HISTORY


Palamas’ residence at stake
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This graffiti-scrawled iron door in the Athens district of Plaka leads to the house where celebrated Greek poet Kostis Palamas died in 1943.


Asia Minor refugees remembered in Technopolis show
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An archive photo from the US Library of Congress’ National Red Cross Photograph Collection shows refugees from the 1922-24 Asia Minor Disaster at an unidentified location in downtown Athens soon after their arrival, as the country grappled with the influx of millions of ethnic Greeks from Turkey

A parallel story of the urban landscape
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Remnants of a bygone era, like the old commercial sign seen in the photograph, mesh to present an alternative history of the Greek capital and serve as a legacy of its design traditions.


What junta?
OPINION

I was opinionated. Tough. And naive as a teenager can be. In retrospect, I think that my mother had decided that she and my father needed a rest. (I was her fourth child, born 25 years after her first.)

Greek PM meets Prince Charles at Dumfries House
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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (r) on Tuesday paid a visit to Dumfries House, an 18th-century estate in Scotland, following an invitation by the Prince of Wales to discuss possible best practices for the former royal family’s summer palace at Tatoi, northwest of Athens.



Officials mark 107th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
NEWS

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Sunday that “constant vigilance and reaction against discrimination, violence, and hate toward our fellow humans is an obligation we all have,” and a “basic condition for the peaceful coexistence of peoples,” in a message to mark the 107th anniversary of Armenian Genocide.

Holy Week in Smyrna in 1920
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Easter outside Agia Fotini Church in Smyrna in 1920. Orthodox Easter in the city (modern-day Izmir in Turkey) on the coast of Asia Minor was always the biggest holiday of Christians in the East.


Culture Ministry to spruce up Thermopylae monument, surrounding area
CULTURE

As part of the effort to regenerate the historic area of Thermopylae in Central Greece, the Culture Ministry in collaboration with the Municipality of Lamia has commissioned a series of studies to highlight the battlefield itself, including ancient and modern monuments.

The ‘right side’of history
OPINION

When the Greek War of Independence broke out 201 years ago in March 1821, we Greeks were on the “wrong side of history,” shaped as it was by the rulers of Europe, but we were “on the side of justice and liberty.”