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Η παρέλαση της 28ης Οκτωβρίου στα κινεζικά νέα (!)

Σχόλιο MacedonianAncestry: Με έκπληξη διαπίστωσα πως η θρυλική επέτειος του ΟΧΙ προβλήθηκε από τα ΜΜΕ της Κίνας. Το άρθρο στα Κινέζικα εξηγεί τους λόγους της παρέλασης δείχνοντας και τις φωτογραφίες που θα δείτε παρακάτω. Το κουφό είναι πως κάτω από κάθε φωτογραφία λέει το ίδιο ακριβώς πράγμα, λες και δεν φτάνει που το είπε μια φορά πρέπει να το ξαναπεί!? Έχοντας ως βάση το google, το κείμενο της μετάφρασης (η οποία με σκλαβώνει αλλά τι να κάνουμε google είναι αυτό) λέει το εξής: “Τοπική ώρα στις 28 Οκτωβρίου, στη Θεσσαλονίκη, Έλληνες στρατιώτες που συμμετέχουν στην πομπή παρέλαση για τον εορτασμό σύντομα το «όχι» επέτειο. Το φεστιβάλ τιμά Ελλάδα κατά τη διάρκεια του Β ‘Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου ιταλός δικτάτορας Μουσολίνι αρνήθηκε το «τελεσίγραφο»”. Και έχω την απορία τώρα: τι ακριβώς ήθελε να πει ο ποιητής όταν λέει πως αυτός που αρνήθηκε το τελεσίγραφο ήταν ο Μουσολίνι και όχι ο Μεταξάς; Υποθέτω πως είναι λάθος της μετάφρασης μιας και από όσο ξέρω τα κινέζικα ιδεογράμματα είναι συνδιασμός άλλων γραμμάτων ή/και λέξεων που κάνουν το νόημα μιας (νέας) πρότασης. Και νομίζω πως είναι λογικό κάπου να “φαγώθηκε” το όνομα του Μεταξά. Όπως και αν έχει πάντως το ότι αναφέρθηκε η εθνική μας επέτειος στην Κίνα εμένα με τιμά. Ελπίζω και εσάς.

Πηγή: 3g.163.com

«Από τον Αγαμέμνονα στον Μ. Αλέξανδρο» – Άρθρο 2

Τα εγκαίνια της εξαιρετικής σημασίας αρχαιολογικής έκθεσης «Οι Έλληνες: Από τον Αγαμέμνονα στον Μέγα Αλέξανδρο» τέλεσε με επισημότητα χθες η γενική γραμματέας του ΥΠΠΟΑ Λίνα Μενδώνη στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Πουάντ α Καγιέρ του Μόντρεαλ ενώπιον διπλωματών, πολιτικών, αρχαιολόγων και μελών της ελληνικής παροικίας της πόλης.

Η Λίνα Μενδώνη, αναφερόμενη στα 543 ευρήματα που ταξίδεψαν ως μαρτυρία 5000 χρόνων ελληνικής ιστορίας είπε: «Πρόκειται για την πιο εκτενή και περιεκτική έκθεση περί την Αρχαία Ελλάδα που έχει παρουσιασθεί στη Βόρεια Αμερική και για μια από τις μεγαλύτερες που έχουν ταξιδέψει εκτός Ελλάδος.» Η γενική γραμματέας σημείωσε ότι το γεγονός πως 22 Ελληνικά μουσεία έχουν προσφέρει πάνω από 500 αριστουργήματα των συλλογών τους, μερικά σπάνια ευρήματα των αρχαιολογικών ανασκαφών, συνιστά το εύρος και το βεληνεκές της έκθεσης.

Η γενική Γραμματέας του ΥΠΠΟΑ, που εκπροσώπησε την ελληνική κυβέρνηση στα εγκαίνια, επισήμανε ότι η έκθεση συντονίσθηκε από τον Οργανισμό Μουσείων της Βόρειας Αμερικής και μετά το Μόντρεαλ θα ταξιδέψει στην Οτάβα και το Σικάγο για να ολοκληρώσει την περιοδεία της στην Ουάσιγκτον το 2016

Πηγή: amna.gr

Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’

Archaeologists know that major events took place in the area in the years after Alexander's death
Archaeologists unearthing a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an “extremely important find”, says Greek PM Antonis Samaras.

Experts believe the tomb belonged to an important figure dating back to the last quarter of the Fourth Century BC.

A large mound complex has been unearthed at the Kasta hill site in the past two years.

Lead archaeologist Katerina Peristeri said it certainly dated from after the death of Alexander the Great.

