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The Massacre at Chios:

The Massacre at Chios (French: Scène des massacres de Scio) is the second major oil painting by the French artist Eugène Delacroix. The work is more than thirteen feet high, and shows some of the horror of the wartime destruction visited on the Island of Chios. A frieze-like display of suffering characters, military might, ornate and colorful costumes, terror, disease and death is shown in front of a scene of widespread desolation.  The painting was completed and displayed at the Salon of 1824 and presently hangs at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. For more on the story, click here


Agelasto Family Reunion


The Agelasto family reunion, held in London 12-13 July 2008, was attended by about 80 bloodline Agelastos. Events comprised two Greek restaurant meals and a visit to West Norwood Cemetery. Also, following Saturday vespers, the Right Reverend Bishop of Nazianzos Dr Theodoritos gave them a tour of St Sophia Cathedral and its museum; he included a memorial mass for the family after Sunday’s Divine Liturgy. They are planning a trip to Chios in September 2009.  The shared stories, documents and photos have been added to their website.


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"Aegean Odyssey" Chian Descendant writes about Mikriasia (Smyrna) in Travel & Leisure Magazine click here

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Was Columbus Greek?


After having dug to a depth of 10 meters near Athens in November 2007, scientists found traces of copper wire dating back to a 100 years, and they came to a conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters near Thessaloniki and, shortly after, announced in the newspapers that they found traces of copper wire dating back to 200 years, concluding that Macedonians already had an advanced high-tech communications network a 100 years earlier than the Athenians.

A week later, newspapers on the island of Chios reported that after digging as deep as 30 meters near the Mastichochoria, Georgios Pandonopoulos, a self-taught archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.  His conclusion was that over 300 years ago, Chios had already gone with wireless communications.


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