Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recent News on the Greek Crisis

Some links to recent coverage: The rise of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn), a neo-nazi party. Polls suggest the party will cross the 3% threshold on May 6 and enter parliament for the first time. The demise of the Greek professional … Continue reading

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Greek Museums and the Google Art Project

Three Greek museums–the Acropolis Museum, the Benaki, and the Museum of Cycladic Art–have made available portions of their collections via the Google Art Project. This has been widely reported in the press, and academic circles, but it can’t hurt to … Continue reading

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Traveling to Turkey? Some advice from Charles Fellows, 1838

“Hoping that my friends shall be induced to visit this interesting country, I shall give a few hints as to the machinery of traveling, which may be found of use to them. A tent is a first requisite, the old … Continue reading

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Views of the Korinthia from Mt. Oneion

I took these pictures (click to enlarge and zoom) in early March, when my wife and I hiked the eastern ridge of Mt. Oneion in the Korinthia. We went up through the Stanotopi Pass, east of the massive quarry that’s now … Continue reading

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