Return Olympics to Greece. A fresh idea: permanent co-hosting

The pandemic has renewed the idea of bringing the Olympics back to the country that created them permanently.  Over the past few weeks there has been a stream of posts and articles from several sources, as well as various initiatives [...]

By |2021-08-09T17:04:11+00:00August 9th, 2021|Culture, General, History|0 Comments

Biden’s Bicentennial Letter to Greece

US President Joe Biden on Monday sent President Katerina Sakellaropoulou a letter on occasion of Greece celebrating the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution. "I am happy to congratulate the Greek people on the historic anniversary of the two hundred [...]

By |2021-03-23T19:07:34+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Announcements, Culture, General, History|0 Comments

Hagia Sophia and UNESCO

Related: Hagia Sophia The following is a statement released by UNESCO on Hagia Sophia, objecting the turkish decision of turning the Byzantine Cathedral to a mosque.   Hagia Sophia: UNESCO deeply regrets the decision of the Turkish authorities, made without [...]

By |2021-05-25T00:55:54+00:00July 16th, 2020|Byzantium, Culture, Education, General, History|0 Comments

The Fall of Constantinople 1453

By Thanos Voudouris No siege has been as dramatic and consequential as the fall of Constantinople in 1453. When it was over,  the world had changed forever. The Fall of Constantinople (Greek: Ἅλωσις τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως). On a Tuesday,  May 29th [...]

By |2021-03-24T13:44:37+00:00May 27th, 2020|Culture, History|0 Comments

Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance

Commemoration of the Genocide of Hellenes from Pontos This crime was perpetrated just over 100 years ago against the indigenous people of Pontos who inhabit the area along the southern coastline of the Black Sea. Pontian people date their Hellenism [...]

By |2021-05-19T21:57:41+00:00May 19th, 2020|Culture, General, History|0 Comments