Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Rise of the Far Right in Greece

This morning I came across a good, long-form story on the rise of the far right in Greece by John Carlin. I’ve linked to quite a bit of news about Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) in the past, but this one … Continue reading

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News and Notes

A couple weeks of news on Greece, archaeology, Turkey, and Cyprus: More on helicopter prison escapes: even the Canadians are doing it now. The top five. And Greece’s most notorious, Alket Rizaj, failed in his latest attempt. Underwater photos of … Continue reading

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Naseer Shamma, Oud Master

On Saturday I had the opportunity to see Naseer Shamma in concert at the Wexner Center in Columbus. He’s one of the foremost oud players in the Middle East today. He hails from Iraq (b. Kut, 1963) and began studying … Continue reading

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The Thessaloniki Metro and the Late Antique City

Update (04/30/13): a majority of the finds will be preserved in situ. In the course of ongoing metro works in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki, workers uncovered something extraordinary: the commercial heart of late antique Thessaloniki. More specifically, they found the … Continue reading

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News and Notes

NPR on Greek identity and the politicsĀ of identity. Athens experienced torrential rains last week that caused flash floods. Here’s a photo blog of several men rescuing a women from the waters. Trying to escape from prison? Try using a helicopter. … Continue reading

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