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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 […]

The Refugees’ Grandmother in Idomeni, Greece

Idomeni is a small village in Macedonia, Greece, near the northern border. There is where a Greek grandmother using her mere monthly €450 pension and whatever her children can give, she stays tall providing shelter and food to those who seek her help. Published on Apr 8, 2016 by the United Nations High Commissioner for […]

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 […]

17 Απριλίου – Let’s do it Greece

“Ενώνουμε τις δυνάμεις μας σε όλη την Ελλάδα για να καθαρίσουμε ολόκληρη τη χώρα μέσα σε μία μόνο μέρα!” Δραστηριότητα του μη κερδοσκοπικού οργανισμού Let’s Do It Greece Χάρτης Δρασεων και επιλογή σημείου εθελοντισμού

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 […]

EUROPE’S ANTI-EU MOOD IS AN OMINOUS SIGN

By: Kimon Valaskakis Special to the MONTREAL GAZETTE May 30 2014 EUROPE’S ANTI-EU MOOD IS AN OMINOUS SIGN MONTREAL — In the elections for the new European Parliament that concluded last Sunday, a Euroskeptic tsunami swept over the continent. Parties heavily critical of the European Union made major electoral advances, particularly in France, Britain and […]

Archimedes: The Greatest Scientist Who Ever Lived

The scientist who personifies the greatest achievements of Greek and Western science was Archimedes. He applied mathematics for the understanding of the natural world and the cosmos. In one of his books, Ψαμμιτης (Psammites), or The Sand-Reckoner, Archimedes attempted to measure the size of the universe by calculating the number of the grains of sand […]

Rethinking Love, Rereading the Romance

The Fifth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies: Rethinking Love, Rereading the Romance School of Film Studies Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece 19-21 June, 2014 Keynote speaker: Deborah Jermyn Plenary speaker: Hsu-Ming Teo Eros, Philia, Agape: for nearly three thousand years, these three Greek terms have been used in the West to triangulate the shifting concept […]

Xylouris – A Family Affair

Greetings, We are Anemon Productions, an independent film company based in Athens, Greece, and think you would be interested in our latest project “A Family Affair.” The documentary follows Greece’s renowned musical clan, the Xylouris family, who originates from the small village, Anogeia, in the island of Crete. “A Family Affair” is a tale of […]

UNESCO and Hagia Sophia

Dear Ms. Janssen, My name is Theodore G. Karakostas and I have been writing to the New York Office of UNESCO for some time, with regard to the issue of the Turkish Government’s announced plans to convert the Greek Orthodox CATHEDRAL into a Mosque. This announcement followed on the heels of the actual conversion of […]