Archive for the ‘Archaeology’ Category

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success
Dancing on stage… A group of Dutch journalists escorted by Eleni Skarveli, the head of the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation) in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg,  are now on the Island of the Winds*, that is Chios in other words, one of the most prominent and powerful places...
May 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Charity, Communication, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Come heroes discover in the spring! (Kom zeehelden ontdekken in de voorjaarsvakantie!)

Come heroes discover in the spring! (Kom zeehelden ontdekken in de voorjaarsvakantie!)
Heroes in the lead during spring break! This year is the Dutch ships attacked England exactly 350 years ago. Just as the British were really scared! Why admiral Michiel de Ruyter attacked? What is the Journey to ‘Chatham’ and are you yourself a hero? Find out in this spring...
February 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Archaeology, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Ancient Thouria wins the minds and hearts in London

Ancient Thouria wins the minds and hearts in London
The Skouras’ delivering their illustrated lecture Earlier on tonight, being also one of the coldest so far this winter in London, a very “hot” and  besides cultural event took place at a full house in the Friends Room of the Hellenic Centre! Anna Menis was there with her camera: Dr George...
January 24th, 2017 | Archaeology, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Shipwrecks beamed ashore

Saab Seaeye – Shipwrecks beamed ashore
Historical photo of U-853(courtesy njscuba.net) Live images of significant historical shipwrecks are being filmed by a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV and beamed directly to educational and public audiences ashore in a live telepresence-enabled exploration project. The University of Rhode Island’s research...
June 1st, 2016 | Archaeology, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Oceanology, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Coming up: Chios’ Greek Sailing Ιnternational Race

Coming up: Chios’ Greek Sailing Ιnternational Race
Manolis Vournous, the Mayor of Chios “We look forward seeing all in Chios for the Greek Sailing Race Championship” said Manolis Vournous, the Mayor of Chios. This is the first time that this event will take place in Chios, the fifth largest  Greek Island in Eastern Aegean off the Anatolian Coast...
May 20th, 2016 | Archaeology, Associations, Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

HESGB coming of age…

HESGB coming of age…
A view of the Wellington Ballroom during dinner – more tahn a ful house Now what can you say about this event, the 21st Anniversary of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB*)?  Anny Zade reports on this annual well established international event; pictures by John Faraclas: As...
February 8th, 2016 | Academia, Anniversaries, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography, Press and Media, Reports, Scholarships, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

OI 2016: Marine Technology and Services sector role in the “Blue Economy”

OI 2016: Marine Technology and Services sector role in the “Blue Economy”
From OI 2014-crowded aisles Advancing technology is allowing us to work with the ocean in ways that were previously impossible, which will lead to an exponential growth in the economic value of the sea.  That development will be a significant growth factor in the global economy, but only if done right,...
January 15th, 2016 | Archaeology, Associations, Climate, Communication, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…
The five-horse feat A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages: the Puszta in Hungary and its mesmerising vistas James Brewer joins fellow tourists on a horse-drawn safari to view the pastoral beauty of eastern Hungary Europe’s largest grassland plain is far away from any shoreline, but it has...
October 10th, 2015 | Archaeology, Associations, Environment, Featured, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Tourism | Read More

Four ‘second cities’ of Europe prime their tourism…

Four ‘second cities’ of Europe prime their tourism…
Debrecen. Four ‘second cities’ of Europe prime their tourism offering with unique cooperation agreement By James Brewer Four cultural centres of Eastern Europe are bidding to become more frequent first choices for travellers. Brno (Czech Republic), Debrecen (Hungary), Košice (Slovakia), and Kraków...
October 7th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Associations, Clubs, Education and Training, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Music, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…
Monument to the galley slaves. A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith is saluted in Hungary’s second city Debrecen  By James Brewer To residents of the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the great Dutch 17th century admiral Michiel de Ruyter is a hero. He is known as...
September 27th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion | Read More

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple
Archaeological site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history, ” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s...
August 24th, 2015 | Archaeology, Headlines, Military, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Greeks

Greeks
Indeed, “Greeks”, the book! Greeks, “the Lighthouse of Civilization throughout the ages”; what a shipping title this subtitle stands for, and why not for a sea-wise nation! The Lighthouse, the beacon leading you to the sail of infinity! In these turbulent times we live in, with the world economy...
August 19th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…
The international shipping community is sudden on learning that Marilena P. Laskarides passed away. This tireless and down to earth matron has surpassed everything connected with humanity, charity, devotion and what we all support: corporate social responsibility! Since the beginning of the millennium...
August 9th, 2015 | Archaeology, Books, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Obituaries, Scholarships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess
A full house honouring the event! In early June at a full house at the Lilian Voudouri Room at Athens’ magnificent Concert Hall the Athenian Society and beyond attended one of the special events, of great importance and significance, organised jointly under the auspices of the Society for the Study...
June 12th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Who will be at WTM Latin America 2015?

