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Photo Essay: Izmit archaeology museum & train station Special

Izmit - A small museum in Izmit, Turkey, not far from Istanbul, features amazing exhibits of Roman, Greek, Byzantium, and Ottoman architecture, statues, burial markers, artifacts, and even gold leaf jewelry.

Golden Dawn to form employment agency for Greeks

As unemployment continues to rise in Greece against the background of a deepening recession, the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) plans to open an employment agency for Greek citizens.

Greeks facing electricity disconnections for unpaid property tax

The Greek Public Power Corporation (DEI) has lost its battle with the government over its role as tax collector. On Monday it will begin to disconnect the power of 20,000 households which failed to pay the emergency property tax.

Op-Ed: Alexander the Great — Murdered in Babylon, Resurrected in Skopje

Alexander the Great was clearly insane, even by the cultural standards of his time. A month before he mercifully died (or, more likely, was assassinated) his own generals invited Babylonian priests to exorcise the demons that may have possessed him.

No more smoking Greeks, smoking bans takes effect July 1

There will be no more smokers lighting up in indoor public areas in Greece as a new law goes into effect Wednesday, July 1. According to Greek Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos smoking kills 20,000 Greeks a year.

Greek Police Planning on Taking Aim With Paintballs

The Greek police are sending out a warning that if there are riots because of the Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan on Wednesday they will shot the crowd with paint balls. They are planning on using different colours if need be.

Ancient Greek Statue Unearthed

ATHENS (voa) - A 2,600-year-old statue found in an ancient Greek burial ground appears to be another masterpiece by an acclaimed, but anonymous, ancient artist. German archaeologists have unearthed the nearly complete statue identified as a kouros....

The Monumental Task Of Restoring The Acropolis

ATHENS (dpa) - It has been bombed, burglarized and ravaged by the weather. Now after centuries of neglect, a team of archaeologists, architects and engineers are close to restoring the ancient Acropolis in Athens to its former glory.One of the world's ...

The Return Of The Outdoor Movie Theatre Warms Greek Hearts

ATHENS (dpa) - As dusk falls on the Greek capital, young and old gather on rooftops or in jasmine-filled gardens to indulge in an decades-old tradition: watching movies in the open.Whether the Acropolis acts as a backdrop, or the stars, going to the mo...

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