Italy

Greek Student in Italy Seriously Injured After Stabbing by Ex-Boyfriend

A Greek student in the Italian city of Turin has sustained serious injuries after her former boyfriend stabbed her in the neck and chest.

The Mystery Over the Ancient Greek Masterpieces Recovered Off Italy

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

Experts Unearth Spectacular Street Food Shop in Pompeii, Italy

A fascinating discovery of a spectacular street food shop was made recently by archaeologists in Pompeii, southern Italy. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby, in what appears to be a proper street food shop,...

The Greek Monastery Thriving in the Epicenter of Catholicism Near Rome

A remnant of ten monks belonging to the Byzantine rite Basilian order, loyal to the Pope but clinging to their traditional Greek liturgies, are against all odds keeping the faith alive and managing to thrive as book restorers in...

Archaeologists Uncover Two Well Preserved Bodies at Pompeii

Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered the perfectly preserved bodies of two men who died together at a villa just outside of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. The men were relatively young when they were killed after Mt. Vesuvius...

81-Year-Old Man Serenades Wife Outside Covid-19 Hospital

Stefano Bozzini, an 81-year old man living in Castel San Giovanni, Italy, decided to serenade his hospitalized wife by playing a selection of her favorite songs on his accordion on the street below on Monday. Unable to be with his...

Ancient Greek Lion from the Port of Piraeus Now Adorns Venice’s Arsenal

The story of the Piraeus Lion is one of several which are part of Greece's long history of ancient sculpted masterpieces -- and their subsequent looting, which has meant that many of them are now scattered in museums and...

Eighty Years Later Greece Repeats Its Historic OXI, This Time to Turkey

It has been 80 years since the great "OXI!" Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said to the fascist powers of Italy, yet the events of the days leading to October 28, 1940 are similar to today, as Greece says...

Ancient Greek and Roman Statues Re-Emerge After Decades in Storage

One of the most important private collections of ancient Greek and Roman marble sculptures opened to the general public for the first time in Rome last week. The 90 works from the Torlonia Collection -- the most prestigious private collection...

Greek Relatives Provide Blood Samples to Help ID Fallen Soldiers from Greek-Italian War

  The remains of Greek soldiers from Western Macedonia who died during the Greek-Italian war of 1940-1941 in Albania will be identified through blood samples provided by living relatives in the region, authorities said on Friday. Western Macedonia regional director George...