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  • Ancient Rome: Sunken City Devastated by a Tsunami 1,600 Years Ago Discovered off Tunisian Coast

    05/29/2023 12:46:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 1, 2017 | Callum Paton
    The discovery has revealed the Roman city of Neapolis, with its networks of submerged streets and monuments, was a crucial trading hub in ancient north Africa.The fourth century tsunami that partly destroyed Neapolis was well recorded at the time. It struck in Alexandria, one of the great seats of learning in the ancient world as well as the Greek Island of Crete...The further recovery of Roman food products, including roughly 100 tanks of fermented fish that was used as a condiment known as garum in the Roman empire, has told the archaeological team more about Neapolis's history...The Tunisian and Italian...
  • How Greece Got Its Groove Back Supply-side economics revives the country, and the center right

    05/28/2023 12:39:01 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 8 replies
    That silence you heard last weekend was Europe not staging a freakout over an election in Greece. What a change from only eight years ago, when voting in the Aegean country triggered panic in Berlin, Paris and Brussels. The difference—although conventional wisdom is loath to admit it—is supply-side economic policies. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis slightly increased the vote share of his center-right New Democracy party compared to 2019 with nearly 41%. The far-left party Syriza, led by former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, saw its vote share fall by about 11 points, to 20%… Greece was at the epicenter of the...
  • Greece investigates illegally deported migrants

    05/25/2023 5:03:20 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 4 replies
    Borneo Bulletin ^ | 5/25/2023 | AP
    Mitsotakis on Tuesday accused the Turkish coast guard of “push-forwards”, claiming that they “aggressively push desperate people on inflatable boats … to sea and (push) them into out territorial waters”.
  • Secret Plato Code Discovered and Solved, Historian Claims

    05/22/2023 10:43:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 22, 2023 | Thomas Kissel
    Did Plato hide a secret code in his writings? Dr. Jay Kennedy, a historian and a member of the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Life Sciences, recently published a scholarly work parsing the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s writing, discovering a rhythmic system of symbols that constitute a musical pattern in the storied philosopher’s key texts. This rhythm is known as “The Plato Code.” Dr. Kennedy closely read Plato’s writings, most notably The Republic, and in its structure, he was able to perceive an entire blueprint of constructed Greek musical notes. Kennedy observed how Plato would insert groups of words at...
  • Greek Conservatives Win Big in Sunday Election, to Seek Second Vote to Consolidate Majority

    05/22/2023 6:35:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/22/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party scored a landslide election victory Sunday but without the seats in Parliament to win outright, indicated he will seek a second election in a bid to consolidate victory without a coalition partner. Mitsotakis´ New Democracy party was a full 20 percentage points ahead of its main rival, the left-wing Syriza party, nearly complete results showed. But a new electoral system of proportional representation meant his 40% vote share still was not enough to secure a majority of the 300 seats in Parliament. To form a government, he would...
  • Turkey selection 2023 (Run-off becomes most likely result)

    05/14/2023 4:28:07 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | May 14, 2023 | Ekes Gostedef
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has addressed his supporters from the balcony of his AK Party headquarters in Ankara, and started off by singing a love song for his supporters waiting for him. He then started his speech by saying: "Someone is in the kitchen, we are in the balcony," as a reference to his opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu who has published videos from his modest kitchen during the election campaign. He continued: "Even though the final results are not in, we are far ahead. We still don’t know the final official results, we are still waiting for the will of the nation...
  • New App Brings Acropolis of Athens Back to Life

    05/10/2023 2:05:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Alexander Gale | Alexander Gale
    A new mobile phone app will enable visitors to view the Acropolis in Athens in all the grandeur it would have appeared in during the 5th century BC. The new app uses cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality technology, together with artificial intelligence and 5G to recreate the form of the Acropolis in its heyday. In addition, an artificial intelligence assistant will be able to answer questions about the site. The most iconic portions of the Acropolis, together with some prominent exhibits at the Acropolis museum will now be accessible as a virtual digital representation, allowing visitors to compare the ancient...
  • How Pythagoras Turned Math Into a Tool for Understanding Reality

