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Decoding the Derveni papyrus May 31, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Archaeology Greece.
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Greek researcher Apostolos Pierris described a new venture to decode a charred 2,400-year-old papyrus scroll bearing Greek text during a press conference in Thessaloniki yesterday.

Greek, British and US experts are using cutting-edge technology — including advanced photographic techniques and the electronic separation of fine layers of the papyrus — to decode and reassemble the fragmented Derveni Papyrus.

Delta Airlines > Athens – Atlanta May 31, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in News Flights.
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Atlanta flight

Delta Airlines yesterday inaugurated its Athens-Atlanta route that will depart from the Greek capital every day at 12.50 p.m.

Greek News > in brief May 31, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greece News, Lifestyle, Media Radio TV.
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Fire protection

According to Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” a new system for detecting and monitoring forest fires in Halkidiki, northern Greece, will be tested on June 6 during a full-scale exercise, the fire service said yesterday. The system has been installed in the Sithonia forest and involves 10 CCTV cameras and a helicopter equipped with an infrared sensor which can detect changes in heat levels.

Has Athina lost bid to control charity?

According to Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” and Reuters a legal attempt by shipping heiress Athina Onassis for control of the Greek charity founded by her grandfather has failed after she did not follow it up, the head of the Onassis Foundation said yesterday. According to a lawsuit filed last September in a Liechtenstein court, where the charity is incorporated, Athina Onassis claimed an automatic right to lead the charity as a descendant of Aristotle Onassis. The foundation says there is no such family right enshrined in the original Onassis will, and that the lawsuit lapsed in November when Onassis failed to follow certain legal procedures required under Liechtenstein law.

Barkha Dutt awarded Greece’s journalism award

Barkha Dutt, managing editor of the Indian news channel NDTV 24X7, was awarded the 2006 Kostas Kyriazis Award – Greece’s most prestigious journalism award.

The honour was conferred on Dutt at a special ceremony in Athens on May 30.

Named after the late owner and founder of Greece’s oldest daily newspaper Ethnos, the Costas Kyriazis Foundation presents the yearly award to organisations and individuals that promote human values and press freedom.