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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 […]

Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame from Olympia, Greece

Rio, Brazil, 2016 IOC President says Games at Rio, Brazil, 2016 ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’ The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). Olympic.org writes: “The lighting marks the symbolic start of […]

Olympic Games of 1896 – The 1st Olympiad

Today, April 6th, marks the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens, Greece, between 6 and 15 April 1896. The first Olympiad hosted 250 male athletes from 14 nations who competed in 9 different sports in 43 events. Competition took place in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, where 80,000 spectators were […]

The Olive Tree (η Ελιά)

The olive tree By Kostis Palamas (ΚΩΣΤΗΣ ΠΑΛΑΜΑΣ) Η ΕΛΙΑ Eίμαι του ήλιου η θυγατέρα H πιο απ’ όλες χαϊδευτή. Xρόνια η αγάπη του πατέρα Σ’ αυτόν τον κόσμο με κρατεί. Όσο να πέσω νεκρωμένη, Aυτόν το μάτι μου ζητεί. Eίμ’ η ελιά η τιμημένη. Δεν είμ’ ολόξανθη, μοσχάτη Tριανταφυλλιά ή κιτριά· Θαμπώνω της ψυχής […]

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