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20-Million-Year-Old Petrified Tree Trunk Discovered on Greek Island of Lemnos

A team of researchers from the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest recently discovered an 8-meter (26-foot) long tree trunk during their excavations on the island of Lemnos, located in the eastern Aegean. The ancient fossilized trunk was...

Quarantined Greek Ferry Given the All Clear After Coronavirus Scare

Greek authorities announced on Thursday afternoon that the tests on a crew member of the ferry that was being held at Lemnos island with 341 passengers and 77 crew members have come back negative for coronavirus. The ''Blue Star Mykonos''...

State's 'First Task' is to Defend Greece's Territory, Says PM

Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has used an official trip to the Aegean islands to recall their role as "hospitable" sanctuaries for refugees fleeing Asia Minor in 1919-1922. Paying a visit to the island of Lemnos, he also used the opportunity...

Series of Events on Lemnos to Commemorate ANZACs that Fell in Gallipoli

The island of Lemnos will be holding a series of events at Mydros on Friday, to commemorate the ANZACs that fell in the notorious Battle of Gallipoli, during World War I. The commemoration ceremonies will start with a memorial service at the...

First Annual Commemoration of the Role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign

On August 13th the Hellenic community of Melbourne celebrated the role of soldiers and nurses who served on Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign. There were over 100 people in attendance at the newly built Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial. The attendants were...

Barrage of Turkish Fighter Jets Fly Over Greece

A barrage of Turkish fighter jets over Greek territory has been marked on Monday noon. Two Turkish fighter jets flew over Oinousses around 1:30 pm and an hour and a half later, the same action was spotted over North-Eastern...

Unveiling of New Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial Announced

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee announced today the details for its forthcoming unveiling of Australia's newest Gallipoli memorial - The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial. The event will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2015 - a hundred years to the...

ANZAC Centenary Exhibition Opens in Canberra

On April 29, 2015 the opening of the art exhibition "Lemnos - the Greek dimension in the ANZAC Centenary" took place in Canberra, as part of the events for the Centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Corps,...

Lemnos – Gallipoli Project: Women in War

Preparations for the Lemnos-Gallipoli Project: Women in War are finally coming to an end. The international cultural project is organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary since the Gallipoli campaign, which cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Thousands of...