Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Sep 18-24

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:

 

At 9 years old, Penn-Trafford High School graduate begins college

Greek Orthodox Priest Peter Maillis was discussing his son William’s ability at age 5 to recite the English, Greek, French, Spanish and Hebrew alphabets, along with other language skills.

One day his son met a Chinese girl at school, and he learned to count to 100 in Chinese plus the primary and secondary colors and the names of family members — mother, father, etc. — in an hour. Read more

Scientists discover grove of 1,000-year-old trees in Greece

Researchers studying a remote section of the Pindos mountains in northern Greece have discovered a grove of ancient trees untouched for more than 1,000 years. The dozen millennium-old trees, all Bosnian pines, include one specimen that first set down roots at least 1,075 years ago. Read more

THE BEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

What are your favourite countries to visit? In our Readers’ Travel Awards you told us you really can’t get enough of Greece, which continues to capture your imagination with crowd-pleasing scores across the board. Read more

Traveler’s Choice: The world’s best museums for 2016

Museums have been keeping bored travelers occupied for so long there should be a museum dedicated to museums.

But while some are just dusty collections of old fossils where folks go to soak up the aircon and feel weary, others can blow minds. Read more

Greek Paralympians collect 13 medals including five golds

Thanasis Constantinidis will be Greece’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio in the early hours of Monday (Greek time), after winning two of Greece’s 13 medals in the Games that concluded on Sunday. Read more

This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis

If the West had a birthday, though, it would probably be the 22nd of September 480 BC—the traditional date for the ship-splintering battle of Salamis, which finally brought a curtain down on the bloodshed at Marathon and Thermopylae. Read more

Documentary Spotlights Greek American Miners In Shadow Of Ludlow Massacre

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s. For many the only work they could get was in the dangerous coal mines around the West. Most of the Greeks in southern Colorado were working in coal mines owned by the huge Colorado Fuel and Iron company, known as CF&I. The mines were notoriously dangerous and the miners lived in extreme poverty.  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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