Over 180 European Firefighters to be Based in Greece Over the Summer
Greece will welcome over 180 firefighters from five European countries in the period July-August when wildfires are the most dangerous. The deployment is in the context of the firefighter's pre-positioning program that will be implemented again via the European Civil...
Oldest Bridge in Europe Still in Use Found in Greece
Perhaps the oldest bridge in Europe that is still in use today can be found in Greece, and it is named the Arkadiko Bridge.
Scientists Revive Ancient Greek Papyri Burned at Mount Vesuvius
Scientists are reviving the ancient Greek Papyri that were burned in 79 AD following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. There are more than 1,800 papyri, sometimes referred to as the Herculaneum scrolls, with texts hidden on the back. These were...
Did Ancient Greeks Play Chess?
Chess has been receiving increased attention in the media, as Greek players are performing very well. Lately, the Greek chess team became the highest-ranked team in Europe and 5th in the world while participating in the Kasparov Cup. More...
Global Sales of Electric Cars Expected to Leap 35% this Year
The electric car industry is expected to break another sales record this year, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report states that over 10 million electric cars were sold globally in 2022, with projections...
Armenian Genocide: The Mass Murder of Christians in Turkey
The Armenian Genocide, the systematic mass murder and expulsion of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians carried out in Turkey and adjoining regions by the Ottoman government between 1914 and 1923, is commemorated on April 24th every year. The Armenian Genocide was...
The Ancient Greek Fisherman and His Astonishing Villa Mosaics
Phainos was the most famous fisherman of his time who lived in the 2nd century AD in the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. His villa, adorned with astonishing mosaics depicting sea creatures, was accidentally discovered by property developers in 2018. Phainos...
How Europe Got Its Name: The Greek Myth of Europa
Europe got its name from the Greek princess of Phoenicia, Europa. According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, transformed into a beautiful white bull to abduct the girl he loved. The story of Europa is one...
Global Cocaine Production Reaches Record Levels
A recent report reveals that global cocaine production has reached an all-time high as demand surges following Covid lockdowns. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported a 35% increase in coca cultivation from 2020 to 2021, resulting...
Celts Imported Greek Pottery, Olive Oil, and Wine 2,600 Years Ago
Celts consumed Greek wine according to a recent study of ceramic containers which have been excavated from the hillfort site of Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy. Hundreds of fragments from ninety-nine of the containers have shed light on how the drinking...