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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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3 centuries of #Greek #artistry in a #spectacular exhibition in USA

3 centuries of #Greek #artistry in a #spectacular exhibition in USA | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
After the military triumphs of Alexander the Great and his successors, the influence of Greek culture was felt from the Indus River valley to the Straits of Gibraltar. The concentration of wealth and power in the newly established Hellenistic kingdoms—the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Attalid, and Antigonid—and the sovereign realm of the kings of Syracuse in Sicily fostered an unparalleled burst of creativity in all of the arts. The melding of Classical Greek with predominantly Eastern cultural traditions brought about new standards and conventions in taste and style.

The exhibition begins with Alexander, whose court sculptor Lysippos was one of the most innovative and influential artists of his time. He alone was permitted to create official portrait sculptures of the king. Although no works by Lysippos survive, the exhibition features fine later copies, as well as Hellenistic art influenced by his groundbreaking style. A series of large-scale portraits of major Hellenistic rulers from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum—never before shown in the United States—represents the largest group of Hellenistic royal portrait sculpture from a single archaeological context. In addition, recently excavated works from Macedonia suggest the sumptuous lifestyle and elaborate funerary practices of Hellenistic royalty.

With its extensively excavated upper and lower citadel, nearby Asklepieion (healing sanctuary), and graves outside the city walls, Pergamon is one of the best-preserved examples of a royal capital of the Hellenistic period. A selection of historical archaeological materials—original finds, a field notebook, photographs, technical drawings, and watercolors—as well as two 19th-century panoramic paintings convey Pergamon’s long history as an archaeological site. A video shows the topography of the area and the physical appearance of the ancient city. The patronage of the Hellenistic kings led to the development of new institutions—libraries and museums, in particular—that have become pillars of modern civilization. The concept of art history and the practice of connoisseurship also began at this time. Pergamon’s sanctuary of Athena, goddess of wisdom, is represented by the 13-foot Hellenistic marble statue of Athena Parthenos, newly restored for this exhibition. The importance of the epic poet Homer in Hellenistic times is highlighted by means of the allegorical sculptural relief known as the “Apotheosis of Homer,” which was made to celebrate the victor of a poetry competition.

At the height of their powers in the third and second centuries B.C., the Attalid rulers of Pergamon controlled a large territory of Asia Minor. The accomplishments of the Attalid kings are showcased through royal monuments; sculptural reliefs of military trophies from the Sanctuary of Athena at Pergamon illustrate the spoils of war; and actual military equipment from the period, embellished with dynastic and religious symbolism, demonstrate the skilled artistry of Hellenistic armorers. A highlight of the exhibition are the sculptural elements from the Great Altar at Pergamon—whose dramatic style was a radical departure from earlier styles and influenced much of later European art. Sculptures from the roof of the Great Altar, a selection of slabs from the Telephos Frieze, and jewel-like architectural elements that decorated its inner open-air chamber, together with sculptural fragments from the monumental Gigantomachy frieze, convey the awe-inspiring power of this unique sculptural monument.
Opulent luxury items in various media were produced by artisans for royalty and other elites. Images of the Attalid royal family give a face to the people who hosted elegant banquets with sophisticated entertainment in royal palaces. The practice of cameo engraving—invented in the Hellenistic period—is represented by one of the largest and most spectacular examples known: The “Vienna Cameo” depicts a king and queen from Ptolemaic Egypt richly attired and imbued with divine symbolism. Exquisite ancient glass, gold and silver vessels for banqueting and religious rituals, coins with royal portraits, engraved gems, and jewelry from all parts of the Hellenistic world reveal the mastery achieved by Hellenistic artisans in the employ of royalty. A small selection of actual furnishings evokes the lavish décor of the palaces themselves, which would have included such elements as mosaic floors; decorative sculpture; furniture of wood, marble, and bronze; and painted stucco walls featuring figural scenes.

Rome became a dominant power in the Eastern Mediterranean and developed into a major center for Hellenistic art in the first century B.C. Roman intervention and conquest in the east was a long and slow process, beginning as early as 229 B.C., when the first Roman army crossed the Adriatic Sea. When Attalos III—the last ruler of the Attalid dynasty—bequeathed Pergamon to Rome on his death in 133 B.C., Rome’s presence in Asia Minor was strengthened further. The bronze portrait of the so-called “Worried Man,” excavated on the Greek island of Delos, is an eloquent testament to the turbulent times. Several major new sculptural types, such as the “Sleeping Hermaphrodite,” are displayed with an emphasis on examples that appealed to Roman tastes. The circulation of works of art is represented through material from late Hellenistic shipwrecks and, most notably, a selection of the Athens National Archaeological Museum’s important finds from the Antikythera shipwreck in Greek waters, along with finds from the Mahdia shipwreck off the Tunisian coast. The magnificent “Borghese Krater,” a type represented in the Mahdia ship’s cargo, is an outstanding example of the new decorative art being created by Greek sculptors for sumptuous Roman villas.

