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  • Large cross on Lesbos leveled to the ground because it could be 'offensive to Muslim migrants'

    10/11/2018 8:02:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 11 October 2018
    The ancient mythical Greek island of Lesbos is today better known as anchorage ground for human traffickers and the problems and conflicts that have arisen in connection with the boat traffic. It is now reported that a large cross monument on the Greek Orthodox Christian island has been levelled to the ground. This after a group claiming to promote intercultural coexistence argued that the cross could be perceived as offensive to the predominantly Muslim boat migrants. The cross monument was built on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, in memory of people who have died in the...
  • SALONIKA

    10/09/2018 3:39:56 PM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/09/2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Last night, we returned from a two week trip to Greece. We visited Athens, Crete, and Thessaloniki. Athens and Crete are familiar American tourist destinations. Thessaloniki is not, and for good reason. It’s interesting, but not interesting enough to cause many American tourists to visit it. We went because it’s where my wife’s father was born. At that time, in the early years of the last century, Salonika (as the city was called) was one of the most fascinating cities in the world. My wife and I arrived 100 years too late. Thessaloniki, Greece’s second most populous city, is located...
  • Mycenaean Tomb found intact Nemea

    10/08/2018 11:32:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Kathimerini ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | unattributed
    An intact tomb from the early Mycenaean era (1650-1400 BC) has been unearthed by archaeologists in the region of Nemea, southern Greece. According to the Culture Ministry, the tomb is among the largest ever found in the region and is set apart by the short yet wide path leading to its entrance along with other features that place it in the early phase of the Mycenaean civilization. It was found in a Mycenaean cemetery in Aidonia. The Mycenaean civilization, with its palatial states, urban organization, sophisticated art and writing system, flourished in Greece in the 17th-12th centuries BC.
  • Erdogan: Turkey will defend rights in Aegean, East Med

    10/08/2018 10:15:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | Columbus Day, October 8, 2018 | Vassilis Nedos
    Turkey will defend its sovereign rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday in Ankara’s latest warning against hydrocarbon exploration off the coast of Cyprus. “We have a duty to protect [our rights],” Erdogan told a meeting of party officials, adding that standing up for its rights has given Turkey its existing “political, economic and social stature.” “We have been able to achieve this not only by taking action against certain people at home but also by standing up to the world’s biggest economic and military powers,” Erdogan said. Asked about...
  • Where Did the Philistines Come From?

    10/03/2018 2:50:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | September 22, 2018 | Staff
    While uncovering an impressive destruction level dating to the second half of the ninth century B.C.E., when Gath was the largest of the five cities of the Philistines and perhaps the largest city in the Land of Israel during the Iron Age, excavators found an exceptionally well preserved horned altar reminiscent of the Israelite horned altars described in the Bible (Exodus 27:1–2; 1 Kings 1:50)... But why does this altar have only two horns, when we know from the Bible and excavated examples that the altars of both the Israelites and, later, the Philistines, typically had four horns? The fact...
  • Rich finds by excavation at Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Great Gods on Samothrace island

    10/03/2018 2:44:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | September 29, 2018
    Emory University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University completed a summer of excavations at the Sanctuary of Great Gods on Samothrace in northern Greece on August 8... focused on the stoa in the western section of the sanctuary and the monuments on the terrace it stood on, as well as on the publication of the area's findings.Emory professor Bonna Wescoat was top excavator for a new five-year research project, carried out through the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and supervised by the Evros Ephorate of Antiquities... Findings suggest that there was religious activity on...
  • Dating the Ancient Minoan Eruption of Thera Using Tree Rings

    08/16/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    University of Arizona ^ | Wednesday, August15, 2018 | Mari N. Jensen
    ...by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the eruption, according to new University of Arizona-led research... "It's about tying together a timeline of ancient Egypt, Greece, Turkey and the rest of the Mediterranean at this critical point in the ancient world -- that's what dating Thera can do," said lead author Charlotte Pearson, an assistant professor of dendrochronology at the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research... Archeologists have estimated the eruption as occurring sometime between 1570 and 1500 BC by using human artifacts such as written records from Egypt and pottery retrieved from digs. Other researchers estimated the...
  • Archaeologists voice alarm over Artemis Agrotera temple in Athens

    09/18/2018 11:17:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | Monday, September 10, 2018 | unattributed
    Greek archaeologists expressed their concern on Monday over the abandonment by the state of the site of the mid-5th century BC Temple of Artemis Agrotera, which they described as "one of the most historically important archaeological sites in the center of Athens." The Ionic-style temple, dedicated to the Greek virgin goddess of the hunt was constructed of Pentelic marble. It stands on Ardittou street, in the neighbourhood of Mets, surrounded by modern buildings. In a press release titled "A monument in danger," the Association of Greek Archaeologists says that despite numerous decisions published by the Central Archaeological Council since 1964...
  • Refugee Loving ‘Humanitarian Aid’ NGO Made Half a Billion Euros per Year Smuggling People into...

