Did you know that July 2nd is technically America’s real Independence Day? Here are some fun facts in honor of the 4th of July.
The ancient Greeks created the world’s first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, a mechanical device that they used to predict astronomical events and mark the passage of time. While scientists have been studying the mechanism for over 100 years, modern technology has finally allowed them to learn much more about this incredible artifact. The Antikythera Mechanism shows how technologically and scientifically advanced the ancient Greeks were and reflects what was important to them.
What are ancient Greek artifacts doing in presidential libraries and museums across America? In the 1940s, Greek politicians started to gift American presidents and politicians with Greek antiquities.
The Athens Festival has been showcasing and celebrating arts and culture for 56 summers. It was originally organized as a high arts festival in 1955. Now known as the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, it’s a summer-long series of orchestra, dance, and theater performances presented across Athens.
The upcoming San Diego Greek Festival, hosted by St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, will be a weekend filled with traditional Greek music, dance, food, and fun. The festival runs from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th.