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Phaistos Disc: Decoding the Enigma of Minoan Crete

Phaistos Disc: Decoding the Enigma of Minoan Crete | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
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The results of scientific research to decode the Phaistos Disc -the Enigma of Minoan Crete- are now available online at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete website.

The researchers’ team -coordinated by Dr. Gareth Alun Owens, of the TEI of Crete, and John Coleman, Professor of Phonetics at Oxford University- has confirmed that the Phaistos Disc is indeed a religious text written in the Minoan Language

The Phaistos Disc -on display at the Archaeological Museum of Herakleion- is a circular pictographic script, unique in its kind, discovered in 1908 in the northern wing of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, on the island of Crete.

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Το Σερμπετόσπιτο της Νάνσυς γλυκαίνει την Αθήνα - επιχειρώ | epixeiro.gr

Το Σερμπετόσπιτο της Νάνσυς γλυκαίνει την Αθήνα - επιχειρώ | epixeiro.gr | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Πάνω στην Πλατεία Ηρώων, στου Ψυρρή, σε ένα νεοκλασικό κτίριο βρίσκεται το Σερμπετόσπιτο της Νάνσυς. Ένα γλυκοπωλείο που τείνει να μετατραπεί στο πιο "γλυκό" στέκι της Αθήνας. Εκεί η Νάνσυ Κατσικάρη με τον Σεραφείμ Αλεξανδρή σερβίρουν, ούτε λίγο ούτε πολύ, 30 διαφορετικά είδη γλυκών

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Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Nick Dearden: Sixty years ago, half of German war debts were cancelled to build its economy. Yet today, debt is destroying those creditors
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Φυτό της ελληνικής υπαίθρου δηλητηριάζει τον καρκίνο...;;;

Φυτό της ελληνικής υπαίθρου δηλητηριάζει τον καρκίνο...;;; | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Οι τοξικές αρετές της θάψιας τροποιήθηκαν στο εργαστήριο ώστε να σκοτώνουν τα καρκινικά κύτταρα αφήνοντας ανέπαφα τα υγιή.
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If this article is accurate-this is amazing news!

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Forget Me Not: Ένα «επαναστατικό» μαγαζί με άρωμα Ελλάδας

Forget Me Not: Ένα «επαναστατικό» μαγαζί με άρωμα Ελλάδας | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Βρίσκεται στο σπίτι του Θεόδωρου Κολοκοτρώνη στην Πλάκα και το εκθειάζουν οι New York Τimes και η Guardian.
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19-Year-Old 'Greek Freak' Is Doing Things That Should Terrify The Rest Of The NBA

19-Year-Old 'Greek Freak' Is Doing Things That Should Terrify The Rest Of The NBA | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Only a handful of NBA players have as much potential as Giannis Antetokounmpo, the so-called Greek Freak who's having a breakout year for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Antetokounmpo is just 19 years old. He's 6'11" with a 7'3" wingspan. Hardcore NBA followers have been watching him since he came into the league in 2013, and it's only a matter of time before mainstream fans catch on to what he can do.

His ascent isn't going to be as smooth or immediate as that of Anthony Davis. He didn't attend college in the US and had little experience playing against the best teams in Europe when the Bucks drafted him straight out of Greece in 2013.

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Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

The two-month loan will also reopen the debate about whether the marbles should be returned to Greece. The Greek government has argued for the past four decades that the 2,500-year-old sculptures belong in a museum in Athens. The British Museum is the most generous lender in the world, MacGregor said.

However, no talks had ever been held with the Greek government about a loan of part of the Parthenon marbles. “To date they have always made it clear that they would not return them. That rather puts the conversation on pause,” the director said.

