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Greek Island of Naxos Celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

NAXOS, Greece - The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity. Others, such as the now-famous Lampadiforia (Torch Parade) are more recent but have...
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Naoussa Celebrates the Custom of “Janissaries and Boules” (Videos)

NAOUSSA, Greece - The mirth, the pleasantries, the teases and mainly the disguises dominate the Carnival in Naoussa, Central Macedonia, a period totally different from any other part of the year. The Carnival in Naoussa...
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Greece Helps Balkan Initiative in Multiple Myeloma Treatment

ATHENS – The Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Unit of the Medical Faculty Therapeutic Clinic of the National University of Athens is taking an initiative in the Balkans for the better treatment of multiple myeloma patients. Although...
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ToposText, Finder of Ancient Greece, Nominee for Digital Humanity Award

ATHENS - The webpage and application ToposText has been nominated for the international Digital Humanities Awards 2016 in the category of Best Use of Digital Humanities for Public Engagement, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation announced on...
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In Florence, Greece Pushes Return of Parthenon Marbles

ROME – Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou participated in a roundtable on the Parthenon Marbles in the context of an international scientific meeting on Archaeology held in Florence. In a statement to Athens Macedonian News Agency,...
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Tension Rises Over Turkish Live Fire Military Exercise in Aegean

ATHENS - A Turkish live fire military exercise in Greek waters of the eastern Aegean Sea has ramped up anxiety between the countries again. Speaking to Kathimerini newspaper on condition of anonymity, a Greek diplomatic source...
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Albania Promotes Underwater Archaeology and Greek Amphorae for Tourism

TIRANA, Albania — Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries. The Albanian National...
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6 Greeks Inducted into US National Academy of Engineering

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, among them 6 Greek researchers (3 in each category). This brings the total US membership to...
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Albania Stops Smugglers of 230 Artifacts From Ancient Greek Apollonia

TIRANA, Albania — Albanian police say they have prevented the smuggling of 230 archaeological artifacts from ancient Apollonia and have arrested two people. A statement Sunday said pots, vases, parts of ceramic bottles and other...
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Thessaloniki Neighborhood Cleared Out for WWII Bomb Disposal

THESSALONIKI — About 72,000 residents were cleared from a neighborhood in Greece’s second-largest city as munitions experts on Feb. 12 began trying to neutralize a massive WWII unexploded bomb. Officials sealed off the area up...