Smiling Virgin Mary Fresco Puzzles Scientists

Scientists are debating if a fresco depicting a smiling Virgin Mary in the Gumusler Monastery in Turkey is original or the result of a...

Filiki Eteria Museum is a Beacon of Hellenism in Odessa (Photos)

The Filiki Eteria (Society of Friends) Museum in Odessa, Ukraine is a beacon of Hellenism, housed as it is in the place where the...

The Byzantine History of Putin’s Russian Empire

By Theodore Christou*, The Conversation Russian athletes were conspicuous in their neutral colours during this year’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics due to a ban based...

Istanbul Greek Orphanage in Danger of Collapse (video)

A Greek orphanage on the Princes' Islands of Istanbul has been included on a shortlist of seven of Europe's most endangered heritage sites. The Prinkipo...

Dynamiting Threatens Ancient Castle in Turkey

A Turkish site where a 2,100-year-old statue from the same civilization as King Midas was once unearthed is now in danger of being dynamited...

Holy Icons Kept in Hagia Sophia Receive New Life after Restoration

Holly icons from Greek Orthodox churches across Turkey are brought to Hagia Sophia for restoration work in order to be exhibited at a new...

Hagiographies of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond to See the Light Again (video)

Turkish authorities have given the green light for the renovation of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond, including the uncovering of all hagiographies that are now...

Cretan Wine Amphorae Discovered in Pompeii

Archaeologists working in Pompeii have accidentally discovered several wine amphorae that are believed to be 2000 years old and in very good condition. According to...

Greek Text of Jesus Secret Teachings to his Brother James Discovered in Oxford

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus' secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University...

Priceless Byzantine Mosaic Found under Mosque in Turkey

A 100-square-meter mosaic, which has been preserved in excellent condition, was discovered on the floor of the historic church of Panagia Chrysokefalou, in Ortahisar...