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Greek President Attends Historic Siege of Tripolis Commemoration

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended events commemorating the bicentennial of the siege of Tripolis by Greeks struggling for independence from the Ottoman Turks. The siege of Tripolitsa, Greece (today’s city of Tripolis) was a pivotal moment in...

Greek Filmmaker to Shoot Independence Epic in Amfissa

The Delphi region -- home to some of Greece's most outstanding archeological sites -- will play host to a new movie about the country's 19th-century independence struggle. Director Vasilis Tsikaras' new movie Siege is to begin shooting in Amfissa in April...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was the  ruler of the Byzantine capital. The siege lasted from April...