Articles | History | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:10:32 GMT 2020-08-26T03:10:32Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Cycladic Art | Athens | Year-Round http://www.ekathimerini daily/whats-on/cycladic-art--athens--year-round

The Museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986 to house the wealth of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 13:40:31 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/whats-on/cycladic-art--athens--year-round 2020-08-24T13:40:31Z
A sweet history: Greek immigrants in the confection business http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-sweet-history-greek-immigrants-in-the-confection-business

The Greek-American connection with restaurants, albeit stereotypically exaggerated, is by now proverbial. Not as well-known is the Greek association with the confectionery industry, which Greek immigrants came to dominate, if not monopolize, for the better part of the 20th century. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:26:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-sweet-history-greek-immigrants-in-the-confection-business 2020-08-22T10:26:17Z
Ion Dragoumis: In search of better Greeks http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ion-dragoumis-in-search-of-better-greeks

July 31, 2020 marked the 100-year anniversary of the assassination of the Greek patriot, diplomat, politician and intellectual Ion Dragoumis.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:06:07 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ion-dragoumis-in-search-of-better-greeks 2020-08-08T21:06:07Z
Antique vehicles get royal treatment http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/antique-vehicles-get-royal-treatment

Ten vehicles that once belonged to Greece’s former royal family have been transferred to a new storage area to undergo further maintenance. The eight cars and two electric tricycles had recently undergone restoration work by a team of conservators from the Culture Ministry to remove built-up dirt and dust after a long period of immobility on the premises of the former royal estate at Tatoi in northern Athens. The antiques, aged between 55 and 82 years, are considered exceptional examples of luxury cars of the 20th century and have historic significance as they are associated both with members of the former royal family and international personalities, as well as important moments in modern Greek history. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the new storage area provides the necessary conditions that will allow an assessment of their state of preservation and for the continuation of the necessary work. “The Maintenance Department will continue the detailed documentation of their maintenance status, and will investigate the construction materials, their peculiarities for corrosion, their further protection and promotion,” she said. [Culture Ministry]

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:41:08 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/antique-vehicles-get-royal-treatment 2020-08-04T10:41:08Z
Haghia Sophia being rendered ‘closed and silent’ http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/haghia-sophia-being-rendered-closed-and-silent

The Republic of Turkey’s recent decision to convert the Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque marks a serious moment in contemporary history, and we should all be aware of this.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:00:23 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/haghia-sophia-being-rendered-closed-and-silent 2020-07-28T16:00:23Z
Greece's great declutter at battle coastline http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeces-great-declutter-at-battle-coastline

Greece is commemorating one of the greatest naval battles in ancient history this year at Salamis, the claw-shaped island skirting the mainland near Athens.

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 14:45:08 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeces-great-declutter-at-battle-coastline 2020-07-18T14:45:08Z
Erdogan’s hubris http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/erdogans-hubris

Justinian built it, Mehmet II took it by conquest, Ataturk turned it into a museum. Erdogan stacked a court with his acolytes, signed a paper converting it into a mosque and reckons himself a conqueror.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:34:31 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/erdogans-hubris 2020-07-16T14:34:31Z
Survey charts perceptions of 1821 Greek Revolution http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/survey-charts-perceptions-of-1821-greek-revolution

The leader of the Greek Revolution in 1821, Theodoros Kolokotronis, is the most popular among its heroes, according to 92.7% of respondents in the first of three surveys being conducted by the Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:16:40 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/survey-charts-perceptions-of-1821-greek-revolution 2020-07-09T18:16:40Z
Greece 2021 Committee announces tender for souvenir licensees http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-2021-committee-announces-tender-for-souvenir-licensees

The Greece 2021 Committee, which is organizing events to mark the bicentennial of the declaration of the Greek War of Independence, has announced that a series of souvenirs bearing its logo will also be available. 

