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Celebrating March 25 – The Greek Revolution

Each year, Hellenes all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25, which is a national holiday in Greece. Today marks the 201st anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This is when Greeks remember their long struggle against the Ottoman Empire, an effort that eventually leads to Greece’s independence.

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The Parthenon Marbles Return to Greece

Described as an “Ocean’s Eleven minus Brad Pitt meets Dan Brown, Byron and Thucydides”, ‘The Aegean Seven’ is a new historical fiction by Billy Cotsis for those who want to know more about the period in which and how the Parthenon Sculptures were taken. Despite many of the characters being purely fiction, the novel lays out what happened and how it happened on the eve of the Greek Revolution and freedom.

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Greek PM Urges for Talks with UK, Offers to Loan Treasures to British Museum in Exchange for Parthenon Sculptures

“The obligation to return the Parthenon sculptures lies squarely with the UK government.” Greek PM Kriakos Mitsotakis calls for talks with the UK, offers to loan treasures to the British Museum in exchange for the Parthenon sculptures.