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The History of the Ancient Greek City of Thebes

The ancient Greek city of Thebes played a central role in the long pageant of Greek history; appearing in many of the age-old legends of Greek mythology, it was part of the Mycenaean civilization during the Bronze Age. Later becoming...

Battle of Plataea: The Decisive Victory Against Persia that Saved Greece

The Battle of Plataea was the final battle of the second Persian invasion of Greece with  the victory of the allied Greek forces putting an end to the Persian ambitions

Demosthenes, the Ancient Greek Orator and Politician

Demosthenes is considered the most important orator of antiquity and of all times, as many of his speeches were studied by students of rhetoric for centuries

Egypt Unveils “Avenue of the Sphinxes” with Spectacular Display

Egypt unveiled on Thursday the renovated "Avenue of the Sphinxes" with a spectacular display aimed at highlighting the country’s archaeological treasures. The avenue at the ancient city of Thebes, now renamed Luxor, is nearly two miles long and about 250...

Young Boy Dies in Fire at Greek Migrant Camp

A seven-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at a migrant camp in Thebes, northwest of Athens, late on Tuesday. The child's nationality was not released.

Moderate Earthquake Hits North of Athens

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit near the town of Thebes some 70 km (45 miles) north of Athens on Wednesday. The epicenter was reported to be 13 km east of Thebes and at a depth...

Eight-Year-Old Greek Girl Hit by Stray Bullet in Critical Condition

An 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after she underwent surgery at Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital in Athens after she was hit by a stray bullet in Thespies village near Thebes on Easter Sunday afternoon. According to police, the incident took...

Migrants Try to Burn Woman Alive in Camp, Four Men Stabbed

A violent fight occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday at the Thebes migrant camp, where a woman was attacked by four individuals who attempted to burn her alive. Four migrants suffered knife wounds during the altercation and were...

4.1 Richter Earthquake Near Thebes Felt in Athens

At approximately 4:54 pm on Sunday the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported an earthquake registering 4.1 Richter jolted Thebes, just north of Athens. The Geodynamic Institute of Athens said that the earthquake registered at 3.8 Richter. The earthquake occurred 6 kilometers...

9 Greek Cities Among Europe's 15 Oldest

"Greece is by far the winner when it comes to historical cities," the non-profit and free educational website OneEurope recently announced, publishing a relevant infographic it conducted based explicitly on factual information. At the top of OneEurope's list, one can find Argos, in Peloponnese. Europe's most historical...