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Archaeologists Have Possibly Found A Previously Unknown Ancient Greek Settlement In Crimea

The Realm of History website posted the following article on November 14, 2018

Archaeologists Have Possibly Found A Previously Unknown Ancient Greek Settlement In Crimea

Posted by Dattatreya Mandal

"Recent excavation-related exploits of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology have revealed some fascinating finds, like an ancient Greek fortress in Crimea and the first known Corinthian helmet north of Black Sea. This time around, the researchers have once again made the news, by potentially unearthing a previously unknown ancient Greek settlement in the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula. The discovery was revealed by Sergey Yefimov (to TASS), who is the Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Crimea.

Now it should be noted that the excavation project is still in its nascent stage, with preliminary findings pointing to how the settlement was possibly communal in nature, occupying 5,000 sq m (or 53,800 sq ft) – roug…

1867 - Village of SKAMNAKI, Municipality of Malevriou, Region of Gythio, Greece - FREE Translation of 1867 General Election List

The digital collections of the Greek State Archives offer a wealth of information to those of us interested in Greek genealogy.  As part of their online collection is the "Election Material From the Collection of Vlachoyiannis" .  This includes "General Election Lists" for each Municipality; recorded by community (city, village, settlement, etc.).

You can view a scanned copy of each list, printed in the Greek language.  This is a GREAT resource, but very difficult to navigate for those who do not read Greek.  Each row includes:  Line # -  Given Name, Surname - Father's Name -  Age - Occupation.

I have translated these pages and made them available in both Greek and English, doing my best to transcribe the information accurately.  I would always recommend viewing the original scanned copies (link below).  

- To the best of my knowledge, these lists include all Males who were eligible to vote in the elections.  

- Names are in alphabetical order by Given name (First …


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by Angelos Ntalachanis

Excerpt from article:

The historiography of the Greek exodus from Egypt refers to the post-war emigration with a single term:  “outflow.”  Considered to presage the mass exodus that took place at the beginning of the 1960s, the phenomenon has never been analyzed in detail.  By the 1930s an important number of Greeks had left Egypt for Greece.  One of the reasons for this early departure was unemployment, which resulted from economic and social changes in Egypt that occurred after independence, in 1922, and the abolition of the Capitulations, in 1937.  The situation in Greece in the interwar period was favorable to “repatriation”.  In this period, however the main concern of the Greek diplomatic authorities in Egypt was to promote self-control in order to prevent the mass “repatriation” of Greeks from Egypt.
The ensuing World War II blocked t…

Overview - Modern History of Greek Communities in Egypt

Overview - Modern History of Greek Communities in Egypt

"In 1907, the census showed 6,924 Greeks living in Egypt. By 1940, Greeks numbered about 25,120. The Greek community in Alexandria lived around the church and convent of Sabbas the Sanctified. In the same area there was a guest house for Greek travelers, a Greek hospital and later a Greek school. The Greek Orthodox bishop was based in Damietta in the church of Nikolaos of Myrna.

In Cairo, the first organised Greek community was founded in 1856, with the community based in three main neighbourhoods: Tzouonia, Haret el Roum (Street of the Greeks), and in Hamzaoui. The patriarchate was based in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Azbakeya. The monastery of Saint George, in Old Cairo still survives. The monastery is surrounded by a huge wall and topped by a stone tower. Within its walls there was a Greek hospital, a school and housing for the elderly and poor.

In addition to the Greek communities of Alexandria and Cairo, th…