“The land of Macedonia continues to move and surprise us, revealing from deep within its unique treasures,” Mr Samaras said while visiting the mound complex on Tuesday.

Other ancient sites have been found in the Macedonia region of northern Greece, principally the Vergina tomb of Alexander’s father, Philip II, which was unearthed in 1977.

There has been widespread speculation that a prominent figure in ancient Macedonia may have been buried at Kasta hill, 600km (370 miles) north of Athens.

The burial mound is 497m (1,600ft) long and constructed with marble imported from the nearby island of Thassos and there are suggestions it was built by the renowned architect, Dinocrates, who was a friend of Alexander’s.

Archaeologists have restored the statute of a lion discovered earlier at the Amphipolis site

Ms Peristeri has in the past spoken of key historic events in the area involving some of Alexander’s generals.

Alexander’s widow Roxana and their son Alexander were murdered in 311BC by Cassander, who came to the fore after Alexander the Great’s death in Babylon in 323BC.

A lion statue found at the site has been erected close to where it was discovered at Amphipolis, which was originally an Athenian colony but later conquered by Philip II.

Src: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28758920

The Tomb of Roxane?

Sensational news from Northern Greece!
The famous Lion of Amphipolis – keeper of a grim mystery?Last week, the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting on Archaeological Works in Macedonia and Thrace took place at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. This is an important event, as it offers some preliminary access to very recent excavations and research, often years before formal publications become available.As always, many very interesting results were presented, including reports from last year’s excavation seasons at key sites such as Pella, the ancient capital of Macedon, or at Vergina/Aigai, the royal burial ground of Macedonian royalty.But one of the most astonishing presentations came from Amphipolis, at the eastern edge of Central Macedonia. Founded as an Athenian colony in 437 BC, the city was conquered by Philip II of Macedon in 357 BC and became an important economic center within the region. Under Philip’s son, Alexander the Great, it also gained great military significance, especially as a naval hub. It was from here that his armies and fleets set out for the campaign against the Persian Empire in 335 BC.
Amphipolis Museum holds many interesting finds, including this Hellenistic gold funerary crown, imitating a wreath of oak leaves.,

Amphipolis Museum holds many interesting finds, including this Hellenistic gold funerary crown, imitating a wreath of oak leaves.,

Amphipolis Museum holds many interesting finds, including this Hellenistic gold funerary crown, imitating a wreath of oak leaves.,
Today, the site features numerous excavated areas, scattered over a very large area in a beautiful, fertile and rolling countryside. Ranging from Classical to Byzantine in date, they include city walls, sanctuaries, tombs, a gymnasium, several Early Christian churches and more, plus an excellent archaeological museum.

But the most striking sight to behold at Amphipolis is the Lion Monument, an enormous stone effigy of a lion, about 4m (13ft) in height. Discovered in fragments in the early 20th century and later reconstructed, it is usually dated to the late 4th century BC. Conventionally, but not based on particularly strong evidence, it has been interpreted as marking the burial place of one of Alexander’s admirals, Nearchos, Androsthenes or Laomedon, all of whom were associated with the city.

Enter Katerina Peristeri. At the meeting, the Greek archaeologist has presented a discovery from 2012 that throws a wholly new light on the lion and allows for a fascinating possibility as to whom it really commemorated, namely that it stood on the tomb of Roxane, wife of Alexander the Great!

Outsized by the Kasta Tomb? The facade of the grave of Philip II at Vergina.

Peristeri has been excavating a nearby site known as the Kasta Tumulus, a seemingly heavily eroded circular earthen mound, comparable to royal burial mounds elsewhere in Macedon. Her investigation has revealed the well-preserved foundation of a monumental perimeter wall of limestone, clad with finely cut slabs of marble brought from the island of Thasos. About 3m (10ft) high, it surrounds a mound with a perimeter of c. 500m (1640ft), or a diameter of 160m/525ft, and an estimated original height of over 25m (80ft), dimensions considerably larger than those of the famous Great Tumulus at Vergina, which contains the remains of Philip II and other members of the royal family. A monument of such size should contain one or several burial chambers, but archaeologists have not yet been able to explore the interior of the mound.

Portions of the perimeter wall appear to have been removed in Roman times. The search for those missing pieces led to a truly astonishing realization: following careful measurements, Peristeri’s site architect, Michalis Lefantzis, has identified the blocks of the Lion’s current reconstructed base and a large number of further fragments in the same area as belonging to the tumulus. Apparently, they had been taken from the mound and used in securing the bank of the river Strymon. This strongly suggests that the animal originally crowned the top of the tumulus – the original monument must have been spectacular to behold!

