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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Global Greek Pulse: Selected News and Views of All Things Greek from Around the World


Welcome to the first issue of our new project

The Global Greek Pulse
Keeping our finger on the pulse of all things Greek.
  A selection in one place for you to enjoy!

Just click on the underlined/highlighted link to go to the related article.




 The Greek Ministry of Culture released this presentation/sketch by Architect M Lefatzis’ of the interior of the tomb inside the Kasta Tumulus of ancient Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece.

As speculation mounts on who - from Alexander the Great to his mother Olympias - could be lying in the death chamber, locals recall being told as children in the sixties to quieten down so as not to waken the Queen…
ςςςςςς! Κοιμάται η Βασίλισσα!"


Culture and Civilisation 
  • Speculation runs wild as Amphipolis slowly reveals its Millennia-old secrets: Stunning Alexander-era Caryatid statues found guarding theancient tomb
  • We would have included an article by National Geographic here but decided against it when we saw that they had two major fails in one of their articles. 
    They referred to FYROM as 'MACED' in a map in the article, and they incorrectly wrote ' Macedonia, now Northern Greece' instead of 'Macedonia, IN Northern Greece' in the same article.

    On a humorous note, the regional governor of Serres, Mr Yiannis Moisiadis, told Parapolitika
    a while back, that Archaeologists from FYROM offered their help at Amphipolis. Politely declining their request, Mr Moisiadis advised them that if anything written in Slavic is unearthed it will be sent to Skopje... (article in Greek)

  • 'The Parthenon marbles are the world's most beautiful art – and that's why we should give them back ' Hear, hear!
  • Gods, Myths & Mortals’ opens in Australia at Melbourne’s HellenicMuseum on September 12, 2014. Greek Treasures across the Millennia from Greece’s Benaki Museum will be exhibited under a collaboration agreement between the two museums.
  • Thrive goes Downunder: Media Mogul Arianna Huffington will be speaking September 12, 2014 in  Auckland, New Zealand. See her list of tips for a better life
  • On the road to an Oscar, Pantelis Voulgaris' latest film LITTLE ENGLAND to open the inaugural EUphoria Film Festival on September 19, 2014  in Los Angeles
  • September21, 2014, Beverly Hills Playhouse: Actor, author and intrepid traveler, Greek Australian Thaao Penghlis performs PLACES, a staged performance of his new book. "Places:The Journey of My Days, My Lives" -  a memoir and travel diary.
     
  • On 25 September, 2014,Greece's beloved Nana Mouskouri returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of her extended Happy 80th Birthday Tour

Travel and Adventure
Sport
Politics
Food and Drink
Fashion
Trade, Technology, Innovation


We hope you have enjoyed the inaugural ‘edition’ of our new project

The Global Greek Pulse

We will round it off with a beautiful video from the WashingtonOxi Day Foundation
29 prominent Global Greeks define
Philotimo: The Greek Secret
a word which should be in everyone’s hearts!




Stay tuned for more...

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