Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Oct 30-Nov 5

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:


Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is hosting a small exhibition – running beside a big show commemorating its 150th anniversary – to acquaint the public with the efforts during World War II to hide and preserve its priceless collections from widespread looting by occupying forces. Read more

Archaeologist at Jesus’ tomb site: “What was found is astonishing”

In the innermost chamber of the site said to be the tomb of Jesus, a restoration team has peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. National Geographic is partnering with Greek restoration experts to document the work. Read more

The 10 most underrated European islands

If the likes of Capri, Skye and Rhodes sound like they’re going to be a little too crowded for your tastes, then Europe has plenty more island options… Which Greek island made the list? Read more

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world. It first rose to prominence during the late Bronze Age (approx. 1600 – 1100 BCE) as part of the Mycenaean civilization that birthed many of the great cities of Greek antiquity. Read more

Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

Well-worn legend dictated that the Cubs would never win another World Series thanks to the Curse of the Billy Goat, cast by William “Billy Goat” Sianis. Read more

Where to be seen in 2017: Top 20 travel destinations for next year

THESE hotspots are predicted to be the most popular travel destinations of 2017 – so book now to beat the crowds. Which Greek hotspots made the list? Read more

Diving archaeologists find treasures in sunken ship carrying the Parthenon marbles to Britain

A trove of treasures, from ancient Egyptian statues to coins and amphorae with stamped handles, has been found inside the wreck of the Mentor, one of the ships used to transport the Parthenon marbles from Piraeus to England. 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.

Be well!

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