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Four hundred years after his death, Greece reclaims the artist El Greco

Four hundred years after his death, Greece reclaims the artist El Greco | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Five exhibitions in Athens alone to honour the Crete-born painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos who lived in Spain
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Documentary on Iconic Greek-Jewish Singer to Premiere In London | Greek Reporter Europe

Documentary on Iconic Greek-Jewish Singer to Premiere In London | Greek Reporter Europe | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
On November 6, 2014, Roy Sher’s award-winning international feature documentary on the life of the iconic Greek-Jewish singer Roza Eskenazi will premiere in London. “My Sweet Canary” follows the life of three young musicians – Mehtap Demir, Tomer Katz and Martha D. Lewis – as they trace Eskenazi’s exuberant musical journey and explore the history of rebetiko music.

Via Demetrios Georgalas
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I don't know if it's possible to describe how wonderful Rembetiko music is!  Imagine love, passion, lust, angst and longing,  with highlights of humor and low-lights of wickedness, all written into music on the fumes of illegally smoked substances. 

 

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The UK premiere will be a charity event for the Leukaemia Cancer Society and will be followed by a UK release from Cineworld on November 7. The documentary has already been screened across the globe throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, India and Europe and it is in Greek with English subtitles.

Eskenazi was born in the mid-1890s in Constantinople. She was a famous Greek-Jewish singer of rebetiko and Greek folk music who rose to fame in the 1920s. She was an amazing singer whose voice and charisma captivated audiences. She was mostly known for giving a voice to the poor and desperate Greek lower-class.

Over the years, she recorded hundreds of songs and was the first Greek female performer who extended her career in the US. She sang in Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Arabic, Yiddish, Ladino and Italian, while she also wrote many of her songs.

Eskenazi played a significant role during the German occupation of Greece. Thanks to a fake baptism certificate, she was not deported despite her Jewish roots. She remained in Athens where she opened a nightclub and would hide resistance fighters and British soldiers in her home. She was exposed in 1943 and spent 3 months in prison before being released.

Eskenazi spent her twilight years in peace at her home in Kipoupoli. Although she was a Jew from birth, she converted to the Greek Orthodox faith in 1976 and was renamed Rozalia Eskenazi. Within two years, she began to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. She died on December 2, 1980.

- See more at: http://eu.greekreporter.com/2014/11/05/documentary-on-iconic-greek-jewish-singer-to-premiere-in-london/#sthash.6BKbuzkJ.dpuf

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The Necklace of Athena a novel by Effrosyni Moschoudi

The Necklace of Athena a novel by Effrosyni Moschoudi | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
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The story features the curse/blessing of a mystical talisman, the necklace of Athena, that must be found and destroyed by a mortal son of Poseidon. It is a fantasy adventure of Greek myths and time travel that’s suitable for all ages.

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Exclusive Video: Chinese Winter Invasion in Santorini | GreekReporter.com

Exclusive Video: Chinese Winter Invasion in Santorini | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Summer is already gone but young Chinese couples do not seem discouraged and have already started their fall and winter invasion to Santorini.
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British Historian Warns Against Returning the Parthenon Marbles | Greek Reporter Europe

British Historian Warns Against Returning the Parthenon Marbles | Greek Reporter Europe | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
British historian Sir John Boardman warned that the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, will cause an appalling precedent.
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Appalling precedent??????

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The New “Mrs. Clooney” to Represent Greek Government on Parthenon Marbles Case - The Pappas Post

The New “Mrs. Clooney” to Represent Greek Government on Parthenon Marbles Case - The Pappas Post | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
The honeymoon is over for the internationally acclaimed human rights attorney— and new wife of George Clooney. She’s joining forces with fellow human rights attorney Goeffry Robertson for her first official post-wedding job— and it’s a biggie. Amal Alamuddin is representing the Greek government in one of the most controversial cultural arguments of recent history […
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World Conference on Spa Tourism in Edipsos | GreekReporter.com

World Conference on Spa Tourism in Edipsos | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
During the three-day event, eminent speakers will present their work on the reality of thermalism in Greece, Europe and the world.
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The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
There is a reason why Greeks are known for their confidence, they come from arguably the most beautiful place in the world.
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Greek Superfoods: Good for You, Good for Greece | GreekReporter.com

