How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis
Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...
April Fool’s Ancient Origins and the Tradition in Greece
The custom of setting aside a day, April Fool's Day, for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbor has been relatively common in the world historically. There are three scenarios regarding the origins of April Fool's Day. Ancient Origins of April Fool's...
Homo Sapiens in Europe Used Bow and Arrow Earlier than Tought
In a cave in the south of France, researchers have found artefacts that suggest Homo sapiens were the first in Europe to use bows and arrows as a kind of weaponry. Archery was used in Europe almost 40,000 years earlier...
Tourism Receipts in Greece Rise to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The Bank of Greece reported on Wednesday that receipts from tourism in 2022 surpassed initial forecasts by 2.6 billion euros, reaching 17.6 million. Total travel revenues in 2022 did not exceed those of the last full year before the pandemic,...
Meteoroid Lights Up Sky Over Northern France
A small asteroid, what some are calling a meteoroid, struck Earth’s atmosphere in the early hours of Monday over northern France creating a stunning shooting star effect. The 1m (3ft) meteoroid. which has been dubbed Sar2667 was seen shortly before...
Fashion Designer Paco Rabanne Dies at 88
Paco Rabanne, best known for his perfumes and fashion designs, has died aged 88 at his home in France. His death was confirmed by Puig, the parent company of his brands, which said he had "marked generations with his radical...
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...
The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City
The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.
Argentina Celebrates World Cup Triumph After Best Final Ever
Argentina's triumph in the World Cup final has sent hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans pouring out onto the streets of Buenos Aires. The rollercoaster game saw Lionel Messi's team give up leads of 2-0 and 3-2 before ultimately prevailing...
Argentina Wins 2022 World Cup After Thriller Game With France
Argentina is the winner of FIFA 2022 World Cup as it defeated France 4-2 at the penalties in the tournament's grand finale in Doha, Qatar.