HELLAS 1945 -Tempera on cardboard depicting the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis of Athens, the sun of freedom that is rising, the evzone guard and the Greek flag. Dimensions 40 x 30 cm (15,75 x 11,75 inches).   Signed in Greek and dated 1945 on base left "VALEZAR.1945". Possibly attributed to Greek painter Velissaridis Giorgos (1909 - 1994) from the illustrations he made for books and magazines with themes on Greek national issues, the occupation and resistance of Greece during the World War…

HELLAS 1945 -depicting the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis of Athens, the sun of freedom that is rising, the evzone guard and the Greek flag. Signed in Greek and dated 1945 on base left

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The Greek island of Santorini is known for its blue and white buildings (which happen to be the national colors of Greece). The blue-domed church in the town of Oia is particularly well-known.

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games.

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games.

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Κ.Παλαιολόγος

An offical poster from the 1896 Athens Olympic Games on display at the IOC Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport

Olympic Games: 1896 Games in Athens [Credit: © IOC Olympic Museum—Allsport/Getty Images]

Everything started with an old book, hidden among hundreds in a box of second-hand books in a small bookstore in Los Angeles. Was it the book to find him? Or was it him to find… View Post

Everything started with an old book, hidden among hundreds in a box of second-hand books in a small bookstore in Los Angeles. Or was it him to find… View Post

Forgotten Olympic Events | LISTED | TORO MAGAZINE | What Men Need to Know about Sex, Style, Music, Sports, Drinks & Video

Forgotten Olympic Events | LISTED | TORO MAGAZINE | What Men Need to Know about Sex, Style, Music, Sports, Drinks & Video

Reflections: Olympic Myths

Greco-Roman wrestling as it was intended, nude, in a contemporary illustration by Tom Lovell

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Francis A. Albert C. Ellery H. These may not be household names like Michael Phelps, Carl Le

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