    05/10/2023 1:31:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | MAY 9, 2023 | Tom Siegfried
    The ‘music of the spheres’ was born from the effort to use numbers to explain the universeAn image of a white half circle at the bottom-center on a starry background. There are 8 arches spreading away from the circle. The Pythagoreans believed that the motions of the heavenly bodies, with just the right ratios of their distances from a central fire, made pleasant music — a concept that evolved into the “music of the spheres.” If you’ve ever heard the phrase “the music of the spheres,” your first thought probably wasn’t about mathematics. But in its historical origin, the music...
  • Ancient Greeks Used Lifting Device to Move Stones Before Cranes

    05/08/2023 12:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    GreekReporter ^ | May 6, 2023 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    Temple of Apollo, built ca. 540 BC by the ancient greeks Temple of the Greek god Apollo, built ca. 540 BC, Corinth, Greece. Credit: Following Hadrian/CC BY-SA 2.0 Recent research shows that ancient Greeks used a primitive type of lifting machine to move heavy stones before they began using cranes 2,500 years ago. It is commonly believed that the foremost discovery of the ancient Greeks in building technology is the crane. Yet, enormous stone structures were known to have been built in Greece at least 150 years before the use of cranes themselves. Cranes first appeared in the late sixth...
  • Alexander the Great’s New Facial Reconstruction Presented by Researchers.

    05/07/2023 9:57:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 7, 2023 | Paula Tsoni
    A new version of how the face of the legendary Greek king and army leader Alexander the Great might have been in real life is presented by Royalty Now Studios on YouTube. Researchers have often employed modern technology and historical records to try and answer the question what Alexander’s true face might have looked like, also based on numerous surviving busts of the great Greek leader who was born in 356 b.C. and died in 323 b.C.. In his short but fascinating life, Alexander created a vast empire that stretched from Greece to northwestern India and established him in the...
  • Greece Will Allow Pets at More Than 120 Archaeology Sites, But Not the Acropolis or Ancient Olympia

    04/28/2023 1:43:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ARTnews ^ | April 28, 2023 | KAREN K. HO
    Pet owners who love to travel, as well those that live in Greece, will soon have a lot more places to take their beloved animal companions. This week, the country’s Culture Ministry announced that pets will soon be allowed into more than 120 archaeological sites—but not some of the most popular locations for tourists. The policy change was unanimously approved by Greece’s Central Archaeological Council. But pet owners shouldn’t rush to make plans, as the organization did not specify an implementation date for the new regulations. Pets still won’t be allowed at popular sites like the Acropolis in Athens, Knossos...
  • Armenian Genocide: The Mass Murder of Christians in Turkey

    04/24/2023 4:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 24, 2023 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    The Armenian Genocide, the systematic mass murder and expulsion of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians carried out in Turkey and adjoining regions by the Ottoman government between 1914 and 1923, is commemorated on April 24th every year. The Armenian Genocide was an atrocity that occurred within the context of a wider religious cleansing across Asia Minor that lasted 10 years and included Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians. They were all Christians who were also subjects of the Ottoman Empire. The religious cleansing was actually the first in modern times, and it fit the pattern of genocides that would follow in the century...
  • Underwater Survey Reveals New Discoveries in Sunken Town of Baia

    04/24/2023 1:52:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | April 9, 2023 | Markus Milligan
    Baiae is an archaeological park consisting of a partially sunken town from the Roman period, located on the shore of the Gulf of Naples in the present-day comune of Bacoli in Italy.Baiae developed into a popular Roman resort which was visited frequently by many notable Roman figures, such as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus..., Julius Caesar, Gaius Marius, Lucius Licinius Lucullus, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus.The town would never attain a municipal status, but instead gained a reputation for a hedonistic lifestyle. This is supported by an account by Sextus Propertius, a poet of the Augustan age during the 1st century BC, who...
  • Greek Scientist Solves Mystery of Hindenburg Disaster

