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  • The Forgotten History of Greece’s Kingdom of Thessalonica
    by Nick Kampouris on 23/04/2024 at 16:30

    In the turbulent years following the conquest of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, a number of newly-born Latin and Byzantine Greek states emerged. These states were established to fill the power vacuum left by the shattered and tired Eastern Roman Empire, known today as the Byzantine Empire. Among these new states was the

  • Royal Navy Names Submarine after Greek King Agamemnon
    by Matthew Norman on 23/04/2024 at 15:38

    The Royal Navy’s latest Astute Class submarine built by BAE Systems – due to be launched later this year – has been officially named Agamemnon, after the ancient Greek king. Agamemnon was officially named at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and is the sixth of seven Astute Submarines being built by the company.

  • State Department Report Criticizes Greece’s Record on Human Rights
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 13:36

    There were “no significant changes” in the human rights situation in Greece over the past year, the US State Department said in its annual report which includes, however, a list of issues about the treatment of migrants, police, and the use of spyware. The report says “significant human rights issues included credible reports of cruel,

  • Shipwreck From the War of Independence Discovered Off Greece
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 13:01

    A shipwreck believed to be connected to the Greek War of Independence in 1821-1829 was discovered recently off the coast of Halkidiki, northern Greece. In its wooden hull two cannons and a one-and-a-half-meter-long rifle, called kariofili, which Greek revolutionaries widely used, were also discovered. The shipwreck is about 80 meters from the shore of the

  • Has the Location of Plato’s Grave Been Found in Athens?
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 11:31

    An Italian archaeologist says he has found the exact location of Plato’s grave in the Platonic Academy in Athens after deciphering the Herculaneum papyri. The Herculaneum papyri are a collection of over 1,800 ancient scrolls discovered in the 18th century. They were unearthed in the Villa of the Papyri, a luxurious Roman estate located in

  • World Spending in Military Reaches Record $2.4 Trillion in 2023
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 11:11

    The world spent $2.4 trillion on military forces in 2023, the highest amount ever recorded by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). SIPRI has been monitoring military expenditures since 1949 and found in its annual report released on Monday that in 2023 they rose to 2.3 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Elafonisos Island: A Little Piece of Greek Heaven
    by Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi on 23/04/2024 at 10:27

    Visiting Elafonisos in Greece is an unforgettable experience because of the unsurpassed natural beauty this small island has to offer.

  • Ancient Greeks Invented World’s First Telecommunications Device
    by Philip Chrysopoulos on 23/04/2024 at 09:39

    The hydraulic telegraph, invented by the ancient Greeks, had the capacity to send long-distance messages as early as the fourth century BC. The ingenious apparatus is dubbed as the world’s first telecommunications device. It was designed for military purposes by Aeneas Tacticus with the purpose of more efficiently sending pre-arranged messages across the vast empire

  • President Sakellaropoulou Visits the Greek Community in Uruguay
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 08:43

    The President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou met members of the vibrant Greek community of Uruguay during her official visit to the country at the invitation of President Luis Lacalle Pou. It is the first visit of the President of the Hellenic Republic to Uruguay. Uruguay is a country of philhellenes. Ancient Greece features prominently in

  • Ancient Greek Theater of Dodona Being Restored to Former Glory
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 23/04/2024 at 07:53

    The ancient Greek sanctuary and theater of Dodona located in Epirus, northwestern Greece, are part of a uniquely historic site in the country, home to the oldest oracle, which even predated that of the more universally-known Delphi. The theater is now being restored to its former glory. The Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, said on Monday

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