    09/17/2018 3:28:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Greece is a country in the European Union which serves as a point of entry for thousands and thousands of so-called refugees arriving on the Old Continent from Africa via boat. Today’ news is about a bleeding heart refugee loving NGO, called Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI), which has made over half a billion Euros yearly since 2015 by helping smuggling over 70,000 so-called refugees (actually illegal aliens) into Greece. The NGO made $2325 (2000 euros) from each illegal alien that was smuggled into the country. On top of that, ERCI got $5815 per immigrant, courtesy of various governmental programs,...
  • Ancient Egyptian visitors to Australia or miner's mishap? Riddle of the rainforest coin

    09/13/2018 11:50:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 03 June 2018 | Mark Rigby
    Unearthed in 1912, squirreled away for a lifetime and then handed in to a museum — the story behind the discovery of an ancient Egyptian coin in far north Queensland is almost as mysterious as how it came to be there.The bronze coin — about the same size as a 50 cent piece — was minted during the reign of Ptolemy IV, between 221 and 204BC.More than two millennia later it was found about seven centimetres underground in the depths of the far north Queensland rainforest.The man who found it, Andrew Henderson, had abandoned the gold mining fields of...
  • Russian Orthodox Church vows breakup with Constantinople if Ukrainian Orthodox autonomy is granted

    09/09/2018 5:40:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Unian ^ | Sep 2018
    The Russian Orthodox Church threatened to break off relations with Orthodox Christianity's leading body - the Patriarchate of Constantinople - if it endorses the new self-governing, or autocephalous, Ukrainian Church. In an interview in Moscow on Saturday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, said that the Russian Orthodox Church wil sever ties with Constantinople if a decision is made there to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, according to TASS. "The Russian Orthodox Church will not accept this decision," the cleric said. As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ecumenical...
  • Stunning new archaeological discovery made on Kythnos island

    09/08/2018 8:41:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | September 5, 2018 | GCT
    Archaeologists have made a huge discovery with signs of habitation stretching from the Protocycladic era until the 7th-8th century AD, which was unearthed at Vryokastro on the island of Kythnos, the site of an ancient city, and the nearby islet Vryokastraki that was once connected to the island by a narrow isthmus. The excavation work was carried out from June 24 until August 4 and finds include an early Christian basilica with later additions, including two towers and strong exterior walls, a number of rectangular rooms partly carved from rock that was used until late antiquity and obsidian tools and...
  • How Europe is plotting to skirt Trump's sanctions on Iran

    09/04/2018 4:54:29 PM PDT · by Hadean · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Josh Lederman and Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON — America's allies in Europe are plotting ways to bypass President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran as they work to keep the nuclear deal alive without the United States. With a second round of U.S. sanctions set to take effect in November, European officials are working at cross-purposes with Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign as they try to preserve as much business as possible with Iran. The goal is to persuade Iran's leaders to stay in the deal for a few more years — perhaps long enough for Trump to be replaced and for a new U.S. president to rejoin...
  • The Myth of Erdogan’s Power (Turkey)

    08/31/2018 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 29, 2018, 5:42 PM | Halil Karaveli
    This month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimated that his country might consider leaving NATO. Meanwhile, on a visit to Moscow last week, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu referred to Russia as a “strategic partner”—a first. This talk is empty. Erdogan may well be angry at Washington, but ultimately, Ankara is going to have to do whatever it takes to restore its ties with the West. Doing so might not be enough to pull the country out of its economic crisis, but Erdogan has few other options if he wants to avoid a potentially worse political meltdown: He depends too...
  • PLO official: We will not be intimidated

    08/25/2018 1:19:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/18 | Elad Benari
    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi blasted the United States on Friday, after the State Department announced it would cut $200 million in bilateral assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA). "The U.S. administration is demonstrating the use of cheap blackmail as a political tool. The Palestinian people and leadership will not be intimidated and will not succumb to coercion. The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale,” she said in a statement. “There is no glory in constantly bullying and punishing a people under occupation. The U.S. administration has already demonstrated meanness of spirit in...
  • Trump Harms Religious Freedom by Intolerance to Some, Favoritism to Evangelicals, NYT Says

    08/21/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Evangelical leaders have responded to the New York Times' claim that the Trump administration is undermining its own priority of protecting religious freedom by emphasizing the policy priorities of evangelical Christians. On Saturday, The New York Times editorial board published an opinion piece titled "A Too-Narrow Vision of Religious Freedom." The piece essentially argues that although "the Trump administration embraces a laudable desire to expand religious tolerance" across the globe, it is the administration's "own intolerance toward some" that "undermines the message." For examples of intolerance, NYT mentions "Trump's disgraceful attempts to ban Muslims from some countries from entering the...
  • Is Andrew Brunson's Release More Important Than Alliance With Turkey?

    08/21/2018 10:00:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Mark Tooley
    American evangelicals and human rights advocates are encouraging the United States to pressure Turkey to release American missionary Andrew Brunson, who faces ridiculous allegations of complicity in Kurdish terrorism. Are they right to do so, even if the price is estrangement with a key NATO member and harm to US regional interests? How should Christians in their political witness balance Christian causes versus the wider national good? The president, vice president and secretary of state have all denounced Turkey's imprisonment of Brunson. Economic sanctions have been levied against Turkish products, and personal sanctions have targeted two Turkish officials. Congress has...
  • Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey

    08/20/2018 9:55:25 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 5 replies
    Gunshots have been fired at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.
  • White House Rejects Turkey's Trade Offer to Release Pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/20/2018 9:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump White House has turned down an offer from the Turkish government to release imprisoned evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the White House rejected an offer from Ankara to release the imprisoned North Carolina native in exchange for the United States' forgiveness of billions of dollars of fines against one of Turkey's largest state lenders, citing an unnamed senior White House official. According to the official, Turkey offered to release Brunson if the U.S. drops its investigation in Halkbank (formerly known as Turkiye Halk Bankasi), which faces fines for violating U.S. sanctions against...
  • Lobbying by any other name? (Turkey)

    08/20/2018 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahwaz (Events) ^ | 2018-08-18 | Ilan Tahir
    Looking at the Washington Post’s August 15 op-ed warning that “the U.S. can’t afford to lose Turkey,” a casual reader might glance at the writer’s bio to find sparkling credentials – a former U.S. diplomat with long years of experience working on Turkish policy at respected think tanks. Yet among the crucial details that writer, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza, left off the bio was his employment by companies based in Turkey under the influence of the powerful ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). While this does not necessarily amount to a damning conflict of interest, Bryza’s article...