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Greek Americans memorializ​e the Greek Genocide on East and West Coast

Greek Americans memorializ​e the Greek Genocide on East and West Coast

October 25, 2011 For the first time, on the week of September 15, 2011, Greek Americans remembered the Greek Genocide of 1914-1923 with memorial services on both the East and West Coast. On September 18th, the Asia Minor Holocaust Memorial Observance Committee, headed by Archon Bill Theodosakis, held their annual commemoration of the Greek Holocaust at Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox […]

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Kalash : A unique culture related to Alexander the Great and his ancient Greek army

Kalash : A unique culture related to Alexander the Great and his ancient Greek army

  Pakistan: Kalash valley culture at risk from Taliban From Guardian Taliban violence in north-western Pakistan has reached Chitral, threatening the unique culture of the Kalash minority, many of whom claim to be related to Alexander the Great and his ancient Greek army. The Kalash valley, in north-western Pakistan, is home to a tiny number of non-Muslims in Chitral. The Kalash […]

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Skopje historically had never been Macedonian

Skopje historically had never been Macedonian

Typical residents of modern Skopje (FYROM) : two Albanians and a cop. – Ancient Scupi (modern Skopje), initially a Paeonian settlement, was founded in early antiquity near Axios (Vardar). It became the Capital of ancient Dardania, hence it was not part of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. – Dardanians were racially, a totally unrelated people to Ancient Macedonians and belonged […]

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Macedonia : Nicholas Hammond about the Ancient Macedonian Origins

Macedonia : Nicholas Hammond about the Ancient Macedonian Origins

  Nicholas Hammond, one of the world’s top authorities on the ancient Macedonian history, stated the historical reality in Macedonia. Ancient Macedonians were a Greek Tribe and Skopje who was OUT of Macedonia should be named Paionia. His interview in the magazine “Macedonian Echo” of February 1993: (Q): Who were the Macedonians ? (A): The name of the ancient Macedonians […]

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Macedonian Wine country from Macedonia (Northern Greece)

Macedonian Wine country from Macedonia (Northern Greece)

Macedonian Wine from Macedonia (Northern Greece) : Kir-Yianni Vineyard workers pick grapes at the 125-acre Kir-Yianni Estate, perched high on the slopes of Mount Vermio in northern Greece’s Macedonian wine country. The elderly Greek woman behind the counter of the mom ‘n’ pop grocery store stared at me in silence. “Chateau Pegasus?” I asked. Nothing. “Peg-a-sus,” I enunciated, while cartoonishly pretending […]

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Australian Macedonian Advisory Council: Sticks and Stones

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council: Sticks and Stones

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council Question: “If someone said of Slavic Macedonians that they were evil abstractions or freaks of nature, you would agree with me that is something that would hold Slavic Macedonians up to ridicule or contempt?” Answer: “Yes.” Question: “Do you agree with me that if an article is written in Hobart which said something of American Indians […]

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Macedonians are Greeks according to the 15th century account of Laonikos Chalkokondylis

Macedonians are Greeks according to the 15th century account of Laonikos Chalkokondylis

15th century So the Hellenes earned great glory, having demonstrated great and praiseworthy deeds, some of them in Europe and even in Libya (he means probably Africa in general),also reaching even Gagges and Oceanus (the Atlantic) and Caucasus, and in those lands had come before many others and especially Hercules, and even earlier Dionysus, the son of Semele, and afterwards […]

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Account about Macedonia – “The modern Traveller” published in 1830

Account about Macedonia – “The modern Traveller” published in 1830

When Dr. Clarke was at Salonica in 1801, Mr Charnaud, theenglish consul, estimated the population a only 53,000, of whom, 15000 were supposed to be Jews, 80000 Greeks and the rest Turks. Beaujour stats it at 60,000 including about 16,000 Greeks, 12,000 Jews, 30,000 Turks, and 2000 Franks, Tchingenais (gipsies), blacks and Mamins, “a race half Turks, half Jews”. The […]

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kingdoms of ancient Greece : Macedonia / Macedon

Macedonia / Macedon The Macedonians were of Hellenic stock, claiming legendary descent from the Dorians who conquered Sparta and much of Greece towards the end of the Mycenaean period. Their name is generally thought to mean ‘highlander’, which would be entirely appropriate for their mountainous homeland. They probably arrived in the northernmost parts of Greece on the tail-end of the […]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica 1824 – The People of Greece

Encyclopaedia Britannica 1824 – The People of Greece

Some interesting notes from a very early synopsis of Greece in 1824 ( including Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, and the islands): 1: The population of Greece was composed of chiefly three races: Greeks, Albanians, and Turks, with a smaller number of Vlachs, Jews, and Armenians. 2: Turks formed only about 10% of Greece (and Albania) outside Macedonia and Thessaly. 3: Albanian […]

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