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562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was the  ruler of the Byzantine capital. The siege lasted from April...

Pointe-à-Callière Exhibition on Ancient Greeks a Great Hit

The exhibition “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” at the archaeological museum of Pointe-à-Callière in Montreal, Canada, has ended after four successful months. “Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is proud to announce that 132,156 visitors came through...

‘Echoes of the Past’: Kalavryta Holocaust Comes to the Big Screen

TerraMagma Pictures is in the process of producing a new film called "Echoes of the Past" about the Kalavryta Holocaust, that takes a deep look at Greek-German relations and the history of the two countries. The announcement comes at a...

Famous Greek Art Collector Ian Vorres Passes Away

Famous Greek art collector Ian Vorres passed away on Friday, February 27. He was the founder of Vorres Museum, located in Paiania, East Attica, Greece. Vorres Museum was founded in 1983 in order to highlight Greek Art and Greek culture. It...

Historic Bridge in Arta to Be Rebuilt After Collapse

The Greek Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Christos Spirtzis announced today, February 2 that it is technically feasible to restore the historic bridge in Plaka, Arta which collapsed on Sunday due to bad weather conditions. Spirtzis immediately traveled to...

Winter Hospitality Plan for Young Greeks Abroad

The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, Kyriakos Gerontopoulos has decided to extend the summer hospitality programs for Greek children abroad to winter. His plan for a winter program will be implemented in the coming days by the General Secretariat for...

On This Day: Charilaos Trikoupis Declares Greece Bankrupt

“Regretfully, we are bankrupt” is one of the most famous phrases in modern Greek history and was uttered by Prime Minister Charilaos Trikoupis at the Parliament on December 10, 1893, referring to the state's economic situation and its inability to repay its...

Vancouver: Launch of Greek History Themed Book

Canadian author W. Ruth Kozak published her debut work “Shadow Of The Lion (Vol 1): Blood On The Moon” earlier this year. The Greek history based book was presented at a successful book reception in Athens, Greece, while the author...

70 Years Since the Return of Greek Battleship from the Middle East

A century has passed since Greek battleship “G. Averof” sailed into the Faliro bay and was appointed as the flagship of the Hellenic Navy, heading the martial efforts of the Hellenic Nation for self determination and restoration of Hellenism in...

Robin Williams: “Greek History is Something All Mankind Must Bow to”

Robin Williams, during an interview with the Greek newspaper Proto Thema in December 2011, had expressed his admiration for Greece. Williams said that he had come to Greece and visited almost all the islands with a boat. Commenting on the beauty of the...