    04/21/2023 11:14:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 21, 2023 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    The mystery of the Hindenburg disaster, the destruction of the largest aircraft ever constructed by mankind, on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey has baffled scientists for decades. The airship Hindenburg was nearing the end of a three-day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Frankfurt, Germany before it went up in flames. Merely watching the gigantic airship making its way across the skies was a newsworthy spectacle, and onlookers and news crews gathered to watch the 800-foot-long behemoth touch down. Suddenly and horrifyingly, in less than half minute, it was all over. Flames erupted from the airship’s skin,...
  • Top Egyptologist and Minister of Antiquities Criticizes Netflix’s “Cleopatra”

    04/18/2023 3:07:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 18, 2023 | Alexander Gale
    Dr. Zahi Hawass, one of the most famous Egyptologists and the former Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, has criticized Netflix for its controversial decision to cast Cleopatra with a black actress in an upcoming docuseries. The new Netflix series, dubbed “Queen Cleopatra”, which is produced and narrated by the American actress Jada Pinkett Smith, has sparked fierce debate over the misrepresentation of history and representation in TV and media. Hawass, who is Egypt’s most recognizable archaeologist, decried the decision by Netflix to portray Cleopatra as being of black descent, pointing out that the historical figure “was Greek”. Zahi...
  • Archeologists in Italy unearth ancient dolphin statuette

    04/16/2023 7:40:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    It’s the first trove of artifacts identified from a sanctuary in the ancient Greek city of Paestum, which dates from the 5th century B.C. Paestum, famed for its three massive Doric-columned temples, is near the archaeological site of Pompeii, but farther down the Almalfi coast. The small temple was first identified in 2019 along the ancient city walls but excavations were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian Culture Ministry said in a statement. Excavations yielded several small terracotta figurines in the first months of resuming work, the Ministry said. Archeologists found seven bull heads found around a temple...
  • Citing Occupying Turkish Army, Cyprus Will Build Defense Arsenal

    03/19/2023 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    NICOSIA – Nearly a half-century after Turkish invasions seized the northern third of the island – where it keeps some 35,000 troops still – Cyprus’ new President Nicos Christoulides said more will be spent on defense. He said that 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of 26.42 billion euros ($28.41 billion) – about 52.8 million euros ($56.77 million) would be spent on the Armed Forces in different areas. That comes as the United States is lifting a decades-long arms embargo that held down Cypriot defense while Turkey was buying American arms without conditions and has a huge military advantage...
  • Assault on archaeologist triggers protests in Greece [Manolis Psarros]

    03/15/2023 10:22:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 14, 2023 | Derek Gatopoulos and Petros Giannakouris
    [AP, so, no excerpt]
  • Bronze Age well contents reveal the history of animal resources in Mycenae, Greece

    03/14/2023 7:27:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 1, 2023 | Source: PLOS
    A large Bronze Age debris deposit in Mycenae, Greece provides important data for understanding the history of animal resources at the site, according to a study published March 1, 2023 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jacqueline Meier of the University of North Florida and colleagues.Animals were an important source of subsistence and symbolism at the Late Bronze Age site of Mycenae in Greece, as evidenced by their depictions in art and architecture, but more research is needed on the animals that actually lived there. In this study, researchers performed a detailed analysis of a large deposit of animal...
  • A Greek train driver was told to ignore a red light before a head-on crash killed 57

    03/03/2023 1:30:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | March 3, 20231:18 PM ET | Juliana Kim
    Greek authorities released a new recording on Thursday that shed light on what may have caused one of the country's worst railway wrecks in history. In the audio, a station manager appears to instruct a driver to "pass the red signal" before that train collided head-on with another on Tuesday night local time, near the city of Larissa in northern Greece, according to Greek news media. At least 57 people have died as a result of the crash and 48 remain in the hospital — including seven who are being treated in intensive care units as of Friday morning. The...