canada Mark the Smyrna Catastrophe with Podcast Series

To commemorate the anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe exactly a hundred years ago, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has produced its latest historical podcast series Exodus: The Stories of 1922. In the days, weeks, and months that followed the Great...

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10, 1922, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in Smyrna.