The complex history of the formation of the Roman Empire is presented through portraits of historical figures, including Mithradates Eupator, Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra. The exhibition concludes with the Roman Emperor Augustus and the late Hellenistic rulers. Of particular interest is the exquisite sculpture of Juba II, who was brought to Rome as part of Caesar’s triumph over Numidia, educated there, and later restored to the throne by Augustus as a client king. Although the power of the Hellenistic kingdoms came to an end in the late first century B.C. with the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium, the innovations of Hellenistic artists fostered by their royal patrons would influence Roman Imperial art for centuries.

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Greek restaurant ranks in world's top 25 | Kathimerini

Greek restaurant ranks in world's top 25 | Kathimerini | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Funky Gourmet, a restaurant situated in down town Athens, has been selected as one of the best eateries worldwide by TripAdvisor users.
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Athens Ranks 1st Among 25 Most Influential Cities in the World | GreekReporter.com

Athens Ranks 1st Among 25 Most Influential Cities in the World | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Two Greek cities, that have always been a magnet for art and culture, have recently been included in the list of the 25 cities with the greatest impact on the world

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Korres Supercar Made in Greece | GreekReporter.com

Korres Supercar Made in Greece | GreekReporter.com | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

When people think of super cars, it's the likes of the Corvette Sting Ray, Ferrarri, Lamborgini and Bugatti, but now a Greek auto designer says his car can run with any of them

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Η ΜΗΛΟΣ ΩΣ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΠΕΙΡΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ (17ος αιώνας)

Η ΜΗΛΟΣ ΩΣ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΠΕΙΡΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ (17ος αιώνας) | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Το 1537 κατέκτησε την Μήλο ο Βαρβαρόσσα και από το 1566 πέρασε από τους Ενετούς στους Τούρκους. Καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια τηςΤουρκοκρατίας ήταν ορμητήριο πειρατών. ΦΩΤΟ: ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΛΟΥΒΡΟΥ/ Wikipedia
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13 λόγοι που κάνουν τις Κυκλάδες επίγειο παράδεισο.

13 λόγοι που κάνουν τις Κυκλάδες επίγειο παράδεισο. | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Η Huffington Post εκθειάζει τα ελληνικά νησιά...
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Σχεδιασμός προϊόντων, βιομηχανικό design και ελληνικό branding

Σχεδιασμός προϊόντων, βιομηχανικό design και ελληνικό branding | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Πολλοί στην Ελλάδα συζητάμε για τα φτηνά και κατά πολλούς κακόγουστα εισαγώμενα προϊόντα που απευθύνονται στον επισκέπτη της χώρας μας, ο οποίος κωλύεται να βρει κάτι το ποιοτικό.

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A Little Bit of Greek Toy History-The El Greco and Lyra Toys Collection

A Little Bit of Greek Toy History-The El Greco and Lyra Toys Collection | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
A virtual museum online with vintage toys from Greece. Ελάτε σε μια από τις ωραιότερες συλλογές ελληνικών παιχνιδιών της δεκαετίας του 80 και του 90!
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For its reopening exhibit, the Municipal Gallery of Athens focuses on history of the capital

For its reopening exhibit, the Municipal Gallery of Athens focuses on history of the capital | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
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Το μοναδικό μαγαζί που φτιάχνει υδρόγειους σφαίρες στην Ελλάδα

Το μοναδικό μαγαζί που φτιάχνει υδρόγειους σφαίρες στην Ελλάδα | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Βρίσκεται στου Ψυρρή και κυριολεκτικά στο εσωτερικό του θα συναντήσεις ολόκληρο τον κόσμο.
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Wonderful!

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ETC: Greece Welcomes Most Arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe in 2014

ETC: Greece Welcomes Most Arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe in 2014 | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Greece led growth in Southern and Mediterranean Europe last year with a 22 percent increase in arrivals, the European Travel Commission (ETC) said in its recently released European Tourism 2014 - Trends & Prospects quarterly report.
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Whatever floats your boat - the unstoppable growth of themed cruises - BBC News

Whatever floats your boat - the unstoppable growth of themed cruises - BBC News | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Whatever floats your boat - the unstoppable growth of themed cruises
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A very interesting trend which has influenced Celestyal Cruises to develop their own "themed cruises" around the Aegean for 2016.
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Πώς τράβηξα τη φωτογραφία που συγκίνησε τα social media

Πώς τράβηξα τη φωτογραφία που συγκίνησε τα social media | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
O Λευτέρης Παρτσάλης μιλά στο LIFO.gr για την εικόνα με τις τρεις γιαγιάδες και το μωρό της Σύριας που τράβηξε στη Λέσβο
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Art In Wool: Ο 25χρονος ιδιοκτήτης της τα «έβαλε» με την κρίση και πέτυχε

Art In Wool: Ο 25χρονος ιδιοκτήτης της τα «έβαλε» με την κρίση και πέτυχε | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Η εταιρεία Art In Wool φτιάχνει υπέροχες ζακέτες, μπουφάν, καζάκες και πλεκτές μπλούζες μακρυμάνικες. Το νήμα που χρησιμοποιούν το εισάγουν από την Ιταλία και είναι εξαιρετικό.
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Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Readers Vote Greek Islands Best Islands in the World - The Pappas Post

Where are the world's loveliest islands, according to the readers of one of the most prestigious travel magazines? The Greek Islands, of course. 

