The Mystery of the Riace Bronzes, Ancient Greek Statues Found in Italy
The mystery over the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues, remains almost half a century after the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August of 1972. To this day, archaeologists and...
Italian Football Team FC Crotone Is Uniquely Proud of Its Greek Origins
Italy's Crotone football team has legions of dedicated fans who proudly hail the team's Greek origins in their chants and banners.
Calabrian Greeks: Pocket of Hellenism in Italy has Survived Millennia
There exists today a tiny enclave of Calabrian Greeks, Greek-speaking people in Reggio Calabria that seem to have survived millennia.
Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction
There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both timeless testaments to the ancient Greeks' colonization of southern Italy in the 8th and 7th...
Italian Town of the ‘Last Greeks’ Offers Houses for 1 Euro
An Italian town in the southern region of Calabria, is offering homes for 1 euro ($ 1.10) to encourage people to move there and help restore.
The Story of Greeks in Italy
Greeks have been migrating to what is now the nation of Italy for many centuries, beginning before even the creation of the Roman Empire. However, in more recent times, the first wave of Greek migrants moved to Venice a bit...
Greek Mosaic Comes to Light in Calabria
In Calabria, southern Italy, archaeology students while excavating came across the largest Greek mosaic, dating between 320 and 150 B.C. that depicts dragons and dolphins. The mosaic from Magna Grecia has been unearthed in Monasterace Marina, ancient Kaulonia. It is...
Riace Bronzes Await to Be Housed in Magna Græcia
The two most famous ancient Greek statues of Southern Italy – the Riace bronzes- have been outside the museum in which they should be hosted for three years now, due to extension and renovation works, and it remains unknown...
No Greek Teachers for Schools in Calabria, Italy
Young studens of Calabria will not be taught the Greek language this year because, due to financial crisis, Italian Ministry of Education has cut its expenses and thus, they will not pay any teachers of Greek. Tito Schillaci, secretary of...
Charity Concert Collects Medicine and Milk Instead of Selling Tickets
A different sort of concert offering a rather interesting ticket will take place in Athens, organized by the Greek Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation(ERT), in collaboration with the city's Municipality, the Greek Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals(KETHEA) and the Doctors of...