Greek Superfoods: Good for You, Good for Greece | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Two Greek clinical dieticians, Asteria Stamataki and Constantinos Xenos, wrote a book on Greek superfoods, not all widely known, but with miraculous qualities.
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Στην... Τήνο και στη Νάξο : τοπική επιχειρηματικότητα

Στην... Τήνο και στη Νάξο : τοπική επιχειρηματικότητα | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Στην... Τήνο και στη Νάξο : παραδείγματα εξωστρεφούς τοπικής επιχειρηματικότητας
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Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World | Greek Reporter Europe

Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World | Greek Reporter Europe | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis has been working as a Research Assistant in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.
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Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longevity

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longevity | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
The findings published in the British Medical Journal included data from 4,676 women from the Nurses’ Health Study — an ongoing study running since 1976 that has been following over 120,000 nurses from the United States. The participants filled out food frequency questionnaires periodically (about every 4 years), and had blood tests for measurement of telomere length. The Alternate Mediterranean Diet Score was used to assess adherence to the diet.

The results showed that greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet — characterized by high intake of vegetables, olive oil, fruit, legumes and less red meat and saturated fats — was significantly associated with longer telomere length.

The researchers noted that oxidative stress can accelerate telomere weakening and the established effect of the Mediterranean diet on oxidative stress may explain its effect on telomere length.

The researchers concluded that the results further support the benefits of adherence to the Mediterranean diet for promoting health and longevity.

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Greek-Cypriot Professor Produces Groundbreaking Anti-Ageing Serum | Greek Reporter Europe

Greek-Cypriot Professor Produces Groundbreaking Anti-Ageing Serum | Greek Reporter Europe | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Greek-Cypriot professor at the Imperial College of London Chris Toumazou found the best way to combat ageing.
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European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : A new approach to historiography

European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : A new approach to historiography | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

With the support of EU funding, a research project was set up to study a crucial period of Greek history. The approach is unique, due to the focus on the historical documentation of the period and the use of a specific text, the author and  composition date of which are unknown

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Σουηδοί τουρίστες- Σημαντιοκότερο από το πρωινό, το WiFi

Σουηδοί τουρίστες- Σημαντιοκότερο από το πρωινό, το WiFi | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Το μερίδιο αγοράς των Σκανδιναβών στην Ελλάδα ανέρχεται σε 22%. Βάσει ερευνών, το WiFi αποτελεί για τους τουρίστες προτεραιότητα μεγαλύτερη κι από το πρωινό, ενώ ενδιαφέρον είναι πως το πάλαι ποτέ δημοφιλές spa βρίσκεται σε χαμηλή προτεραιότητα.

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Head of The East Sphinx Found in the Amphipolis Tomb

Head of The East Sphinx Found in the Amphipolis Tomb | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
The entrance Arch of the great Tomb at Amphipolis, with the two headless-wingless Greek Style Sphinxes also known as a Chimera.

[ gr. khimaira ] any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals.
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National Gallery to Commemorate El Greco with 400th Anniversary Exhibition - The Pappas Post

National Gallery to Commemorate El Greco with 400th Anniversary Exhibition - The Pappas Post | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

On the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death, the National Gallery of Art and Washington—holder of the largest number of the artist’s works in the United States will present a commemorative exhibition of El Greco’s paintings. The exhibition will run from November 2, 2014 to February 16, 2015. 

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Loukanikos the Protest Dog and One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential ‘People’ of 2011 Has Passed - The Pappas Post

Loukanikos the Protest Dog and One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential ‘People’ of 2011 Has Passed - The Pappas Post | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Loukanikos, the Greek dog that accompanied protestors on the front line of demonstrations in 2011 against harsh austerity measures imposed by the Greek government, has passed away. A fond farewell was penned by Petros Katsakos (in Greek) in the newspaper Avgi. The dog was globally famous and was featured on numerous magazine front covers as  a symbol of protest.

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This is soooo sad!

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The Greek Islands: How were they Named? | GreekReporter.com

The Greek Islands: How were they Named? | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors such as spelling, grammar and ancient Greek mythology.
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