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Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών: Μοναδική τελετή επίκλησης του Ήλιου στην Επίδαυρο

Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών: Μοναδική τελετή επίκλησης του Ήλιου στην Επίδαυρο | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Μια ξεχωριστή πρόταση από το θέατρο Νο της Ιαπωνίας έκανε διαφορετικό το πρωινό του Σαββάτου που μας πέρασε, στο αρχαίο θέατρο Επιδαύρου.

Ήταν μια  πρόταση στο κοινό να παρακολουθήσει, με ελεύθερη είσοδο, στις 6 το πρωί, την τελετή της επίκλησης του Ήλιου. Και παρά τη δύσκολη ώρα, στη διαδρομή για το αρχαίο θέατρο δημιουργήθηκε μια μεγάλη ουρά αυτοκινήτων ενώ στις 6 ακριβώς, περισσότερα από 1.000 θεατές άρχισαν να παρακολουθούν, για περίπου μία ώρα μια αρχέγονη τελετή, που οι καλλιτέχνες του Θεάτρου Νο έκαναν δώρο στο ελληνικό κοινό, σαν αντίδωρο στην πρόσκληση του Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών.

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Ο Έλληνας που άλλαξε την εξέλιξη του Β΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου

Ο Έλληνας που άλλαξε την εξέλιξη του Β΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Γνώριζε το μυστικό του ραντάρ και τον κυνηγούσαν κατάσκοποι αρκετά χρόνια πριν τον 2ο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο. Ο Έλληνας εφευρέτης και η αναγνώριση που ήρθε με μεγάλη καθυστέρηση
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Φάγαμε σε 6 αυλές με λιγότερα από 15€

Φάγαμε σε 6 αυλές με λιγότερα από 15€ | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Τσιμπολογάμε χορταστικά σε έξι νόστιμα μεζεδοπωλεία στην καρδιά της Αθήνας, που μας σερβίρουν στις δροσερές αυλές τους με λιγότερα από 15€.
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Successful Greek Entrepreneur Pens Stinging Story of Greek Business Reality in Financial Times - The Pappas Post

Marco Veremis, co-founder of Upstream was Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. His successful company builds software in Greece and has customers in more than 40 countries throughout the world. He penned the following story in The Financial Times.

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Έκθεση "Γυναικεία μυκονιάτικη ενδυμασία: Μια σπουδή στον αιγαιακό υλικό πολιτισμό"

Έκθεση "Γυναικεία μυκονιάτικη ενδυμασία: Μια σπουδή στον αιγαιακό υλικό πολιτισμό" | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
ΕΚΘΕΣΗ "ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΙΑ ΜΥΚΟΝΙΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΝΔΥΜΑΣΙΑ: ΜΙΑ ΣΠΟΥΔΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΙΓΑΙΑΚΟ ΥΛΙΚΟ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟ"
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Bob Dylan and Van Morrison Sing Together in Athens, on Historic Hill Overlooking the Acropolis

Bob Dylan and Van Morrison Sing Together in Athens, on Historic Hill Overlooking the Acropolis | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
'Foreign Window' and 'One Irish Rover':

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK46RzGON-4

On a summer day in 1989, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan met up in Greece and brought their acoustic guitars to the place in Athens where the ancients believed the muses lived.
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A long lost story of a Jewish Family's Flight from Corfu to the Small Island of Ereikousa

A long lost story of a Jewish Family's Flight from Corfu to the Small Island of Ereikousa | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it
Israeli brothers Avraham and Peretz Hassid knew not to question their Greek-born mother Shoshana about what happened to her during the Holocaust, but an American author with her own family secret has changed the way they viewed their family's history.

In the seven decades that have passed, not one of the Christian people living on Ereikousa has spoken of the Jewish family of five who hid on the island during the Nazi occupation.  It was an act of concealment shared by all of Ereikousa's residents, who risked their lives and those of their families.

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This is an amazing story.

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«Το Χωραφάκι»: Η διαδικτυακή υπηρεσία που θα σας βοηθήσει να γίνετε αγρότες

«Το Χωραφάκι»: Η διαδικτυακή υπηρεσία που θα σας βοηθήσει να γίνετε αγρότες | My View of Greece - Ελλάδα | Scoop.it

Εάν έχετε ένα κομμάτι γης που μένει ανεκμετάλλευτο και σκέφτεστε να το καλλιεργήσετε αλλά δεν έχετε τις απαραίτητες αγροτικές γνώσεις για να κάνετε την αρχή, «Το Χωραφάκι» θα σας δώσει όλες τις απαραίτητες πληροφορίες. Πρόκειται για μία διαδικτυακή συμβουλευτική υπηρεσία που ειδικεύεται σε αγροτικά θέματα και βρίσκεται στο πλευρό όλων όσων σκέφτονται να στραφούν στην αγροτική καλλιέργεια.

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