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Afghan Refugees Entering Italy in Boats Sailing Out of Turkey

Afghan refugees attempting to find sanctuary in Europe washed up in the Calabria region of Southern Italy last week. The refugees, who are hoping to escape the present unrest in their home country at the hands of the Taliban,...

Archeologists Discover Slaves’ Room in Pompeii

A team of archaeologists working at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii on Monday has discovered the ruins of a room in which slaves once lived. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that existed in what is currently known as Campania,...

OXI Day: Why Italy Attacked Greece

When Italy attacked Greece on the Albanian front on October 28, 1940, the Hellenic Armed Forces were expecting the move and were well-prepared

Vassilios Tsavaliaris, The First Victim of the Greco-Italian War

It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack in the Greco-Italian War, at the Greek-Albanian border, in the Pindos Mountains. Vassilios Tsiavaliaris, a 28-year-old Greek...

The Mystery of the Riace Bronzes, Ancient Greek Statues Found in Italy

The mystery over the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues, remains almost half a century after the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August of 1972. To this day, archaeologists and...

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both timeless testaments to the ancient Greeks' colonization of southern Italy in the 8th and 7th...

Godfathers Banned at Sicily Baptisms Due to Mafia Exploitation Fears

Catholic church leaders have banned the naming of baptismal godparents in one Italian diocese amid concern that their role can be exploited by the Mafia. Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic dioceses of Catania, in Sicily, put a three-year...

Magna Graecia: Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Italy

A ship of Greek ceramics from the 7th century BC, discovered in Italy in 2019, sheds new light on Magna Graecia, the area of southern Italy that was founded by ancient Greeks. The ship, submerged at 780 meters depth,...

Greta Thunberg’s “Blah, Blah, Blah” Speech On Climate Crisis Hits a Nerve

Greta Thunberg's famous blah, blah, blah speech on the governments' inaction on the climate crisis brought a response on Thursday by Italy's PM Mario Draghi. Draghi met with climate activists Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate and Martina Comparelli in Milan, during...

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes, Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people -- the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia -- has now been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered...