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Altar site for Greek goddess Demeter unearthed in western Turkey

Archeologists in western Turkey have discovered an altar site for the Greek goddess Demeter during excavations of the ancient Roman city of Blaundus, Daily...

Melbourne author Karen Martin looks to Minoan history in her new book on friendship and hope

“I’m not aiming to advocate, I’m aiming to transform,” author Karen Martin tells the Greek Herald.  
“I think sometimes to step forward, we need to...

Charles Upham: The only combat soldier with two Victoria Crosses after bravery in Crete, Egypt

Lord Ashcroft is standing among rows and rows of headstones at the Suda Bay War Cemetery in Crete, which commemorates the lives of the...

Aristotle Sarrikostas: The photoreporter who captured the invasion of the tank at the Polytechnic

By Thodoris Roussos Some photographs taken by the then AP Greek photoreporter Aristotle Sarrikostas, together with the film of just 35 seconds of the...

Corinthian shipwreck discovery sheds light on Magna Graecia society

A Corinthian shipwreck found in 2019 sheds light on the trade and history of inhabitants in the Magna Graecia area of Italy.  The ship, which...

On This Day: Former Prime Minister of Greece, Nikolaos Plastiras, was born

Nikolaos Plastiras was a Greek general and politician, who served as Prime Minister of Greece twice. A distinguished soldier known for his personal bravery, he...

Statue heads of Greek gods found in ancient city of Aizanoi in Turkey

The statuary heads of the mythological Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, and the god of wine, Dionysus, have been unearthed in the...

Mates and Allies: Australian Embassy in Greece’s new Greek Campaign book

The current COVID pandemic has impacted on our lives and our access to public activities. Many no doubt had planned to be Greece for...

Remembering Nurse Joanna Stavridi – The Florence Nightingale of Crete

Red Cross Nurse Joanna Stavridi. Source: Valieri and Margaret Stavridi, reproduced in Eric Taylor, Heroines of WWII, Robert Hale, 1991

Andrew Pippos’ Lucky’s shortlisted in PM’s Literary Awards

Andrew Pippos’ ode to Greek diners has been shortlisted for the fiction prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.  Pippos drew on his own experience...
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