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:29:59 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-2021-committee-announces-tender-for-souvenir-licensees 2020-07-02T19:29:59Z
Power-broking by distant gods http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/power-broking-by-distant-gods

Several disputes and debates about Greece’s borders send me back one century to 1919, when Eleftherios Venizelos addressed very similar issues in the context of the Peace Conference following the First World War.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:05:40 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/power-broking-by-distant-gods 2020-06-23T11:05:40Z
The judgment of Holy Wisdom http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-judgment-of-holy-wisdom

Monuments that have endured through time and hardship are free of the bonds of their age, of the vision and fate of their creators. They become part of our global heritage, “judging” those responsible for their preservation.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:06:15 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-judgment-of-holy-wisdom 2020-06-12T18:06:15Z
The inspiring journey of ancient Athenian plague victim Myrtis http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/the-inspiring-journey-of-ancient-athenian-plague-victim-myrtis

When Myrtis was brought back to virtual life in 2010, her image and story was shared on social media around the world. Now, the ancient Athenian 11-year-old is being mobilized in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:14:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/the-inspiring-journey-of-ancient-athenian-plague-victim-myrtis 2020-06-11T17:14:35Z
At least four carriages discovered in ex-royal estate http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/at-least-four-carriages-discovered-in-ex-royal-estate

At least four carriages were discovered by Culture Ministry conservators working at the former royal estate of Tatoi in northern Athens, according to the Friends of Tatoi Society, a citizens’ group that supports the salvation of the estate.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 15:26:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/at-least-four-carriages-discovered-in-ex-royal-estate 2020-06-09T15:26:06Z
Angelopoulos offers apology over Kapodistrias controversy http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/angelopoulos-offers-apology-over-kapodistrias-controversy

In response to the social media firestorm in May that was caused by a post by the Greece 2021 committee that presented the first head of state of independent Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias as a dictator, its president, Gianna Angelopoulos, offered an apology.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:38:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/angelopoulos-offers-apology-over-kapodistrias-controversy 2020-06-03T15:38:32Z
Greece reacts to Turkish Foreign Ministry statement on Pontic genocide http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-reacts-to-turkish-foreign-ministry-statement-on-pontic-genocide

Athens has accused Ankara of trying to “fabricate history” after the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing comments by the Greek political class on the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war.

Wed, 20 May 2020 10:57:16 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-reacts-to-turkish-foreign-ministry-statement-on-pontic-genocide 2020-05-20T10:57:16Z
Evzones don Pontian costume to mark genocide anniversary http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/evzones-don-pontian-costume-to-mark-genocide-anniversary

A pair of Evzones, members of the presidential guard, performed the change of guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament on Tuesday dressed in the traditional black Pontian costume to mark the 101st anniversary of the Pontic Genocide. "The international community has a duty to bring to light and condemn acts of heinous barbarism, such as the systematic extermination of innocent citizens," Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou wrote on Twitter. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to an "unprecedented atrocity," the recognition of which the Greek state is striving to promote globally. [Kostas Tsironis/ANA-MPA]

Wed, 20 May 2020 06:14:11 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/evzones-don-pontian-costume-to-mark-genocide-anniversary 2020-05-20T06:14:11Z
Remembering the Spanish flu, a century later http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/remembering-the-spanish-flu-a-century-later

It was a Sunday night a few weeks back and Marianna Theodoropoulou kept looking at her watch. She was determined to be on her balcony at 9 p.m. sharp to applaud the country’s hospital doctors and nurses battling the coronavirus crisis.

Sun, 10 May 2020 12:49:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/remembering-the-spanish-flu-a-century-later 2020-05-10T12:49:12Z
We are all refugees now http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/we-are-all-refugees-now

It is the silence which makes life so different. The silence in the village. The silence in the town. The silence in the city. It bewilders and it disorients. It seems that life is suspended, unreal, immaterial. Everything that should “happen” normally isn’t “happening” at all.

Mon, 04 May 2020 15:08:26 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/we-are-all-refugees-now 2020-05-04T15:08:26Z
Those who forget the plagues are condemned to repeat them http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/those-who-forget-the-plagues-are-condemned-to-repeat-them

In the 1980s, when I was teaching biology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), the world was grappling with the ever-expanding AIDS epidemic – and yet many people were still blissfully suffering from historical amnesia with regard to infectious disease.

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:00:08 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/those-who-forget-the-plagues-are-condemned-to-repeat-them 2020-04-29T06:00:08Z
Niall Ferguson: ‘Now we are in Cold War II’ http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/niall-ferguson-now-we-are-in-cold-war-ii

In an interview with Kathimerini, Scottish-American historian Niall Ferguson hails Greece’s handling of health crisis.

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:21:07 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/niall-ferguson-now-we-are-in-cold-war-ii 2020-04-28T17:21:07Z