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The Con Artist Who Sold the Eiffel Tower Twice

Some con artists stoop quite low in scamming their victims, and Victor Lustig, who twice sold the Eiffel Tower in Paris, proved himself to be no different. Since the beginning of time, con artists have preyed on the innocent and...

Three Dead, Four Injured in Paris Gun Attack

Three people were killed and four were wounded in a gun attack near a Kurdish cultural center in Paris on Friday. Le Parisien newspaper said a 69-year-old man opened fire on a group of people at the Ahmet-Kaya Kurdish cultural...

Ancient Olympia Soil Sent to France for the Paris Olympic Games

Paris is in the final stretch for the 2024 Olympic Games, and, for symbolic reasons, French officials have turned to ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. Representatives of France’s Terre de Jeux 2024 collected soil from...

The Trojan War: History or Myth?

The Trojan War as described magnificently in Homer's Iliad is so vivid that is considered by many as historical fact and not an epic poem

The First Beauty Pageant in the Ancient Greek World

The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's first beauty pageant, set off one of the most important narratives in ancient Greek mythology. While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions,...

Mystery Sarcophagus Discovered Beneath Paris Notre Dame

The mystery sarcophagus discovered beneath the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month is set to reveal its secrets very soon.

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

Formula 1, UEFA Boycott Russia Over Ukraine

Formula 1 and UEFA announced on Friday that their scheduled events in Russia would be moved elsewhere, in a move aimed to penalize the country over its attack on Ukraine. European soccer's governing body, UEFA, will relocate the May 28...

Greece Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops at Libya Conference Debut

Greece called for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya on Friday during an international meeting with leaders from 30 countries and organizations in Paris. The international conference on Libya, aimed at ensuring Libya sticks to a plan to...

Greek Chef is Hollywood Star Scarlett Johansson’s Confidant

Greek chefs are celebrated around the world, so it's no surprise that one of them is friends  with actress Scarlett Johansson. Dimitris Siasiaridis, a successful owner of four Paris restaurants, has become the occasional confidant of the two-time Academy Award...