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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Gyzis painting stolen
  • [02] Bomb targets PASOK official's apartment, no injuries
  • [03] Ancient Pelinna opens to visitors
  • [04] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Gyzis painting stolen

    ANA-MPA/A painting by Nikolaos Gyzis entitled "Family" was reported stolen early Monday morning from a businessman's residence in the northern Athens suburb of Maroussi.

    The burglars broke into the businessman's 3rd floor appartment from a balcony door took the painting and dissapeared. The painting is valued at 200,000 euros.

    Police are investigating the case.

    [02] Bomb targets PASOK official's apartment, no injuries

    -PA/A home-made bomb caused a weak explosion outside the 4th-storey apartment of main opposition PASOK former minister Gerassimos Arsenis and his wife, PASOK officer on economic affairs Louka Katseli, shortly before noon on Wednesday, causing only material damage.

    The bomb, which exploded at 11:42 a.m., had been placed in the entrance hallway of the fourth floor of the apartment building in which the couple lives on Tsakalof street in the posh Athens district of Kolonaki.

    Twenty minutes earlier, at 11:22 a.m., an unidentified caller placed two calls, to Eleftherotypia newspaper and ALTER private radio station, warning of the bomb, which he said would explode at Katseli's office on Tsakalof street.

    A police counter-terrororism squad crew and bomb disposal experts investigating the incident were at the scene of the explosion.

    [03] Ancient Pelinna opens to visitors

    The ancient Pelinna archaeological site in western Thessaly, in Trikala prefecture, has opened to visitors following stepped up excavations and cleaning and restoration work.

    The 34th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities will feature guided tours of the site on Friday, destined chiefly for schools, including an educational program for primary and secondary school pupils, in observation of the annual European Cultural Heritage Days, which will be held on September 25-27, under the theme "Magic through the Ages", involving visits to museums, monyments and archaeological sites in 50 points throughout Greece.

    The project initially aims to clean and display the ancient wall on the site and calculate its course, while it ultimately plans to create an archaeological park with various educational, recreational and sports facilities centred around the ancient site.

    Ancient Pelina, or Pelinnaion, was situated on the left bank of the Pineios River in western Thessaly, between Trikki and Farkadona. The first ancient reference to the city that survives was in Pindar, who cited it as the home of the athlete Ippocles, who won a race in the Pythian Games held in 498 B.C. Ancient accounts and architectural remains yield information about the city mostly during and after the 4th century B.C.

    During the road works for widening of the Trikala-Larissa National Highway section from Farkadona to Megalochori, several shaft tombs of adults and children, with their skeletons, were discovered and recorded. The findings and the results of the excavations were presented at the 8th Symposium of Trikalinon Studies in November 2008) archaeologists Leonidas Chatziaggelakis, head of the Ephorate.

    The most important element was the discovery of a semicircular construction, which is likely to have been used as a burial space, as in the outer - convex side had been positioned a child's skull and a second adult skull. Around the area of the skulls the soil had been burned. Aso collected have been mainly mobile findings, such as ceramics and objects of daily use, as well as.

    According to the Greek historian and geographer Arrianos, Alexander the Great passed through Pelinnaion with his army in 335 B.C. in his incursion against the Thebans. the Pellina occupants followed the Macedonian army in all its operations up until 191 BC, when the Athamanians, led by Amyander, an aly of Antiochus took over the city, but it was later retaken by M'Acilius in the same year..

    According to Chatziaggelakis, Pellinaion was founded by Pelinnos, son of Oechalieas, from the town of Eurytus' town, Oechalia. ANA-MPA/Str

    [04] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.22 percent, standing at 2,596.46 points at 10:55 a.m., and turnover at 72.5 million euros.

    The biggest gains were in Banks, up 2.31 percent; Technology up 1.74 percent; and Travel and Recreation up 1.45 percent. The biggest losses were in Health, down 1.19 percent; Public Utilities, down 0.64 percent and Construction, down 0.52 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.61 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.74 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.69 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 77 were up, 37 were down, and 22 were unchanged.


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