Month: January 2021

News Arts

Nana Mouskouri: The Highest Selling Female Artist Worldwide

At 86 years old, the world famous singer Nana Mouskouri has sold more albums than any other female artist worldwide and has been a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF for over 20 years. The beautiful voice of Nana was born in Greece on the island of Crete. We wanted to share a beautiful glimpse of her […]

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News History

The Legendary Shield of Achilles

In the epic Homer poem ‘The Iliad’ there are 134 verses dedicated to the shield of Achilles. In Greek Mythology, Achilles lost his armor after lending it to Patroclus. Patroclus gets killed in the battle of Hector and his weapons are taken as booty. Then the mother of Achilles, Thetis, asks the god Hephaestus to forge […]

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News Arts

12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Legendary Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas will always be remembered as the most legendary Greek-American actor, singer, and director of the 20th century. Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas was born in Garden City, New York on January 21, 1922 and passed away to prostate cancer on January 22, 1994. In attendance at his funeral were: Nicolette Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston, Frank Sinatra, and many more celebrities. […]

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Sports

Greece Women’s Water Polo Advance to Semi Final Tokyo Olympics Qualifier

Congratulations to the women’s water polo team! The talented Greek girls are headed for the semi final Olympics qualifier tomorrow in Trieste, Italy (January 23, 2021) after destroying Slovakia today 22-3 in the FINA Women’s Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament. Women’s Water Polo finally returned just 6 months before the Tokyo Olympics. The FINA Women’s […]

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News

1,500 Year Old Ancient Greek Inscription “Christ, born of Mary” Found in Israel

The Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday that a 1,500-year-old Ancient Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was discovered in northern Israel. At the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic era, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric pattern, the archaeologists found the inscription engraved. The discovery was […]

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News

18th Century Stolen Greek Icons Returned to Greece from Lebanon

On Tuesday, two eighteenth-century religious Orthodox icons portraying Jesus and the Virgin Mary were returned to Greece from Lebanon. The valuable icons were stolen from a show in Athens in 2016 and are in very good condition. During an auction, they were confiscated, a judicial source said. The investigation was initiated by Lebanon, but it […]

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News

The Greek Archbishop That Marched With Martin Luther King Jr.

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos marched hand-in-hand with the King in Selma, unlike other church figures, where civil rights marchers protested against segregation and for equal voting rights. Such acts were not common, and certainly not covered, back in 1965. “Iakovos was threatened,” says one close assistant and friend of the archbishop, “but he never […]

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News

2,500 Year Old Corinthian Helmet Discovered in Romanian House

A very rare and unusual item has been discovered by Romanian police. Officers have discovered a bronze Corinthian helmet in Last county while doing a house search of suspected stolen goods from archeological sites. The priceless Greek helmet is believed to belong to the National Cultural Heritage and is over 2,500 years old. The two […]

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News History

Alexander the Great Series to be Filmed in Greece

We have some great news for history buffs coming in 2021. As we are still living with a raging global pandemic and leaving behind a cinematically boring 2020. We can’t wait for this much anticipated, high profile, Alexander the Great TV series from the production company of Ben Silverman and Propogate. The Alexander the Great […]

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Sports

Greece Wins 1st Place in Mens Water Polo Super Final 2021

Greece is widely known for their great Olympic athleticism and gold medal wins in many sports like pole vault, basketball, pistol shooting, water polo and more. After all it was the Greeks that invented the Olympics! Ha! There you go! For the last 10 months the world has been on pause and so has the […]

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