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First Greek to Receive New Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Speaks Out

Valerios Aslanidis, a Pontic Greek from the city of Anapa on the Black Sea, was the first Greek to receive "Sputnik V," Russia's brand-new coronavirus vaccine. He spoke recently to the Greek press about his experience receiving the experimental vaccine...

Turkey Claims to Have Discovered Enormous Natural Gas Deposit in Black Sea

According to a new report by Reuters, Turkish President Erdogan claimed on Friday that his country's experts have discovered the largest gas deposit that the country had ever located in the Black Sea. In an address to the nation, the...

Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Soumela Monastery After Restoration

  Soumela Monastery, the Greek Orthodox edifice built in 385 AD which was included on UNESCO's temporary list of World Heritage Sites in 2000, was reopened on Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a videoconference ceremony. The Turkish President,...

Historic Soumela Monastery in Pontus Reopens

The historic Panagia Soumela Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and located in Trabzon in the Black Sea is to reopen its doors to the public on May 25, 2019 after more than three years of restoration work. The religious...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among "Top 10 Discoveries of 2018"

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found on the seabed of the Black Sea made the list of the "Top 10 Discoveries of...

2,400-Year-Old ‘Odysseus’ Greek Vessel Discovered Intact at the Bottom of the Black Sea

A discovery that could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world was made at the bottom of the Black Sea by British scientists who discovered the oldest intact shipwreck ever found. The 75ft Greek trading vessel...

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Ship in Black Sea

Off the coast of the Black Sea in the Mykolaiv region, archaeologists have discovered a sunken ancient Greek shipwreck dating back more than 2.5 thousand years. The ship, discovered during a joint expedition of the Institute of Archaeology of NAS...

Ancient Greek Fortress Over 2,000-years-old Discovered in Crimea

A joint excavation on the part of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology and researchers of the East Crimean Museum Preserve have unveiled an ancient Greek fortress built over 2,000 years ago. The dig took place near the...

Ancient Currency Exchange Reveals Trade Ties Between Thessaloniki, Black Sea Area

The ancient commercial roads that linked the city of Thessaloniki and Macedonia of the Roman era with the cities of the wider region of the Black Sea have been revealed by the coins found during the archaeological excavations at...

Bulgaria Greenlights Archaeological Research by Greek Ship

The Bulgarian government has issued a permit to allow an archaeological expedition in the southwestern Black Sea. The oceanographic expedition will take place from September 10 until October 14 and will be conducted by the Greek research ship "Aegaeo." The...