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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Archaeologists cite discovery of royal residence on Ithaca
  • [02] AEK-Dundee up in the air
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Archaeologists cite discovery of royal residence on Ithaca

    Greek archaeologists believe they have found the remains of a royal residence of pre-Classical Ithaca , with links to legendary Odysseus (Ulysses) inevitably coming to mind. Excavations by a University of Ioannina team of archaeologists are centred on the Aghios Athanassios site of Ithaca , a small isle in the Ionian Sea - west of mainland Greece - that has long been associated with Homeric hero Odysseus and the epic Odyssey.

    "According to evidence so far, which is extremely significant, and taking under consideration scientific reservations, we believe we are before the palace of Odysseus and Penelope; the only one of the Homeric-era palaces that has not yet been discovered," professor Thanassis Papadopoulos told reporters during a briefing last week.

    To date, the dig has uncovered remains of a three-storey building with an interior staircase cut into the side of sheer rock. Remnants of Mycenaean-era pottery were also found, along with a fountain dated to the 13 century BC. Similar fountains have been unearthed at the related sites of the acropolis of Mycenae and Tiryns , in southeast mainland Greece , and specifically in the Argolida plain in the NE Peloponnese.

    [02] AEK-Dundee up in the air

    ANA-MPA/The myth of Sisyphus apparently sums up efforts to find a field to host Thursday's AEK Athens - Dundee United match for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, as the Panionios Athens stadium chosen this week was vandalised on Tuesday afternoon by outraged "fans" belonging to the latter club.

    The unbelievable incident came hours after AEK Athens worked out a deal with the amateur Panionios, which owns and runs the Nea Smyrni venue. However, the professional club by the same name - a perennial mid-level performer in the Greek first division -- reacted angrily to the prospect of hosting AEK's second leg European game.

    The result was dug up holes in the playing field, ripped off seats in the stands and vandalism of the press boxes. A thorough inspection is scheduled for noon on Wednesday.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Prime Minister George Papandreou's attempt to end speculation over a government reshuffle during an informal Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the economic crisis and its repercussions to the Athens bourse index and efforts to collect VAT and long-expired debts mostly dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "They're supplying us with expired food -Major nutritional scandal".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Rates for college students' apartments - Crisis brings opportunities".

    AVGHI: "New VAT raid - Hikes in VAT rates in staple goods, medicines, in tourism sector and utilities rates as of January".

    AVRIANI: "Former Siemens Hellas CEO Mihalis Christoforakos shakes up political system - He testifies before parliamentary examination committee in September on the bribes he gave to ruling PASOK and main opposition New Democracy".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Prime Minister's consultant, Nobel prize-winning Joseph Stiglitz, says he advised Papandreou not to resort to IMF".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Memorandum strikes households and enterprises - Instead of development, government imposes new taxes".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Government reshuffle a government restructure".

    ESTIA: "Taxes create conditions of suffocation - Economy not breathing".

    ETHNOS: "Red card to thousands of children due to staff shortages in nursery schools".

    IMERISSIA: "Hellenic Federation of Enterprises attacks Economy Minister Louka Katseli over new development law - It's bureaucratic and ineffective'.

    KATHIMERINI: "Athens historical centre a ghetto - Illegal immigrants and lack of law enforcement the two major wounds".

    LOGOS: "He (Papandreou) confirmed reshuffle ... but stopped discussion for the time being".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Danger of double-dip recession strikes stock market - 3.42% drop in Athens Stock Exchange".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Popular rally - United front - Communist Party's intervention against updated memorandum".

    TA NEA: "Changes sealed - George confirms and prepares".

    TO VIMA: "Express controls for VAT and debts".

    VRADYNI: "People suffering and government busy with reshuffle".


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