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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete
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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete

Panos - Sep 18, 2017

A local high school teacher has been arrested for the theft of fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, on the island…

Greeks have the lowest visit rate to museums in the EU
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Greeks have the lowest visit rate to museums in the EU

Panos - Sep 18, 2017

Only 16.9% of Greeks, compared to 43.4% of the European population, visited an archaeological site, a historic monument, a museum…

Did Ancient Greece Worship Earthquakes? Sacred Sites Built On Fault Lines
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Did Ancient Greece Worship Earthquakes? Sacred Sites Built On Fault Lines

Panos - Sep 13, 2017

The ancient Greeks may have worshiped earthquakes, purposely building temples and other important structures directly above fault lines. But the…

Large Mycenaean-era engraved tomb discovered in south-central Greece
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Large Mycenaean-era engraved tomb discovered in south-central Greece

Panos - Sep 12, 2017

One of the biggest Mycenaean-era engraved tombs discovered in recent decades has been pinpointed near the south-central Greece town of…

Beba Blanche, Femme Fatale of Greek Popular Music in the 60s, Dies at 73
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Beba Blanche, Femme Fatale of Greek Popular Music in the 60s, Dies at 73

Panos - Sep 08, 2017

Legendary singer Beba Blanche died aged 73 on Thursday morning. Born Angeliki Konstantopoulou the singer was suffering from severe anemia…

Mycenaean Tombs Discovered in Nemea Excavations
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Mycenaean Tombs Discovered in Nemea Excavations

Panos - Aug 30, 2017

New burial monuments were unearthed and studied during the second period of the ongoing excavation in Nemea, which was completed…

Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1.500-year-old Greek mosaic
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Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1.500-year-old Greek mosaic

Panos - Aug 24, 2017

Computer science reimagines Hagia Sophia’s acoustics, offers journey back in… A 1.500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been…

Two Germans detained in Chania for possession of antiquities
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Two Germans detained in Chania for possession of antiquities

Panos - Aug 23, 2017

Two German nationals were detained in Chania, on the island of Crete, on Tuesday, after coast guard officials found antiquities…

Funeral of Zoe Laskari to take place at St. Dionysius Cathedral
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Funeral of Zoe Laskari to take place at St. Dionysius Cathedral

Panos - Aug 22, 2017

Relatives, friends and fans will bid a final farewell to Greek actress Zoe Laskari today, whose funeral services are scheduled…

Rare ancient Greek temple unearthed in Jordan
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Rare ancient Greek temple unearthed in Jordan

Panos - Aug 18, 2017

A “first-of-its-kind” Hellenistic temple in the Levant region has been discovered in Umm Qais, an archaeologist said on Monday. An…

Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting ‘Computer’ 2,000 Years Ago
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Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting ‘Computer’ 2,000 Years Ago

Panos - Aug 16, 2017

More than 2,000 years before the Great American Solar Eclipse, which will darken the skies over the U.S. on Aug.…

The 1st floor of Kos’ Archaeological Museum reopens!
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The 1st floor of Kos’ Archaeological Museum reopens!

Panos - Aug 14, 2017

The first floor of the Archaeological Museum of Kos will be accessible to the public as of Saturday, August 5,…

Classic Greek tragedies awfully similar to today’s politics
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Classic Greek tragedies awfully similar to today’s politics

Panos - Aug 14, 2017

If anyone can help us understand the bewildering times we’re living in, it’s the ancient Greeks. At least, that’s the…

What Thucydides teaches us about war, politics & the human condition
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What Thucydides teaches us about war, politics & the human condition

Panos - Aug 11, 2017

The ancient Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War, who lived almost 2,500 years ago, makes the title of Graham Allison’s…

Art of Stone: Tinos’ Museum of Marble Crafts
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Art of Stone: Tinos’ Museum of Marble Crafts

Panos - Aug 04, 2017

Ever wondered how huge hunks of marble are shaped into exquisite works of art? Tinos’s Museum of Marble Crafts reveals…

Greece’s disappearing whistled language
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Greece’s disappearing whistled language

Panos - Aug 02, 2017

For some 2,500 years, residents of this mountainous village have used an astonishing language that only they understand. But there…

Temple of Apollo Epicurius – The architecture of the divine
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Temple of Apollo Epicurius – The architecture of the divine

Panos - Aug 01, 2017

In the central Peloponnese, at Vasses in ancient Figaleia, at an elevation of 1.130 metres, stands the eternally proud temple…

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs
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Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

Panos - Jul 28, 2017

After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where…

Museums and archaeological sites open on weekend
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Museums and archaeological sites open on weekend

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Museums and archaeological sites in Attica will be open over the weekend after the union of the Panhellenic Federation of…

Acropolis Museum open until midnight for August full moon; concert also scheduled
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Acropolis Museum open until midnight for August full moon; concert also scheduled

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

The New Acropolis Museum, the country’s most popular and cutting-edge museum, will again mark August’s full moon with special events.…