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Tag: ancient Greece

Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

Greek figs

Greek figs- One of the world’s most nutritious foods

Figs have been popular in the Mediterranean since ancient times; reported to have been first cultivated in Egypt and then spread first to Ancient Greece. Nowadays Greece is one of the largest…

Protomagia

‘Protomagia’ traditions and customs

Protomagia (May 1st) is International Labour Day in Greece and it is a holiday where people traditionally go to the countryside for picnics, to fly kites and to gather flowers. Today, Greeks…

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US President issues proclamation on Greek Independence Day

Donald Trump, Prime Minister of the United States has issued a proclamation on Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, which you can read here- Our…

USA seeks greater cultural collaboration with Greece 13

USA seeks greater cultural collaboration with Greece

The US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt met with Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Wednesday, where he emphasised the need for greater collaboration with Greece on cultural issues. The meeting comes…

Glimpse through stunning Hellas House in Shanghai 15

Glimpse through stunning Hellas House in Shanghai

Walking passed Hellas House in the centre of Shanghai would have you believe you were in the upscale Athenian suburb of Kolonaki or Kifissia, however, this stunning Greek Culture and Lifestyle Centre…

Macleod Beaton

President Honours UK Professor for contribution to Greek culture

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos honoured Professor Macleod Beaton, Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History at the University of London, at a special ceremony at the Presidential Mansion on Monday. The President…

Turkey wipes out traces of Greek civilisation in Smyrna 26

Turkey wipes out traces of Greek civilisation in Smyrna

By Uzay Bulut  On June 21, Turkish media reported that the Saint-Jean Theologos Greek Girls School in Smyrna, now known as Izmir, which has been empty since the extermination of the city’s Greek Christians in 1922,…

Preserving the Ancient Greek Martial Art form- Pankration 33

Preserving the Ancient Greek Martial Art form- Pankration

By Stamatina Mylonas Many people may not know this, but in ancient Greece there was a widely popular and respected form of martial arts called Pankration.  The name stems from the Greek…

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