Who will be at WTM Latin America 2015?
Exhibiting Companies at WTM Latin America Divided into six areas, the show floor truly represents the international travel industry – Brazil, Latin America, Rest of the World, Global Village (including Travel Tech Zone), Braztoa...
March 5th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Cruise Ferry, Executive Travel, Fashion, Film Industry, Food and Drink, Holidays, Jet set, Jobs, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

HESGB 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance: more than a success!

HESGB 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance: more than a success!
The President of HESGB Dimitris Monioudis, Committee Member Alex Xenakis with the  Deputy President George Foustanos greeting guests With over 600 of the faithful – a record attendance – members, guests, sponsors and supporters at the 20thAnniversary of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain...
February 9th, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Games and Puzzles, Holidays, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jewelry, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training, Medical, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Regulatory, Ship Agencies, Ship Conversions, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Stores and Provisions, Story of the Month, Taxation, Technical, Technology, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Preserving Newport’s maritime history

Preserving Newport’s maritime history
Phil Cox presenting Chris Green with corporate sponsorship certificate The Port of Newport is helping preserve one of the most important examples of the city’s proud maritime history by becoming the first corporate sponsor of the Friends of Newport Ship. Associated British Ports, owner and operator...
December 2nd, 2014 | Archaeology, Awards, Charity, Company Profiles, Maritime History and Museums, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media | Read More

Chios Marine Club members visit the Acropolis

Chios Marine Club members visit the Acropolis
From the guided tour.. Over eighty members from the Chios Marine Club together and their guests/friends visited the Acropolis, where amongst others, The Parthenon  and other monuments stand. The Parthenon is the most impressive monument of Greek Architecture! A stunning view of the Athenian plain… It...
October 1st, 2014 | Archaeology, Charity, Clubs, Events | Read More

Hill Dickinson sponsors LISW 2015

Hill Dickinson sponsors LISW 2015
Maria Pittordis HILL DICKINSON SPONSORS LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK 2015 Hill Dickinson LLP is delighted to announce that it has become a proud sponsor of London International Shipping Week 2015 when leaders from every sector of the global shipping industry will descend on London for five days...
September 24th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Finance, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement | Read More

Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president

Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president
At the grave of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, Sátoraljaújhely synagogue. Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president,  By James Brewer Very few professed Jews live among the 15, 000 population of the northern Hungarian town of Sátoraljaújhely, but a 19thcentury religious...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, Charity, Religion | Read More

Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years

Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years
The Golden Treasure of Košice. Photo copyright www. visitkosice.eu Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years,  By James Brewer At today’s gold commodity price, a cache of riches stored in a strong-room near the centre of the city of Košice, eastern Slovakia,...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Jewelry, Religion | Read More

Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display…

Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display…
Zemplín Museum, Michalovce. Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display in Slovak city of Michalovce,  By James Brewer A depiction of two-wheeled chariots from the Bronze Age provides an intriguing link between the Ancient Greeks and the early civilisations of central...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, People and Places, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

In search of the Jewish pre-war societies…

In search of the Jewish  pre-war societies…
Old synagogue of Kráľovský Chlmec. In search of the Jewish  pre-war societies of eastern Slovakia and northern Hungary,  By James Brewer Tracking down what remains of the of once-thriving Jewish communities in largely-rural eastern Slovakia takes patience. Much of the physical infrastructure has...
August 7th, 2014 | Archaeology, Featured, Holidays, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Tourism | Read More

Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths…

Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths…
Sozopol harbour. Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths the ancient tools of maritime trade,  By James Brewer The sands of time will wipe out most remnants of any civilisation, but traces of maritime trade will stubbornly survive. Under water and on land near the Black Sea,...
July 2nd, 2014 | Archaeology, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, News, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Reports, Tourism | Read More