Assorted architectural fragments surround the present location of the Lion

So, who could be buried in such a distinguished tomb? Based on its apparent late 4th century date and unusual dimensions, Peristeri puts forward her own theory, speculative but fascinating. The historian Diodorus Siculus (19.52.4) reports that Alexander’s widow, the Bactrian princess Roxane, and his posthumous son Alexander IV Aigos, were placed under house arrest at Amphipolis by Alexander’s distant relative and successor as Macedonian ruler, Cassander. Also according to Diodorus (19.105.2, see link above), Cassander, recognizing the existence of Alexander’s legitimate heir, now 14 years old, as a threat to his own power, had both of them murdered there in 309 BC. Peristeri thus proposes that the Kasta Tumulus is the tomb of Roxane and Alexander IV. She also draws a connection between it and Deinokrates, Alexander’s favorite architect, although it is not clear on what grounds.

For the moment, this remains speculation. There can be little doubt that the mound belonged to an important personality’s grave, but Roxane and Alexander IV are by no means the only major characters in ancient Macedonian history whose final resting place remains unknown (it has also been surmised that they were buried at Vergina). Moreover, Diodorus points out that the murder of the two was kept secret, which would raise the question why and by whom such an enormous tumulus was erected over the tomb of Roxane.

No doubt, further excavations will reveal more about the newly recognized monument. Meanwhile, you can visit Amphipolis and its Lion on our tour In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Birth of a Legend.

Src: http://www.petersommer.com/blog/archaeology-history/the-tomb-of-roxane/

Top Macedonian Archaeologist Held Over Artifacts Smuggling

A note from the admin: When the article says “Macedonia(n)” it means the pseudo Balkan state who steals the Greek name and history and which is also known as Fyrom (official name), i.e not, the Greek province.
Macedonia’s chief excavator, archaeologist Pasko Kuzman, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the smuggling of antiquities.Police arrested the head of Macedonia’s Cultural Heritage Protection Office on Monday on misuse of office charges.

According to what little information has emerged from the court so far, Kuzman is being questioned for his alleged involvement in an ongoing investigation into the smuggling of valuable icons and archaeological artifacts.

Several archaeologists, employees of the culture ministry and illegal excavators have already been charged with involvement in the case.

The archaeologists are accused of helping the illegal excavators to determine the price of their artifacts and to find buyers abroad.

Around midday on Monday, Kuzman was brought in handcuffs to the investigative judge at Skopje criminal court for questioning. The judge must decide whether to keep him in detention.

As head of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office, over the past few years Kuzman oversaw the main archaeological digs across the country.

Often seen in the company of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Kuzman’s name was linked to the grand government-funded revamp of the Macedonian capital dubbed ‘Skopje 2014’.

However, in an interview for Balkan Insight he claimed that the prime minister himself was the mastermind behind the project.

Source: Balkan Insight

FYR Macedonia: Entry Set to Be Changed

Crno I Belo presented by Kaliopi managed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest last year noting that it brought an end to the unsuccessful attempts of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. MRT, the broadcaster has decided to keep intact with the formula and go for yet another internal selection, eventually coming up with a duet involving Esma and Lozano but it seems that the main focus of their participation, the actual song entitled “Imperija” has not been met by positive criticism and therefore is set to be replaced according to several people with insider information.

Esma - Lozano

The Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia are set to compete in the second semi-final with Tomorrow performed by Gianluca Bezzina on behalf of Malta. It is said that due to the reaction of the domestic public, a brand new entry is currently being written by Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkovski. The former does have experience within the Eurovision Song Contest having written the 2006 entry Ninanajna which achieved twelfth place, the best result for the nation at the event. MRT, the broadcaster is yet to confirm this news but the official video has been taken offline. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

By: Utrinski Vesnik

Source: EscFlashMalta.com

FYROM Searches For Greek-Speaking Volunteer Spies

FYROM’s Central Intelligence Agency announced, according to Focus Information Agency, that they are searching for five Greek-speaking volunteers to work for them.

Among the qualifications needed, Skopjan officials ask that volunteers speak the Greek language as well! The advertisement reports that their work will last for six months.

More skills are required, though. Applicants should have earned a bachelor’s degree in law, political science, information technology or economics and should speak any Asian language or Greek, as already mentioned, fluently.

They should also be younger than 30 years, have certificates proving their competency in English and be able to use computers.

Focus agency published this ad entitled “Volunteers needed to spy on Greece?” and as a result, this captured the Skopjan media’s attention at once.

Source: DefenceGreece