Archive for category history

36 Hours in Athens

From the ancient Acropolis to a daring Renzo Piano-designed cultural center, the Greek capital is luring record numbers of tourists to explore its monuments, new and old. See full article published in The New York Times

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The Travesty of BBC/Netflix

History Vs. Μisinformation The new tv series “Troy:  Fall of a City” is a BBC/Netflix production.  This production features the historical hero, Achilles, who was also glorified by Greek Mythology.  His physical description and demeanor have been documented from antiquity by historians and philosophers-poets. The casting of Achilles by BBC/Netflix is a travesty.  What’s the reasoning for the rewriting […]

Campaign for the Return of Venus de Milo to Milos Island

There is a new call for the Venus de Milo to be returned to its ancient home… more here

Eratosthenes

Here is a short 2 minute video depicting in simple terms Eratosthenes accurate calculation of the circumference of the earth, 2,200 years ago, with just a stick and his brain: http://www.greece.org/blogs/scholars/?page_id=2769

Ode to Lesvos

An Inspirational Story of the Lesvos, Greece, Islanders on the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis. (click on title to see the story).

“Ιθάκη” του Καβάφη

Constantine Cavafy uses Homer’s “Odyssey” as a metaphor for the journey of life. Ithaca Ο Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης χρησιμοποιεί την “Οδύσσεια” του Ομήρου ως μεταφορά για το ταξίδι της ζωής. Video and poem – Ithaca

Let’s Stand Up for Hagia Sophia

“On Monday, the Foreign Ministry in Athens condemned the decision by Turkish authorities to allow a daily reading from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, describing it as “verging on bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.” “Muslim rituals in a monument of […]

The Greeks – An Amazing Exhibition

Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. More Than 500 Greek Artifacts Make Final Stop on 4-city Tour. See also: Priceless Ancient Treasures Leave Greece for First Time (with video) The Greeks – National Geographic TV Special (with video) The Greeks, 3-page photo-sheet/brochure in PDF Take an extraordinary […]

Priceless Ancient Treasures Leave Greece for First Time

An amazing video showing how priceless artifacts were transported from Greece to USA for the exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. The exhibit will begin on June 1st 2016. Museum of National Geographic – May 26, 2016 – Get an inside look at the largest collection of ancient Greek treasures ever to […]

The Greeks – National Geographic Special

A 3-part National Geographic Special premiers June 21, 28, and July 5 on Public Broadcast Stations (PBS). The series will coincide with the ‘Greeks’ Exhibition to open June 1 at National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. More Than 500 Greek Artifacts […]