Discovery of Marble Lintel Rewrites Byzantine History of Greece’s Lesvos
The discovery of a 3.50-meter-long marble lintel on Greece's Lesvos is likely to rewrite the island's late Byzantine history, the Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday. The artifact was found during an excavation near the foundations of the Byzantine gate...
Greece Under Fire on Anniversary of Mati Disaster
At least four large fires are cutting a path of destruction across Greece on Saturday, burning homes and businesses, forcing evacuations, pushing into beach resorts, and scorching protected forests and parks. Strong winds and temperatures in the mid-30s Celsius (mid-90s...
Wildfire on Lesvos Island Burns Homes, Businesses; Prompts Evacuations
A large wildfire on the island of Lesvos on Saturday morning has prompted evacuations, burned homes and businesses, and has now moved into Vatera, a beach resort. The blaze started in mountainous forests, according to reports, fueled by strong winds...
Seventh-Century BC Artifacts Unearthed on Greece’s Lesvos
On Lesvos, three buildings were brought to light recently in the excavation of the castle of Agioi Theodoroi, identified as ancient Antissa.
Two-Million-Year-Old Fossils Found on Greek Island of Lesvos
Two-million-year-old fossils were recently uncovered in the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos in a surprise find that shows that very large mammals including horses, cattle, deer, and antelope once grazed its verdant slopes. The bones of these...
Iranian Refugee in Greece Dreams of a New Start after Excelling in Exams
An Iranian refugee in Lesvos, Greece excelled in his high school exams and hopes to secure a place at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Thessaloniki, his top choice. Kouros Durmohamadi Bagi, or Kyros after the king of Persia, as...
Stranded Migrant Gives Birth on a Rocky Islet in Greece
A woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet near Lesvos, Greece on Wednesday after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 Eritreans—24 men and five women—were spotted during a patrol...
Greece Announces Big Drop in Migrant Numbers
On Thursday, Greece announced a massive drop in the number of migrants and asylum seekers in the country, particularly on the Aegean islands. Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis said that the population of migrants on the North Aegean...
Norwegian Photographer Suspected of Espionage Arrested on Greece’s Lesvos
Internationally acclaimed Norwegian photographer Knut Bry was arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, suspected of espionage. According to local media stonisi, he was arrested for taking pictures of the Greek Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Citing Coast Guard...
Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece
Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The victims, among them children and women, were migrants who started out from the Turkish coast...