Greek history

World Greek Language Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with religious leaders and students of the Greek language, praised the mother tongue of the Greek people on Tuesday, the commemoration of World Greek Language Day. "Greek is the language of Homer and Aristotle,"...

The Greek Flag Through the Centuries

The Greek flag, much like Greece itself, has transformed substantially throughout the country's long history. During the long Ottoman occupation, different regions -- and even families -- in Greece flew their own flags, and once the country declared independence in...

The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece

The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture -- or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city...

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking New Research

The Minoan language known as "Linear A" may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet, which can be used to uncover previously-hidden links to the much-better understood Linear B language, which developed later in the prehistoric period. The...

How Greece Plans to Celebrate Bicentennial of 1821 Revolution

The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Revolution against the Ottomans, which eventually led to the formation of the modern Greek state. The bicentennial of Greece's 1821 Revolution and War of Independence is the perfect opportunity for...

Greek Embassy Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, hosted a commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America last Thursday evening. Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated annually worldwide on...

Roman-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off Greece’s Kassos Island

Α Roman-era shipwreck, and evidence of other shipwrecks dating back to Greece's classical and Hellenistic eras, has been discovered in the sea off the island of Kassos, according to a Culture Ministry announcement made on Tuesday. Kassos is the southernmost...

Exquisite Ancient Greek Earring One of Treasures at Boston Museum

An exquisite ancient Greek earring, now housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, still dazzles its admirers fully 2,300 years after it was expertly crafted from pure gold. And it is in good company at Boston's Museum...

Hydra’s Secret History and the Riddle of Its Name

I remember growing up on Hydra every summer in the 1980s, leaving my Salt Lake City, Utah home, to go to our home on my father’s native island.

New Lighting Scheme Completed at Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument

The redesigned lighting for all the major Athenian monuments is now complete, with the new lighting for the temple of Hephaestus and the monument to Philopappos shown for the first time on Tuesday evening in the Greek capital. The lighting...