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News and Notes

Take a look at the Acropolis Restoration Service’s page and the virtual tour of the Acropolis. Learn Greek in two weeks. Ideal for a study abroad course or the international traveler. A blog devoted to Linear A and Linear B, with … Continue reading

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Evliya Celebi visited Mistras in September 1668. Here’s his description, from Diana Wright’s blog, Surprised by Time. The BBC reports on widespread looting of Egyptian tombs and sites. Greece’s major soccer clubs face insolvency, even AEK. Athens has some swanky … Continue reading

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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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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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NPR on Greek identity and the politics 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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One family’s experience with the Greek depression. Greek entries in the Berlin film festival focus on the cultural, psychological, and interpersonal effects of the crisis. On migration, detention, the broken Greek asylum system and one man’s life within this environment. … Continue reading

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You should certainly read this cool story on the popularity of Turkish soap operas in Greece and some reactions to the phenomenon. A neat vignette of Ikaria, where people live a really, really long time. Farmers are blocking roads throughout Greece to protest … Continue reading

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