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Book sheds light on neglected monument


The bitter truth is that it often takes a natural disaster to appreciate our history. The recent earthquake on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, for example, drew attention to the fortress-like Monastery of Strofades, which sustained significant damage in the 6.4-Richter quake.



Students issue fresh appeal for protection of Thessaloniki university


Students from Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University on Monday issued a fresh appeal for the protection of its property and an end to criminal activities on its premises in a letter addressed to the government, the Education Ministry and the Hellenic Police. "Drug trafficking and its consequences... have led to such a state of affairs that cannot be improved without the systematic assistance of police," they said. "The damage wreaked on the 10th anniversary of the murder of [teenager] Alexandros Grigoropoulos [on December 6] has again shown how exposed and defenseless the university is to criminal acts." []