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Ancient Mass Grave Museum in Greece at Risk as Grant is Canceled

A planned ancient mass grave museum in Faliro, Greece is at risk after a major grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) was canceled due to delays in construction. The museum was to protect and display eighty skeletons discovered in...

Jews Were “An Integral Part” of Greece From as Early as 4th Century

A Greek inscription referring to Jews dated to between 300 and 250 BCE was unveiled at a new exhibit in Athens, proving that Jews were an integral part of ancient Greece. The precious piece was discovered at the sanctuary of...

The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

20 Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, however, there are some facts that very few people are aware of.

The Tiny Islet in Greece That Has Its Own Natural Pool

A tiny islet off the coast of Attica near the Kaki Thalassa area has such a shape that it gives the impression it features a swimming pool.

Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.

Acropolis on a Wheelchair: “Never Been So Happy to See Concrete!”

The decision by Greek authorities to place concrete in some pathways of the Acropolis in 2020 is still causing controversy among archaeologists and the general public. According to the Ministry of Culture, the cementing of certain areas was part of...

New US Ambassador Tsunis Sends First Message in Greek

New US Ambassador to Greece George Tsounis arrived in Athens and posted his first message on Twitter in Greek: "Good morning from Athens," he wrote. He added that "As the proud son of Greek immigrants, it's an honor of a...

When Giannis Antetokounmpo Acted in a Movie

Before Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the NBA, he made his acting debut in an Australian movie called Dead Europe when he was only sixteen years old. https://twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1275918737221120000 Acting role to earn some extra money In the movie, young Antetokounmpo has only one line...

The Greek-American Guardian of Neoclassical Athens

Athens has a vast collection of neoclassical architecture gems dotting the city. Some are world famous. Most buildings go however unnoticed.