HISTORY


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A pilot lands the MJ755 Spitfire at the Hellenic Air Force’s Dekelia base in Tatoi, north of Athens, on Tuesday, where the historic British fighter jet was welcomed by Greece’s military leadership and UK Ambassador Kate Smith, among other dignitaries.

Left: Queen Amalia’s lady-in-waiting Aspasia Karpouni in typical court dress around 1860 on a visiting card. [Benaki Museum Photographic Archive] Right: A boy dressed as an evzone and a girl in a classic 1940s dress pose for a photograph in Piraeus. [Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation]
CULTURE

The bicentennial of the Greek Revolution is being marked with a plethora of exhibitions and events, some of which are also dedicated to the sartorial side of developments and the symbolism of traditional dress.


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NEWS

The Hellenic Air Force’s historic MJ755 Spitfire, last seen in Attica’s skies 68 years ago, is to fly over the Greek capital once again this Thursday when it returns from the United Kingdom, where it was fully restored and returned to flight-worthy condition.

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CULTURE

The Historical Archive of EYDAP, in co-operation with Clio Muse Tours, have created a new virtual tour of the Marathon Dam and the nearby settlement.

A member of the Pontic Association, dressed in traditional costume, attends the events for the Day of Remembrance of the Genocide of Pontic Greeks in Syntagma, Athens, on Wednesday 19 May 2021. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]
NEWS

Pontic Greek Genocide Remembrance Day, which commemorates the systematic killing of Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greco-Turkish War, was honored on Wednesday by Greek Parliament.


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NEWS

The leader of the main opposition Alexis Tsipras marked the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war, saying “it led to the death and uprooting of a significant part of Hellenism.”



n archaeological excavation in the Czech Republic at Lany, near the border with Austria, on April 24, 2021, a few yards from where a bone scratched with Germanic runes was found. Czech archaeologists say marks found on a cattle bone are sixth-century Germanic runes, in a Slavic settlement but the find has provoked an academic and nationalist brawl. [Akos Stiller/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

In a region long fought over by rival ethnic and linguistic groups, archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered something unusual in these turbulent parts: evidence that peoples locked in hostility for much of the modern era got along in centuries past.

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CULTURE

The downtown Athens residence of famed Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller, who designed some of the Greek capital’s greatest late 19th and early 20th century landmarks, will open to the public for the first time on International Museum Day, on Tuesday.


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NEWS

A study published in AGU Advances, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, challenges the prevailing theory regarding the devastating 365 AD earthquake of Crete and the tsunami that followed off the coast of Egypt, postulating a version fitting the description of Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus.