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Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in the Hatay Province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

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.

Amazon, Marriott and Other Companies to Hire Refugees in Europe

Major international companies, including Amazon, Marriott, and Hilton, made a significant announcement on Monday. They have committed to employing over 13,000 refugees in Europe over the next three years. Among these refugees are Ukrainian women who have fled the...

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...

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...