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Bactria: The Ancient Greek State in Afghanistan

Bactria, a huge area in todays' Afghanistan, was the eastern edge of the ancient Greek empire, established by Alexander the Great.

The “Greek Goddess of Bollywood”: Elli Avram

Greek actress Elisabet Avramidou Granlund left her home in Sweden at the tender age of 21 to move to India to become an actress in Bollywood. This is quite unusual, one might say, as the immigration route for most...

Cities Around the Globe Founded by Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great , who lived from July 356 BC to 10/11 June, 323 BC, was an intrepid conqueror and a brilliant military general.

Spiders Native to Asia Expected to Spread Across US East Coast

Researchers at the University of Georgia say the Joro spider, an invasive species native to east Asia, is expected to spread across the US east coast after thriving in Georgia last year. The spider, scientifically known as Trichonephila clavata, has...

Tarim Mummies from China May be Ancestors of Native Americans

DNA studies on Bronze Age Tarim mummies found in China's Xinjiang region revealed recently that not only were these people not descendants of Indo-Europeans that immigrated to the area -- they may in fact be the ancestors of Native...

Number of Twins Born in the World at All-Time High

A study conducted by Oxford University has found that more twins are being born in the world than ever before. A total of 1.6 million twins are delivered each year, with the twin birth rate increasing by a third...

The Greek Who Taught the Japanese to Eat Feta Cheese and Olive Oil

Pioneering businessman Thanasis Fragkis was the very first person to introduce olive oil and other traditional Greek products to Japan.

China Cultural Center in Athens Launches Virtual Kung Fu Competition

In cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Athens, the China Cultural Center in Athens has launched a virtual kung fu and video contest.

Plane Crash in Indonesia: Boeing 737 Crashes in Jakarta

A Boeing 737 plane crash in Indonesia has shaken the aviation world. A Sriwijaya-Airlines airplane with 62 people on board crashed in the sea area off of Jakarta, Indonesia, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The plane lost contact soon...

World Holds its Breath this Christmas Season As Coronavirus Vaccinations Begin

The approval of vaccines against Covid-19 and the beginning of their distribution bring some consolation this Christmas, but the increase in coronavirus cases worldwide is accompanied by the imposition of stricter restrictions on travel and family gatherings at this...