Archive for the ‘Archaeology’ Category

Prof. John Chrysoulakis meets Hellenic Associations and Charities in London

Prof. John Chrysoulakis meets Hellenic Associations and Charities in London
Members of the Associations and Charities with His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, Prof John Chrysoulakis and the Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Caramitsos – Tziras Prof. John Chrysoulakis meets Hellenic Associations  and Charities in London The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) hosted a gathering...
February 3rd, 2020 | Archaeology, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, HR, People and Places, Religion | Read More

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics
Achilleas Papadionysiou (l) with John Faraclas (r) Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics Following John Faraclas’s June 18th 2018 interview by SBC TV, we continue with yet another live interview he gave on Greek and international shipping, geopolitics,...
January 26th, 2020 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Awards, Banking, Books, Charity, Climate, Communication, Cruise Industry, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Holidays, Immigration, Interviews, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Technology, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens
A brief visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where famous 19th c. amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s solid gold artful finds from Mycenae (16th c. BC) are on display, will be indicative of the Greek heritage in jewelry making. Goldsmiths with simple tools created elaborate...
January 7th, 2020 | Archaeology, Holidays, Insight, Jewelry, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens
Winter vacation in Athens, the vibrant and versatile capital of Greece sounds like an unconventional choice, as Greece is often associated with summer fun in the islands. Having said that, over the last years gradually an increasing number of visitors is noticeable downtown during winter months. Temperatures...
January 5th, 2020 | Archaeology, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles
Geoffrey Robertson QC delivering his speech How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles Greece can have the Parthenon Marbles returned to the Acropolis Museum if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister on 12th December, says Geoffrey Robertson QC today. Otherwise, the only way to force future Conservative...
November 12th, 2019 | Archaeology, Books, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Exceptional video news from the Antikythera Wreck

Exceptional video news from the Antikythera Wreck
The “Typhoon” Exceptional video news from the Antikythera Wreck The official video of the October 2019 “Return to Antikythera” diving expedition at the Antikythera Wreck site. Artifacts are coming to the surface. Among them an intact amphora from Kos and timber from the ancient...
October 31st, 2019 | Archaeology, Maritime History and Museums, Underwater Shipping | Read More

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London
Illustration by Alexandra Bissa “Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London Distinguished academics and designers from Europe come together at the Museum of London to showcase the everlasting influence of the Minoan culture at the global contemporary creation...
October 24th, 2019 | Accessories, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Consumers Market, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Jewelry, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Layers of London

Layers of London
Discover fascinating collections of material related to London’s history and see these records on a map of London. Explore Layers of London – a new digital platform enabling you to peel back the layers of London’s history to discover its people and places, and to share your own stories. Did...
September 21st, 2018 | Archaeology, Clubs, Communication, Food and Drink, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!
New in store: ”Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions: Images, Ruins and Cultural Memory” In 2015–2017 Palmyra, a World Heritage Site situated in Syria, was conquered by ISIS who destroyed its monuments and museum, also killing several of its inhabitants. Their aim was to erase the memory...
April 9th, 2018 | Archaeology, Books, Education and Training, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

“Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine”

“Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine”
Georgia’s claim to wine fame. “Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine” By James Brewer It is a bold claim, but the evidence is in the pips. The world’s oldest wine-making tradition is averred by the Republic of Georgia, which says it has enjoyed 8,000 years of uninterrupted production from grapes,...
October 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Associations, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

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