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Stelios Kyriakides - A Marathon Legend

Stylianos (Stelios) Kyriakides was born in the mountain village of Statos, near Pafos, in Cyprus on the 15th January, 1910. The youngest of five children, he left home to find work and help his poor farming family.

  • Published in Sports

Mycenean Greeks in Pretani (Britain)

The Mycenaean civilization was an early Greek civilization flourished during the period between 1600 BC, when Helladic culture in mainland Greece was transformed under influences from Minoan Crete.

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

When 28 civilians were killed in Athens, it wasn’t the Nazis who were to blame, it was the British. Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith reveal how Churchill’s shameful decision to turn on the partisans who had fought on our side in the war sowed the seeds for the rise of the far right in Greece today

  • Published in History

What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like

The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.
Scroll down to listen to the music.

  • Published in Weird

The Latin alphabet derives from Greek Chalcidian

The Greeks were the first Europeans to learn to write with an alphabet, and from them alphabetic writing spread to the rest of Europe, eventually leading down to all modern European alphabets.

  • Published in Weird
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