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" '''Penelope Delta''' ( , Alexandria, 1874 – Athens, 27 April 1941) was a Greek (Greece) author of books for children. Practically the first Greek children's books writer, her historical novels have been widely read and influenced Greek popular perceptions on national identity and history. Through her long-time association with Ion Dragoumis, Delta was thrust in the middle of the turbulent early 20th-century Greek politics, from

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for by Andrew Carnegie on the recommendation of art experts, is one of a kind, and is arguably the largest architectural cast ever made. Today the Hall of Architecture houses almost 140 full size plaster casts of elements of buildings found in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other ancient civilizations, and from Romanesque (Romanesque architecture), Gothic (Gothic architecture), and Renaissance (Renaissance architecture) Europe. As such, it is the largest collection of plaster casts

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includes a guest appearance on the series "Mehri tris einai Desmos" (ALTER), "To Kokkino Domatio" (MEGA) and most recently three episodes "Agria Paidia" (MEGA) and "3os Nomos" (MEGA). She takes acting courses at Theatre Embros and studies political sciences and history at the Panteio University, while still modeling. She enjoys going to the movies and long-distance runs. Mara is an active member of "ANASA" the first non-profit organisation for nutritional disorders in Greece. Various countries recognized Israel as a state in the 1940s and 1950s, but they did not recognize Israeli sovereignty over West Jerusalem. There is an international ''sui generis (Sui generis#Legal applications)'' consular corps in Jerusalem. It is commonly referred to as the "Consular Corps of the Corpus Separatum". The states that have maintained consulates in Jerusalem say that it was part of Mandate Palestine, and in a de jure sense, has not since become part of any other sovereignty. The Netherlands maintains an office in Jerusalem serving mainly Israeli citizens. Other foreign governments base Consulate General offices in Jerusalem, including Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Country Profile: Israel Since the President of Israel resides in Jerusalem and confirms the foreign diplomats, the ambassadors have to travel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to submit letters of credentials upon being appointed. ''The State News'' traces its roots to March 10, 1909. It was first dubbed ''The Holcad'', chosen by the president of the then-Michigan Agricultural College. Holcad was the name of a ship that carried news from seaport to seaport in ancient Greece. The newspaper was seen as a way for students to defend themselves against charges of hooliganism by the Lansing press. thumb 150px Logo of the Ministry (File:Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity logo.svg) The '''Ministry for Health and Social Solidarity''' ( Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

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and entertainment programmes. Alter has been featuring popular news anchor Nikos Hadjinikolaou, morning show host Giorgos Aftias and controversial but popular investigative reporter Makis Triantafyllopoulos. Alter also airs the award-winning program Fos Sto Tounel, a program that tracked down missing persons. It also features a strong lineup of children's programming that airs daily. Since early December 2011, Alter Channel has stopped broadcasting due to financial difficulties. King

album in the ''"Dinner In..."'' series, featuring popular Latin American music. Under the RCA label he published his LP (Gramophone record) Dinner in Caracas, with which beat all sales records in South America until then. Afterwards, recorded numerous LP albums in different countries. In America, his ability as arranger conductor led him to collaborate with popular orchestras and singers, such as Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stan Kenton, Machito and Tito

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the German school the general credibility of the account of early Roman (Ancient Rome) history, given in Livy and other classical authors, was violently attacked by J. R. Seeley (John Robert Seeley) and the ''Saturday Review (Saturday Review (London))'', as showing ignorance of the comparative method. More favorable opinions of the work were expressed by others, but it is generally agreed that the author's scholarship is defective and that his views are far too conservative. ''Roma

the city of Thessaloniki in Greece, hence the peak's name (''Solun'' meaning Thessaloniki and ''glava'' meaning "head" in Macedonian: ''The Head of Thessaloniki''). Mycenaean Greeks in Great Britain The Mycenaean civilization (Mycenaean Greece) was an early Greek (Ancient Greece) civilization flourished during the period between 1600 BC, when Helladic culture in mainland Greece was transformed under influences from Minoan (Minoans) Crete

