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articles, express their opinions and share their ideas. Foundation of the
Hellenic World, one of the most important cultural organizations in Greece,
establishes its presence on Facebook and invites you to participate. Learn
and disseminate activities related to Hellenic history and culture through
your everyday involvement on the Internet.
The Foundation of the Hellenic World has undertaken the work of preserving the personal and family memories of Hellenism and presenting them to the future generations of Greeks. Through the personal and family history of every refugee, from Asia Minor, Black Sea, Eastern Thrace or Constantinople, we reconstruct the character of Hellenic presence both within and outside the present day borders.
Visit the new web site "360o Virtual Tour at Ancient Miletus" to wander through the streets of the city and to learn about their monuments in panoramic view. Enjoy the immersion into the virtual environment through the Internet and see the ancient city come back to life as it was 2.000 years ago.
The Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) is an original electronic work dealing with the collection, recording, documentation, presentation and promotion of the historical data of the presence of Hellenic culture through space and time. The EHW is structured in geographically specified volumes and includes mainly entries from areas that lie outside the borders of the Greek state.
The Digital Virtual Reality Collection “The Ancient Agora of Athens” is an internationally unique project, which visualizes information about the Ancient Agora, the centre of political and cultural life of the Athenian Democracy. This virtual journey from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD becomes for the visitors a journey of discovery, where they can explore the landscape, participate in virtual activities and experience the everyday life of that period.
Learn about the history, the people and the democratic institutions that sprung from the site of the Ancient Agora of Athens through an interactive adventure to this źmagical" site. The DVD-ROM includes a multitude of scientific information, excellent illustrations, interactive games, as well as providing the unique opportunity to tour the exhibition with the same name presented at "Hellenic Cosmos", the Cultural Centre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World and the Virtual Reality programme that is shown at "Tholos".
Help Jason and Danae discover more information about the mysterious disap- pearance of their uncle Pericles. Lead the little robots of the inventor Tryphon Knowall back through time and learn about the admirable culture of ancient Miletus through this magical journey!
Travel with Jason and Danae and follow the course of Alexander the Great. Travel around the world, see museums and monuments and learn about the cultures that were influenced by the Macedonian king all over the world!
A 3D animated recon- struction of the typical house of Priene based on the research of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hoepfner. Its subject is to demonstrate the arrangement and the functionality of a residence of the classical period.
A 30-minute documen- tary entitled, "Miletus... A City in Four Dimensions", which won the 1st prize at the 5th Amiens Festival (Cinquieme Festival du Film dóArchaeologie dóAmiens) in France. The ancient city is brought back to life using three-dimensional representations of the most important public buildings.
The Foundation of the Hellenic World published the book "Ephesus - History and Architecture" with the kind support of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation. The book is part of a series of publications dedicated to Asia Minor cities of Antiquity. In 2000 a volume has been published regarding Priene.
Printed album with three-dimensional photorealistic digital reconstructions of the buildings of the Ancient Agora in the Classical Period. It brings to life, with excellent accuracy, one of the most important sites of ancient Hellenic culture and of the Classical world.
This publication is a "digital album" with three- dimen- sional photorealistic reconstructions of the most important buildings of ancient Olympia, which are presented with emphasis on historical accuracy and construction details.
Third and last part of the series "People and Traditional Professions in the Aegean" which this time focuses on Crete and Skiros. The author traces the development of the traditional professions in these islands and at the same time outlines the changes of the traditional communities in the last three decades of the 20th century. She combines in a unique way written sources, personal narrations and the products of material arts, which constitute valuable first material.
Documentary: Miletus, Priene: On the traces of Hellenism
Theatrical happening about the celebration of the twelve years of operation of Hellenic Cosmos, with the leading role played by a a three-dimensional character (avatar) who talked with the actors in real time. At the same time, a tour of ancient Miletus and Priene, at their history and architecture, through the three-dimensional representation of these cities.
