Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Oct 10-15

Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week. New list every Saturday!

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

 

5 things you need to know about Greek wine

Greece has so many of its own distinctive indigenous vine grapes – more than many of our Eastern-Mediterranean neighbours – and our producers have continued to raise the bar of expectations from these almost forgotten varieties found across all of Greece’s intriguing and picturesque landscape. Tasting Greek wines is like a never-ending story. Just when you think you understand it all, you taste a wine that comes from nowhere and knocks you off your feet. Read more

Local business helps rebuild church at Ground Zero

A local business is helping a church at Ground Zero in New York rebuild after the 9-11 attacks. E&H Steel in Midland City is fabricating steel for the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in New York City. Read more

Greek research into microneurotrophins a ray of hope for ALS, MS and other neurodegenerative disease patients

Groundbreaking research currently underway in Greece may offer new hope for those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, retinal degeneration or multiple sclerosis. Read more

Ancient Greeks may have built China’s famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous Terracotta Army, according to new research. Read more

Greek heroes honoured at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

he UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, today honoured the heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis by giving its Nansen Refugee Award to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi of PIKPA village on the island of Lesvos. Read more

The Church of 100 doors, Paros, Greece

There’s a silver mother and child icon in every house on the Greek island of Paros, so what’s the story? Friend and local Paraskevi tells me: “You’ll find the original in Ekatontapiliani, the Church of 100 Doors.” Read more

Modern issues from the ancient world

AESCHYLUS’ The Suppliant Women might be 2,500 years old, but its themes of democracy, public votes, asylum seekers, rape and the precipitation of war have poignant resonance today. One of the world’s oldest plays, The Suppliant Women has been translated into English language for the first time ever. Read more

 



That’s it for this week!

Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web.

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