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  • “Islamic Police” in the centre of Athens are terrorising people

    07/20/2021 8:42:50 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | 07/19/2021 | ATHENS BUREAU
    The centre of Athens is at the mercy of gangs of migrants and the so-called “Islamic Police”, which forces people to observe Islamic rules. The actions of a complex criminal organisation and the so-called “Moutawins”, also known as the Islamic Police, check that Islamic Sharia Law is observed and cause terror among thousands of peaceful refugees and immigrants living in Athens.People trying to live their lives in peace are harassed by savage criminals and the fanatical Islamic Police, To Vima reported. In the case of the “Islamic Police”, according to complaints that have come to light, extremists patrol the main...
  • Music banned on Greece’s Mykonos in new COVID-19 restrictions

    07/19/2021 6:27:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    inquirer ^ | July 18, 2021
    ATHENS — Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and imposed a nighttime curfew on its popular holiday island of Mykonos on Saturday after a rise in new coronavirus infections there. Known as the party island of the super-rich, Mykonos is one of Greece’s most popular destinations, attracting more than a million visitors each summer, among them Hollywood stars, models and world-famous athletes. Following a “worrying” local outbreak, the Civil Protection Ministry said it was banning music on the island around the clock, including in shops, cafes and beach bars. It also said it would restrict movement between 1 a.m...
  • Who Are You? Proving your identity in antiquity? Documentary [YouTube]

    06/23/2021 11:23:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 18, 2021 | Invicta
    How did people in the past prove their identity? How common was identity theft? Let's find out!In this history documentary we ask the question: how did people prove their identity in the past? The results of our research actually resulted in a far more sophisticated answer than I could have ever imagined and which sheds light on the true complexities of antiquity.We began by quickly reviewing the reasons why you might even need to prove your identity in the first place. This involves things like property claims, inheritance, marriage, and more. But perhaps the most important use of ID was...
  • An Analysis of Herodotus in "The Persian Wars": 8. The Battle of Plataia

    06/08/2021 6:17:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies ^ | 1960 | Professor Livio Catullo Stecchini
    Mardonios had urged the King not to abandon the enterprise even after the debacle at Salamis. According to Mardonios there was a way to invade the Peloponnese even without a ferry and he argued with the King that he could proceed to that invasion the following year if he had 300,000 men, that is, half of the army that had come to Greece in 380 B.C.Mardonios marched with the King's army up to Thessaly and there he went into winter quarters. The following spring he was joined by 40,000 men under Artabazos who had followed the King in his withdrawal...
  • An Analysis of Herodotus in "The Persian Wars": 4. The Battle of Marathon

    06/01/2021 9:44:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies ^ | 1960 | Professor Livio Catullo Stecchini
    The Persian plans were intelligently and carefully conceived, as they usually were, but they were foiled by the genius of Miltiades who followed the military maxim pour les vaincre il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace. The Persians knew that after the withdrawal of the cavalry they were exposed to an Athenian attack, but they must have calculated that if this attack was launched they could embark their infantry and sail off before the Athenians reached the shore. At a normal pace it would take about 15 or 20 minutes for the Athenian hoplite formation to advance...
  • In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations [Greece]

    02/16/2021 12:15:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2021 | Elena Becatoros and Derek Gatopoulos
    Heavy snowfall blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens, caused power cuts and halted COVID-19 vaccinations in the Greek capital on Tuesday as the weather brought many services across the country to a standstill. Greek media reported that three deaths in separate parts of the country were linked with the bad weather. State ERT TV said two elderly men with breathing problems died after their mechanical respiratory aids stopped working due to power cuts, and a farmer on the island of Crete was found dead in a snow-covered area near his sheepfold. While western Europe got some respite...
  • The Battle of Athens: Fighting Voter & Election Fraud

    12/05/2020 10:31:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.
  • The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

    11/04/2020 1:59:26 PM PST · by ml/nj · 7 replies
    This has been posted here before. But it seems especially relevant right now. (13:31 video, first 1:40 are titles which provide historical background)
  • Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government

    08/04/2020 6:41:01 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 16 replies ^ | Sam Jacobs
    The beginning of August marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Athens. Although little remembered, the uprising demonstrated three fundatmental truths to a T: 1. Firearms are instrumental to the preservation of human rights; 2. Impassioned natives will always trump mercenaries; and 3. Never get between a Southerner and his drink.
  • The Parthenon by Any Other Name?

    08/03/2020 8:18:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | May/June 2020 | Jason Urbanus
    "I knew that scholars didn't really understand why it's called the Parthenon," says Utrecht University archaeologist Janric van Rookhuijzen, "so I started looking into a giant puzzle of ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains." His surprising, perhaps even heretical, theory suggests that "Parthenon" may not have originally referred to the structure we know today -- which is sometimes called the Great Temple of Athena -- but to part of an altogether different temple on the Acropolis. For van Rookhuijzen, the crux of the issue lies in the meaning of the Greek word parthenon -- "a room for virgins or unwed...
  • Our Goal Must Be A Total Return To Normal

    04/20/2020 7:49:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2020 | David Marcus,
    Americans must reject a dehumanizing "new normal" in the wake of the Chinese Virus.Anyone who has ever acted on stage knows the difference between a full audience and a light audience. Even when lights blind the eyes to their presence, even when they are silent, they are there. It’s like the difference between driving a box truck full of furniture or one that is empty and almost weightless. Theater, sports, movies, and church are all driven primarily by an ancient desire to be in each other’s proximity. President Trump made some waves last week when he rejected the idea that...
  • What The Great Historian Thucydides Saw In Athens’ Plague—And Our Own

