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BY Greece Is

| Aug 08, 2022

History

Doing the Right Thing with the Parthenon Marbles

The UK newspapers have all been buzzing this week with the suggestion that the British Museum may be ready to discuss the return of the Parthenon Sculptures with Greece. This all arose after the new chairman of the BM Trustees, George Osborne, said that there is a “deal to be done” over sharing these ancient treasures with the country of their origin. This comment was followed by an interview for…

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BY Greece Is

| Jun 03, 2022

History

The Parthenon Marbles: An Ever Poignant Question

I was deeply moved during a recent visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens. The usual marvelous sensory and cultural feelings that always occur while viewing the marbles of this splendid museum, designed by the Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, were heightened, on the occasion, by seeing the fragment of marble which arrived earlier this year from the Salinas Museum in Palermo. This is known as the Fagan fragment. This fragment,…

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BY Pantelis Tsompanis

| Dec 08, 2021

Life

Studying in Thessaloniki: The Campus on My Doorstep

A coming-of-age story on the streets of Thessaloniki.

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BY Greece Is

| Nov 11, 2021

Life

I believe in Greece

Every time I see the Parthenon it takes my breath away, never ceasing to inspire me. I walk around the perimeter of the Acropolis on which the Parthenon sits almost every day. It stands there in daylight as guardian over this ancient city and at night, a flood of light transforms it into a beacon. I do my best thinking near and around it. I am in Athens writing a…

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BY Claire Lees Ingham

| May 14, 2021

Destinations

A House in Kritsa

“It was all a bit spontaneous,” I say, when people ask me how we came to buy a house in Greece. And so it was. But it was also the result of a forty-year love affair with the country, which began with a cassette version of My Family and Other Animals.

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BY Stella Thomas

| Apr 06, 2021

History

Musing on the Greek Legacy in the Shadow of the Acropolis

How the ancient Greek virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice continue to inspire us in these challenging and uncertain times.

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BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Apr 18, 2020

Life

An Easter to Remember

“Can I have the lamb’s teeth?” Haris, a close family friend whose Washington D.C. backyard we were in at the time, looked at me perplexed, and likely somewhat troubled. It was a peculiar request to come from a six year old.

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BY Lisa Radinovsky

| Apr 18, 2020

COVID 19

Social Distance on a Greek Island in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post was originally published on the blog Mom in Greece Today by Lisa Radinovsky and is reproduced here with her kind permission. Radinovsky is a writer based in Crete and founder of the website Greek Liquid Gold, dedicated to the wonders of Greek extra virgin olive oil.

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