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Climate Change Kills More Elephants than Poaching, Kenya Says

Wildlife and Tourism officials in Kenya say that climate change is killing more elephants in Kenya than poaching. It also poses the biggest threat to the conservation of their lives. The illegal slaughter of elephants in search for ivory in Kenya used...

Tanzania Footprints Hint at Origin of Humans Walking Upright

A recent study shows that prehistoric footprints found in Tanzania may hold the key to understanding how early humans began walking upright. The footprints, which were fossilized in volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago, are shedding new light on the...

Mummification in Egypt 1,000 Years Older Than Thought

The science behind mummification in Egypt is around a thousand years older than previously thought according to new evidence. The advanced embalming processes used in the preservation of the body of Egyptian nobleman Khuwy clearly show that these ancient people...

Arab DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration From Africa

Recent studies on Arab DNA confirmed what researchers have believed for many years but hadn't been able to prove definitively. Testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever...

Greeks Support Orphanage in Niger, Africa

More than 100 orphans in the impoverished nation of Niger in western Africa are attending school thanks to a group of Greeks who organized financial help through Facebook. Fragkiska Megaloudi, a native of Greece, energized Greek philotimo on the...

Yianni Melas, the Greek Modern-Day Indiana Jones of Gems

World-acclaimed gems explorer and human rights activist Yianni Melas has been budded the modern-day Indiana Jones of gems.

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

Denmark to Send Immigrants to Rwanda

Rather than allowing immigrants to live in Denmark, they will be sent to Rwanda, where Danish officials will manage their asylum cases. In a joint declaration on bilateral cooperation, the two nations stated that they were  “exploring the establishment of...

George Bizos: The Greek Lawyer Who Saved Nelson Mandela

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer, who died on September 9, 2020, fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence. Along with serving as Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, George Bizos was also one of the three writers...

2000 Year Old Fetus Found Inside Egyptian Mummy

A 2000-year-old fetus was discovered in the belly of an Egyptian mummy by Polish reseachers recently, the first time in history that such a find has ever been recorded. The Warsaw Mummy Project, headed by bio-archeologist Marzena Ożarek-Szilke from the...

Volcano, Climate Change Caused Destruction of Greek City in Egypt

The hiatus in Berenike, a Hellenistic city in Egypt, was a combination of volcanic eruptions and drought, scientists say

Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens

At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt. 

Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

Largest Pink Diamond in 300 Years Discovered in Angola

A big Pink Diamond dubbed Lulo Rose has been discovered in the central African country of Angola, and it’s claimed to be the largest in the last 300 years. The rare 170-carat stone was found at the Lulo alluvial diamond...

The Greek Pioneers Who Dug the Suez Canal

Greece has been connected to the Suez Canal since it was first envisioned as a pie-in-the-sky project in the mid-nineteenth century.