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and the Polyphemos Painter. Interest in Greek art lagged behind the revival of classical scholarship during the Renaissance and revived in the academic circle round Nicholas Poussin in Rome in the 1630s. Though modest collections of vases recovered from ancient tombs in Italy were made in the 15th and 16th centuries these were regarded as Etruscan (Etruscan art). It is possible that Lorenzo de Medici bought several Attic vases directly from Greece A letter of 1491 to Lorenzo from Angelo Poliziano made an offer of 3 vases as an addition to an implied existing collection ; however the connection between them and the examples excavated in central Italy was not made until much later. Winckelmann's '''Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums'' of 1764 first refuted the Etruscan origin of what we now know to be Greek pottery Though the first conjecture belongs to A.S Mazochius, ''In regii herculanensis musaei tabulas hercleenes commentarii'', 1754-8, however Winckelmann had access to greater resources including the first plates of the Hamilton collection. See D. von Bothmer, ''Greek vase-painting'' in ''Paper on the Amasis Painter and his World'', 1987 yet Sir William Hamilton (William Hamilton (diplomat))'s two collections, one lost at sea the other now in the British Museum, were still published as "Etruscan vases"; it would take until 1837 with Stackelberg (Otto Magnus von Stackelberg (archaeologist))'s ''Gräber der Hellenen'' to conclusively end the controversy. Thanks to the ability of scholars to compare Greek finds with Italian ones following the Greek War of Independence, however the textual analysis in g. Kramer, ''Uber den Styl und die Herunft der bemalten griechischen Thongefasse'' 1837 and Otto Jahn's catalogue of the Vulci finds contributed to the changing consensus. See Cook, ''Greek Painted Pottery'', 1997, p.283 '''Avgeio''' (Greek: Αυγείο, before 1955: Μπουχιώτη - ''Bouchioti'' Name changes of settlements in Greece ) is a village in the northern part of the municipal unit of Amaliada, Elis (Elis (regional unit)), Greece. It is situated in a plain near ancient Elis, 1 km southwest of Kalyvia (Kalyvia Ilidos), 2 km northeast of Sosti (Sosti, Elis) and 9 km north of Amaliada. ''Hale'' joined Destroyer Squadron 3, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and after training exercises departed 11 July 1919 for Europe. On this cruise, the ship paid goodwill visits to European and Mediterranean ports, assisted in the execution of the Austrian Armistice (Armistice with Austria) in October, and joined the American detachment in Turkish (Turkey) waters. ''Hale'' then carried refugees, relief officials, and freight between the ports of Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia, showing the flag in the vital Mediterranean and Balkan area. She returned to Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 31 March 1920 and resumed her schedule of training and development exercises along the Eastern Coast. ''Hale'' decommissioned at Philadelphia 22 June 1922 and remained in reserve until 1 May 1930, when she re-commissioned. '''Aglianico''' (pronounced Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

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Studies Association . It is devoted to the study of modern Greece and explores social, cultural, and political affairs in Greece from the late Byzantine period until the present day. The journal attempts to cover historical, literary, anthropological, artistic, and other aspects of contemporary Greek society. The current editor is Maria Koundoura of Emerson College. The journal is published biannually, in May and October, by the Johns Hopkins University Press. '''Nikolaos

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began in 1928 and remained for many years, until its replacement at the 2004 Games as the result of controversy surrounding the use of the Roman (Rome) Colosseum rather than a building representing the Games' Greek (Greece) roots. The medals of the Winter Olympic Games never had a common design, but regularly feature snowflakes. When the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 medals started to be given to successful competitors. However, gold medals were not awarded

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and T. It is said that Palamedes, son of Nauplius (Nauplius (mythology)) invented the remaining eleven consonants. Then Hermes reduced these sounds to characters, showing wedge shapes because cranes (common crane) fly in wedge formation and then carried the system from Greece to Egypt*. This was the Pelasgian alphabet, which Cadmus had later brought to Boeotia, then Evander of Arcadia, a Pelasgian, introduced into Italy, where his mother, Carmenta

competitors had four entries in three events spread over two disciplines. None of the Greek athletes won a medal.


Judaism has existed (History of the Jews in Greece) in Greece for more than 2,000 years. Sephardi Jews used to have a large presence in the city of Thessaloniki (by 1900, some 80,000, or more than half of the population, were Jews), but nowadays the Greek-Jewish community who survived German occupation and the Holocaust, during World War II, is estimated to number around 5,500 people.

Greek citizens who are Roman Catholic are estimated to be at around 50,000 with the Roman Catholic immigrant community in the country approximately 200,000. Old Calendarists (Greek Old Calendarists) account for 500,000 followers.

Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism has also been reportedly practiced by thousands of Greeks.

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