Olympic Flame for the Paris Games to Sail on a Masted Ship from Greece
The Olympic Flame for the 2024 Paris Games will take to the seas from its birthplace in Greece, arriving aboard a three-masted tall ship in the French port of Marseille. Paris organizers announced the flame’s journey on Friday at City...
The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City
The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.
Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic
Pytheas of Massalia, an ancient Greek geographer, was the first Mediterranean person to reach Great Britain and the Arctic Circle.
Iron Age Finds Point to Mediterranean-Wide Trade in Metals
New analyses of isotopes of ancient copper ingots have disclosed secrets of the surprising range of early Iron Age trade routes and how Mediterranean peoples of that time sourced metals from many areas to create their tools. The ingots, which...
The Intriguing Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City
The Greeks are well known for their ancient tales of glory and tragedy, as well as their civilization's innumerable contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. However, what is lesser-known is that throughout the centuries, they founded scores...
Foreign Ministry Expresses Abhorrence Over Las Vegas and Marseille Terrorist Attacks
The Greek foreign ministry (MFA) expressed its abhorrence on Monday over the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille on Sunday night, and the Greek people's sympathy for the American and French people, respectively, with dual-language messages on Twitter. In tweets...
Ancient Greek Quarry in Marseille Partly Classified as Historic Monument
Discovered by chance during the construction of a building in the center of Marseille, a Greek quarry dating from the 5th century BC will be partly classified. This represents a first victory for the residents against the French city's authorities...
Greek Artist’s Work Exhibited in Marseille
History Zero, the work of Greek artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos, will be on display at MuCEM in Marseille, France. MuCEM is a museum of civilizations where artists are free to explore social issues that have played a major role in...
Sarakatsani at MuCEM
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM- Musée des Civilisations de l`Europe et de la Mediterannée), which will open its doors on June 7 in Marseille, France, will host an exhibition on the cultural identity of Sarakatsani, a...
Greek Art in Mediterranean Civilizations Museum
Forty Greek pieces of art will be included in an exhibition devoted to the Mediterranean civilizations, which will be hosted at the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM- Musée des Civilisations de l`Europe et de la Mediterannée) in...
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