Did you know that a Greek surname reveals a lot about history and geography? Greek names did not come about randomly – they reflect Greek customs over the centuries.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World program welcomes the Derveni papyrus, an ancient Greek papyrus roll that’s considered to be Europe’s oldest readable manuscript. The artifact is the first and only Greek item in the program and will be kept in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. The Memory of the World Program collects documentary heritage from all over the globe. The aim is to preserve these pieces, highlight their value, and facilitate access to them.