Our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week.
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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:
Cinespace continues to expand its stage capability. It’s adding six new stages to its existing 24 stages. Construction of the new stages in its South Building at 16th and Rockwell will start this summer. Read more
The idea going in was quite simple: I go to a really nice, laid-back Greek island — one with an actual local culture, businesses and income streams outside of tourism — and slide gently into another year of making television whilst maintaining my suntan from summer vacation. What did I know about Naxos? What did I expect to find? Read more
In Greek mythology, Dionysus, a son of Zeus, was the God of wine. He introduced the grapevine and taught the secrets of its cultivation and fermentation to mortals (among other things, but that’s another story). There were many festivals in celebration of Dionysus and the tradition of festivals still holds in Greece. Here, in the U.S., they are called “glendis” or good times. Read more
Two participations from Greece are among the 28 winners between 16 European countries that have received the Europa Nostra 2016 prize-the greatest European distinction in the area of the preservation of cultural heritage. These participations competed in the «Restoration» category and refer to the Byzantine church of St. Peter at the Kastania village in the Mani region of southern Greece and the traditional watermill of St. Germanus at the Prespa region. Read more
During the first three decades of his long career, American artist Lucas Samaras (b. 1936 in Greece) turned to pastel to produce small, intimate works that explored themes present in his better-known paintings, sculptures, and installations. He was attracted to pastel’s bright colors and shimmering surface, and also to the fact that it was an unfashionable medium in postwar American art. Read more
Until 1996, two of Egypt’s greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.
For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion (known from Greek mythology) was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs gathered algae. Gods and kings sat in stasis, powerless, their statues slowly withdrawing from the world, one inch of sand at a time. Goddio spent years surveying this find, as well as neighboring Canopus, which was rediscovered by a British RAF pilot in 1933 who noticed ruins leading into the waters. Read more
A joint venture between Italy’s Renco and Greece’s Terna has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two compressor stations and a metering station for the Trans Adriatic gas pipeline, the operator TAP said. Read more
As 200th anniversary of artifacts’ removal approaches, Greek culture minister says government will appeal to courts and the likes of UN. 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!