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Ancient Skulls Found in Greece Show Signs of Complex Surgery

An ancient skull that was discovered by anthropologists in the Paliokastro area of the island of Thasos, Greece shows signs of complicated surgery. The skull, which dates from the early Byzantine period -- the fourth to the seventh century AD...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the Greek city of Veria was the second most important town after Aigai in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most important city of the Byzantine empire from the 11th...

The Spectacular Peach Blossoms of Imathia, Greece

Every spring, the Greek region of Imathia turns into a spectacular quilt of hot pink and vivid green due to the blossoms of its famed peach trees that line the entire plain, located in central Macedonia. Everyone on Earth has...

When a Greek Woman Met the Jewish Family She Saved During Holocaust

In 2019, 92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time in Jerusalem the descendants of a Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust. One by one, the 40 descendants of the...

Unfinished Roman-era Statue Unearthed in Veria, Greece

An unfinished Roman-era statue made of marble was unearthed in an excavation in Veria recently, according to a statement issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday. The statue, which does not have a head, is three-fifths life size;...

Forgotten Sculpture of Alexander the Great Found in Greek Museum's Storage

An ancient sculpture of Alexander the Great was recently discovered in a Greek museum's storage room, a leading archaeologist revealed recently on Facebook. Angeliki Kottaridi said the sculptural portrait of the Macedonian king had been forgotten for years in the...

A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek region of Macedonia, to the Panagia Soumela Monastery in present-day Turkey, near the city of...

First Conviction for Spreading False News on the Web in Greece

The First Misdemeanor Court of Veria convicted a website owner for spreading false news on the internet, making this the first court conviction regarding an internet hoax. The perpetrator received a six-month jail sentence, a three-year suspension and a 500-euro...

Locals Throw Pigs' Heads at Migrant Camp Gate in Greece

Locals threw pigs' heads at the gates of a new migrant camp near Veria in northern Greece, protesting the arrival of six buses full of refugees. On Saturday night, the first six buses carrying refugees and migrants arrived at the army camp...

British Police Return to Greece in Search of Missing Toddler

Police in the UK have agreed to travel to Greece in order to search for missing Ben Needham, a child that went missing in 1991 on the Greek island of Kos. On July 24, 1991, British toddler Ben Needham was 21...