    04/08/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/08/2020 | Paul Rahe
    As those who follow the gyrations of the stock market are well aware, human beings have a propensity for short-term thinking. They react on impulse to that which is recent; they magnify its significance; and they forget what previous generations learned through bitter experience.To this propensity, the study of history can be an antidote. But all too often historians ransack the past in support of current prejudice.For one who wishes to escape the prison of presentmindedness and gain perspective, there is no substitute for works written regarding circumstances similar to our own at a time our prejudices and predilections...
  • SINKING FEELING Saudi Prince’s $79million superyacht capsizes and partially sinks while docked in Greece

    03/16/2020 1:57:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Sun ^ | Mar 16 2020 | Britta Zeltmann Les Steed
    A $79MILLION superyacht owned by a Saudi prince capsized and partially sunk while it was docked in Greece. The 230ft Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, was being lifted out of the water for repairs when it capsized. The luxury liner was at a repair yard, the Megatechnica shipyard in Perama, Athens, when it was turned at a 45-degree angle, becoming partially submerged in the water. The exceptionally expensive accident happened at around midday on Sunday as it was undergoing anti-fouling works. The yacht's crew and workers are said to be safe and...
  • Gigantic meteor shook Earth on Thanksgiving eve, 100 years ago

    11/26/2019 9:18:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/25/2019 | Eric Mack
    "The road, trees, houses and even ourselves were bathed in a blinding phosphorescent-like glow which had its center in a bright streak in the sky above us," highway construction superintendent Leroy Milhan of Centerville, Michigan, would recall in a paper published the following year. "It passed over us toward the west. Immediately came a muffled report or jar that shook houses and the very earth like an earthquake." The following day, the Washington Times reported that "telegraph and telephone communications and electric lighting plants in several cities in southern Michigan and northern Indiana are out of commission" as a result...
  • Body Cam Shows Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Man That Charged Officers with a Knife (graphic)

    07/06/2019 2:51:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/2/2019
    ATHENS, GA - On Monday, July 1, 2019, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Athens Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that 2 ACCPD officers responded to a scene after receiving a 911 call about a male, later identified as Aaron Hong, age 23, causing a disturbance with a butcher knife at the River Club Apartments on Macon Highway, Athens, GA. Hong was using the knife in an aggressive manner and appeared to be injured himself. When police made contact, Hong immediately confronted them and...
  • Underground "shell" to showcase ancient mass grave of shackled skeletons

    06/16/2019 6:44:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies ^ | June 11, 2019 | unattributed
    In a session devoted to the ancient mass grave containing some 80 shackled skeletons, found at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) in the coastal Athens suburb of Paleo Faliro, Greece's Central Archaeological Council on Tuesday agreed on the specifications of an underground "shell" that will permanently protect and display the archaeological discovery, as well as approving a study on protecting the remains from the rise of brackish water, ANA reports. The ultimate goal is that this sensational and extremely important archaeological find, discovered in 2016 during works to build the SNFCC, should become a visitable site. The idea is...
  • Opposition conservatives prevail in Greek local election runoffs

    06/02/2019 12:38:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ leftist Syriza party suffered its first major defeat in years to the conservative New Democracy party in last Sunday’s European Parliament vote, prompting him to say he would call an early election. The snap election is expected to take place on July 7. On Sunday, the seats of the mayor of Athens and the district governor for the wider Athens area were the top prizes up for grabs in the runoffs of local elections. Results showed New Democracy candidates winning both seats, handing the conservatives another boost before Greeks return to vote in the expected election...
  • The Greek Way

    03/31/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    W.W. Norton & Company ^ | 1930, 1943 | Edith Hamilton
    I have felt while writing these new chapters a fresh realization of the refuge and strength the past can be to us in the troubled present. “Let us keep our silent sanctuaries,” Senancour wrote, “for in them the eternal perspectives are preserved.” Religion is the great stronghold for the untroubled vision of the eternal; but there are others too. We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations...
  • First New Mosque in Athens Since Ottoman Empire to Open in April

    03/08/2019 6:13:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/6/19
    There has been no official mosque in Athens since Greece was liberated from the Ottoman Empire in 1821, though historical mosques survive as museums. However, nearly two decades of debate and planning are set to culminate in the opening of a new mosque in April, reports TASS. The mosque is being built on the territory of the former central parking lot of the Greek navy in the Athenian district of Votanikos. The imam will be elected by the administrative council and appointed by the Ministry of Education. Sermons will be mainly in Greek, though perhaps sometimes in English, the Secretary...
  • 10 Strange Archaeological Finds Straight Out Of A Horror Story

    03/05/2019 5:42:25 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Listverse ^ | MAY 7, 2017 | MARK OLIVER
    10 Strange Archaeological Finds Straight Out Of A Horror Story Scattered under the ground beneath our feet are the remains of history. There are little pieces of the lives of people who lived before us that give us little glimpses into who they were—the things they held dear, the homes they lived in, and the bones of their decaying bodies. But life thousands of years ago wasn’t always gentle and easy. Sometimes, when these remains are uncovered, the stories they reveal are brutal and violent—and sometimes, they’re pulled straight out of a horror story. 10 A Pit Of Amputated Arms10b-amputated-arm-bones-from-pit...