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Greek History & Culture / Keros unearthed
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 26 April, 2019 @ 01:14:13 »
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Groundbreaking Bronze Age Archaeological Discoveries on Island of Keros, Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Holy Thursday announcing the recent conclusion of a four-year archaeological excavation which took place on the Greek islands of Keros and Dascalio in the Cyclades.

Excavations took place in the area called Kavos on Keros, and on the islet of Dascalio, which was physically connected to Keros in antiquity.

The major findings unveiled a complex system of tubes used to keep sea water out of the settlement, as well as many buildings and other structures which date back to the early Bronze Age, between 2750 and 2550 BC.

The archaeologists were astonished with the findings, as they prove the existence of a highly-developed civilization in the area, which was completely unknown to the scientific community before the excavation.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/25/groundbreaking-bronze-age-archaeological-discoveries-on-island-of-keros-greece/
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Brexit / Re: Message for UK expats in Greece
« Last Post by Bryan-in-Kilkis on Thursday, 25 April, 2019 @ 19:15:44 »
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Message from the British Ambassador to UK nationals in Greece
HMA Kate Smith CMG shared an update on the EU Exit with UK nationals.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/message-from-the-british-ambassador-to-uk-nationals-in-greece

Χαιρόπουλος, Κέιτ!!!   :oki:
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Brexit / Message for UK expats in Greece
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 25 April, 2019 @ 15:58:28 »
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Message from the British Ambassador to UK nationals in Greece
HMA Kate Smith CMG shared an update on the EU Exit with UK nationals.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/message-from-the-british-ambassador-to-uk-nationals-in-greece
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Greek News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 @ 18:04:03 »
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Greece and Southern Europe Brace For Incoming Saharan Sand

Meteorologists predict that the atmosphere over Greece and Italy will carry high levels of the sand, especially on Wednesday.

Several days ago, another strong wave of sand hit western parts of Europe, with African sand being detected even in the atmosphere over Scotland!
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/22/greece-and-southern-europe-brace-for-incoming-saharan-sand/
Just had a short shower here this afternoon and the car is covered in sand spots. Hopefully we are due some heavy rain later so that will give it a good wash down.
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Hoaxes & Scams / Re: Moroccan tree goats
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 @ 17:58:55 »


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It seemed too good to be true. Visitors to Morocco have long flocked to the roads outside Marrakech to take photographs of goats who climbed into the low boughs of the Argania tree.

Such pictures are widely shared on social media and often decorate the pages of guide books to Morocco.

But an investigation by Aaron Gekoski, a British environmentalist photographer, has uncovered that the tourist destination seems to be an exploitative scam.

Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees before charging tourists to take photographs of them.

When the goats eventually tire from balancing on the tree branches they are brought down and new goats are swapped in.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/23/goat-true-morocco-tourist-site-goats-climb-tree-exploitative/
You only have to go to the car park at Porto Skala Hotel and you will see goats eating in the trees. They also like clog dancing on your car if you are not careful. Its ok Maik it wasn't one of yours it belonged to Makis at CBR,  so that's ok isn't it? :schtum:
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Hoaxes & Scams / Re: Moroccan tree goats
« Last Post by TonyKath on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 @ 12:17:45 »
We've seen goats in argan trees in Morocco many times.  If you went to photograph them the joke was always "don't forget to tip the lad who put them up there". I'm not convinced it's just a scam, though. Firstly you can see goats in trees as you drive where there aren't any people and it is clearly not a tourist stop - probably not even anywhere to park. Secondly I don't think it would be very easy picking up a goat and putting it in a tree.  There would be a lot of injured goats - and lads!  Much of Morocco is very arid there is very little for the goats to eat apart from possibly a small amount of very dry grass.


Tony
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Hoaxes & Scams / Moroccan tree goats
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 22:23:52 »


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It seemed too good to be true. Visitors to Morocco have long flocked to the roads outside Marrakech to take photographs of goats who climbed into the low boughs of the Argania tree.

Such pictures are widely shared on social media and often decorate the pages of guide books to Morocco.

But an investigation by Aaron Gekoski, a British environmentalist photographer, has uncovered that the tourist destination seems to be an exploitative scam.

Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees before charging tourists to take photographs of them.

When the goats eventually tire from balancing on the tree branches they are brought down and new goats are swapped in.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/23/goat-true-morocco-tourist-site-goats-climb-tree-exploitative/
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Greek News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by HiFi on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 15:37:49 »
Plenty of sand dumped in Kef today!
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Greek News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 11:59:08 »
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Greece and Southern Europe Brace For Incoming Saharan Sand

Meteorologists predict that the atmosphere over Greece and Italy will carry high levels of the sand, especially on Wednesday.

Several days ago, another strong wave of sand hit western parts of Europe, with African sand being detected even in the atmosphere over Scotland!
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/22/greece-and-southern-europe-brace-for-incoming-saharan-sand/
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Greek News / Re: Gyros price hike
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 11:57:10 »
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Speculation of price hikes for Greeks' beloved souvlaki/gyros causes outcry, social media frenzy

The recent international rally in meat prices, emanating from the devastating effects of African swine fever disease in China - the world’s biggest producer and consumer of pork - has touched a "raw nerve" in Greece, and specifically on a fast food mainstay considered the "sacred cow" of popular culinary culture: the ubiquitous souvlaki or gyro.
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1468093/speculation-of-price-hikes-for-greeks-beloved-souvlakigyros-causes-outcry-social-media-frenzy
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