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Tomb Of Constantine II, Former King of Greece, Damaged By Severe Weather

The tomb of the former King of Greece Constantine II suffered damage caused by severe weather, according to a local TV news show.

Former King Constantine to Be Buried in Greece as Private Citizen

The government in Greece announced on Wednesday that former King Constantine will be buried on Monday as a private citizen at the former royal palace north of Athens. The funeral service will take place in Athens' Metropolis, as the government...

Composting of Human Bodies Legalized in New York

New York State has passed a law that legalizes the composting of human bodies after death. The practice is formally referred to as "natural organic reduction" and is seen as a more environmentally friendly alternative to more traditional burials. New...

Ancient Greek Medallion of Goddess Aphrodite Unearthed in Russia

Russian archaeologists discovered a detailed ancient Greek silver medallion showing the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Roman Venus) in the 2,100-year-old grave of a priestess on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea. The unique medallion depicts ten rather than the known...

Remains of 32 Greek Soldiers Who Fell in Albania Finally Buried

The burial ceremony of 32 Greek soldiers who fell in Albania during the Greek-Italian war of 1940-41 was held earlier in the week at Aghios Nikolaos Church at the military cemetery of Klisoura. The ceremony was held as part of...

Greece in Mourning as Fofi Gennimata Laid to Rest

Fofi Gennimata was laid to rest with full state honors Wednesday with the City of Athens covering the cost of the funeral in honor of her contributions to Greece. Crowds who lined the street as the funeral cortege made its...

Has the Burial Chamber of Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Been Found?

Egyptian archaeologists announced recently they may have found the burial place of Queen Nefertiti in a hidden chamber close to the pharaoh's burial complex in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The final resting place of Nefertiti, who served as queen...

Greek Orthodox Clerics Refuse Burial Services for Cremated Individuals

The Orthodox Metropolis of Thiva and Livadia in central Greece earlier this week denounced  cremation and threatened to refuse burial services for those opting for the practice. According to press release by the Metropolis, "it is unthinkable for conscious Orthodox...