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Chanukah in myth and history

Posted on 13 December 2017. By Ira Sharkansky Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — The annual fun is upon us. But for those interested in such things, there’s lots of fuzzy history...

An apple a day… | New Straits Times

GROWING UP, I have always loved the crunchy, juicy sound of that very first bite into an apple. And when they fill up to the brim the crystal...

Creche at Geneva History Museum shows life in 18th century Naples

Brenda Schory - bschory@shawmedia.comCaptionThe 18th century Neapolitan creche on display at the Geneva History Museum has been updated with more information about the many figures beyond the holy...

What the biggest ‘War on Christmas’ controversy gets wrong about history

Leon Neal / Getty Images • Many people think the term "Xmas" in lieu of "Christmas" has secular origins. • But "Xmas" predates any current talk...

Greek Coast Guard Reports Largest Cannabis Bust in Country’s History [Video]

The Greek coast guard on December 6 reported the largest seizure of processed cannabis in the history of the country, after discovering more than six tonnes (6,177,800 kg)...

Passage through scenic Corinth Canal is a chunk of Greece’s history

Published 19:50 December 8, 2017 Updated 19:50 December 8, 2017 With EU help, region plans to restore Diolkos or stone carriageway, along which ships could be towed from one side...

Opinion | Hanukkah marks the first successful revolt in history on behalf of religious...

Hanukkah, which begins this year on the evening of December 12th and lasts for eight days,...

Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip

The first visit by a Turkish president to Greece in 65 years has exposed long-held grievances and highlighted the divide between the two countries on a host...

Negative past between Turkey, Greece is history now

Greek people should know that negative relations between Turkey and Greece is history now, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday, according to a Greek channel. Speaking...

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