Calamos Supports Greece

Greek letters

The Lost Letters of the Greek Alphabet

The Greek alphabet has changed in many ways over the course of its existence. This is hardly surprising, given that the Greeks have been using it for nearly three millennia. One way in which it has changed is that...

Egyptian Papyrus Featuring Greek Letters is Part of World’s Oldest Book

A fragment of papyrus from ancient Egypt, which once featured Greek letters, may be part of the world's first book, pushing the origins of bookbinding back by centuries, according to researchers. The 10-by-6-inch papyrus fragment, housed in the library of...

Mysterious Greek Inscription on Ancient Sphinx Deciphered

A mysterious inscription on an ancient Sphinx that puzzled scientists for decades has finally been deciphered as Greek writing. For decades, scholars examined the drawing, attempting to decode the inscription. However, they were unsuccessful, perhaps because in an “unusual” break...

Tombs with Death Certificates in Greek Discovered in Egypt

A total of 85 tombs with death certificates written in Greek letters were unearthed in the southern Egyptian province of Sohag, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said Wednesday. The tombs date back to the period from the Old Kingdom...

WHO to Use Greek Alphabet for Covid Variants to Avoid Stigma

WHO decided to use letters from the Greek alphabet for the Covid variants in a bid to simplify discussion while avoiding stigma.