The northern Cycladic island of Kea (Tzia) recently paid tribute to American archaeologist Miriam Caskey for her contribution to the excavation of Aghia Irini, a key stopping point on trade routes across the Aegean Sea during the Bronze Age.
The American Film Institute has ranked weird wave Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's “The Favorite” in fifth place among its Top 10 movies for 2018, after the period comedy drama was nominated for five Golden Globes.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy.
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 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." [Thestival.gr]