Happy Valentine’s Day lovers! We all know that Greeks don’t need it to be Valentine’s Day to be a great lover, as we are great lovers every day. But did you know that the origins for the holiday and many of its symbols are have roots squarely planted in Ancient Greece?
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The inscription was deciphered by Dr. Leah Di Segni of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and it refers to “Blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate life” and died on February 9th. The stone dates from the late sixth–early seventh centuries CE.
“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.
In an amazing discovery, a large head of an ancient statue has been found just meters below the ground during a routine road upgrade in Athens. Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis says he is filled with “pride and admiration” for the beautiful and unique Athens.
Archeologists uncovered a 1,700-year-old statue of a female from the Hellenistic period in the ancient…