ANC121761 Ladies of the Minoan Court, from the Palace of Knossos, Minoan, c.1500 BC (fresco painting); Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete, Greece; Ancient Art and Architecture Collection Ltd.;  out of copyright.

Around the World: Greece

Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

Beautiful beaches, glistening sea, white-washed houses, and the ubiquitous Frappé – just some things that are conjured up in the mind when thinking of Greece. In our Around the World series we turn our attention to this beautiful holiday destination. Not just a pretty face, Greece is rich in culture and history. Below we have a selection of curated lightboxes – take a look at the wonderful Benaki Museum collection, or the paintings that have been inspired by Greece. Καλή όρεξη!

 

1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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1216959 Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub (photo); (add.info.: In July 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s first surviving panda cub, Tai Shan. He left the Zoo in February 2010 for Bifengxia Panda Base in China, where he will contribute to its breeding program. ); Photo © National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE; out of copyright. PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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