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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...

Hidden Byzantine Church in Istanbul Revealed in All Its Glory

A hidden Byzantine church and a holy spring were recently discovered at an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul.

Ancient Byzantine Church Discovered Under Turkish Lake

St. Neophytos Basilica is the name of a submerged church built 1500 years ago that is submerged in Lake Iznik, present-day Turkey.

Saint Corona Venerated for Protection Against Epidemics

Though sometimes forgotten, the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have long commemorated a saint who is thought to protect against disease and pandemics, such as today’s coronavirus. Saint Corona (who is also known as St. Kron or St. Kronpeth) is the...

3D-Printed Meat Substitutes Make a Splash in Europe

Already massive food industry is expected to get even larger. The data firm Allied Market Research says that the meat substitute market is expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2026. Whether for health reasons or religious motivations, consumers have been...

US Army Band and Chorus Performs Dance of Zalongo

An incredibly moving rendition of the Greek anthem "The Dance of Zalongo" was recently performed by a singer who is a member of the US Army Europe and Africa Band and Chorus. Sung in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the...

Global COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 6 Million as Pandemic Enters Third Year

On Monday, the global COVID-19 death toll eclipsed six million. The milestone is the largest reminder of the unrelenting nature of the pandemic, even as people start shedding their masks and travel resumes. The death toll, compiled by John Hopkins...

Filiki Eteria Museum: Odessa’s Mansion where the Greek Revolution was Planned

The Filiki Eteria Museum in Odessa, Ukraine is a beacon of Hellenism, housed as it is in the very place where the Greek War of Independence was conceived and planned. The former Kresnij Pereulok Street home of Greek businessman and...

Ghost Village in Spain Revealed After Drought Empties Reservoir

Drone footage captured the emergence of a ghost village in Spain after a drought drained a dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border. The Aceredo village in the Galicia region of Spain was flooded in 1992 by the Alto Linoso reservoir, which...

Mikey Poulli: The Blind Cypriot Boy Who Stunned the Soccer World

Being blind doesn't stop 10-year-old Greek Cypriot Mikey Poulli, who lives in London, from pursuing his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. After his parents took him for a routine eye exam when he was just six years of...