A journey on the thin balance between ice, water and life! The film, a
production by Evans & Sutherland and the and the Museum of National Science
of Houston, with the scientific support of the University of New Hampshire,
is an adventurous journey to the areas of Arctic and Antarctica. Our
objective is to discover the ecosystems that develop there and to find out
how their survival is linked to our own! The ice also shapes the landscape
and the natural systems in other planets of our solar system.
We all agree that earth is our home. But how many of us live in a way that demonstrates our respect and love for our home? Visit Hellenic Cosmos and the "Tholos" and learn with us, in a pleasant and creative way, how our lives can be friendly to the environment.
The "Tholos" is the Foundation's new dome-shaped Virtual Reality "Theatre" with a capacity of 130 people. It is a building of exceptional architectural design and with unique technological infrastructure, which hosts FHW's digital collections.
The spectators visit the site of the Ancient Agora and, under the guidance of a special Museum Educator, they have the opportunity to choose themselves the course they will follow. The representation of the Agora in three different moments in history provides visitors with the opportunity to perceive the development through time and the changes in the site's function from era to era, as it is recorded in its architectural and city-planning differentiations.
The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
"A Walk Through Ancient Miletus". This production, in the special environment of immersion of "Tholos", uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.
The three-dimensional film-documentary entitled "Darwin: the mystery of life" is being presented at "Tholos", the Virtual Reality theatre of Hellenic Cosmos, from November 2011. The film promises an adventurous journey of discovery of the evolution of life in our planet through the eyes of Darwin.
Priene, in Asia Minor Ionia, the most extensively excavated Hellenistic city
in Asia Minor and an excellent example of Hellenistic architecture, comes to
life in FHW's production "A Walk Through Ancient Priene". With the creation
of a structured environment, clear and balanced, the city expressed the
mature philosophical and political thinking of the Classical Period. Public
buildings, private residencies and temples constitute the sights of this
tour of this city of Asia Minor.
The Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) signed a five-year contract with the Academy of Sciences in Sofia, and more specifically its Archaeological Institute (═┴╔╠-┬┴S), for carrying out excavation research in the location Halka Bunar in central Bulgaria, in the area where in antiquity lived the Odrysoi Thracians.
Founder & President
Foundation of the Hellenic World
1932 - 2013
28th of October 1940
On the 28th of October 1940 the Italian government sent an ultimatum to the Greek one, requesting free passage of Italian troops through Greek soil and control of numerous strategic locations in the country. Ioannis Metaxas rejected the humiliating ultimat ...
The first Ecumenical Council, which was held in Nicaea of Bithynia, was concluded on June 19th 325 AD. In this Council for the first time fundamental articles of faith were codified, which, with various articles of faith, which, with various modifications ...
The First Balkan War begun in October 1912. After the rejection of the Greek ultimatum to the Ottoman government, the Greek army in Thessaly occupied Elassona, Kozani and Grevena. Then, it was decided to occupy Thessaloniki. The decisive battle took place ...
On the 15th of February 360, at Mese, the central point of the Byzantine capital near the Great Palace, the church of Hagia Sophia was inaugurated, destined to become the symbol of Constantinople and of Byzantium in general. In the inauguration ceremony Io ...
During the Nika Revolt (11-18 January 532 AD) Hagia Sophia was destroyed by a fire. Immediately after suppressing the revolt Justinian decided to rebuild the church on the ruins of the basilica of Constantius. Forty days later the foundations were set and ...
On the 20th of December 1821 the First National Assembly began its proceedings at Piada (ancient Epidauros). Representatives from the most revolted regions attended the assembly. The majority of the representatives were local notables and clergymen from Mo ...
The first complete project for the digital recording of the memory of the Greek refugees is already on-line. Hundreds of photographs, documents and interviews illustrate the history of the communities of the refugees in Central Macedonia.
A journey into Asia Minor with four half-hour documentaries.Two voices (or two souls) travel in space and time in quest of their roots, passing through approximately 20 cities of Asia Minor, from Assos to Myra, uncovering their history from antiquity to the present day. The documentaries are enriched with 3D representations of monuments.