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  • Ancient ashes reveal details of huge volcano

    06/04/2018 9:55:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    Archaeologists have discovered ashes from one of the biggest ever volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Excavations in Turkey’s ancient city of Smyrna, now located in Izmir, have revealed details from a Minoan eruption that took place some 3,600 years ago. Smyrna was established about 5,000 years ago by the Greek tribe of Aeolians and later inhabited by Ionians. It was mostly abandoned after it was captured by the Anatolian kingdom of Lydia in the 6th century B.C. Archaeologists say the ashes will tell them a lot about the history. “Now that we have identified those ashes with a more extensive...
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna [Tennessee]

    06/02/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 39 replies
    SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the citys airport. A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley. LifeFlight helicopters from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were called to the scene. Further details have yet to be released.
  • 1 killed in Blue Angels jet crash Smyrna, TN

    06/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Wrcbtv ^ | 6/2/16 | Liz lohuis
    SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - A Blue Angels airplane has crashed at or near the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, airport authority confirmed. According to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, one person was killed in the crash. The Blue Angels had been practicing on Thursday ahead of this weekends Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna. They flew over downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.
  • Reminiscence of Greek Asia Minor before Armenian Incident

    01/15/2016 10:05:45 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 01/14/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Afieroma - Dedication or Reminiscence - A Greek Word that Never Made It Into English Afieroma sten Smyrne - Reminiscence of Smyrna - Videos of old Greek-Asia-Minor music Don't pry into things a people don't discuss with outsiders. That said, Greek music is fascinating from Turkish-dominated lands before the Armenian incident. Other Greek music shows a pronounced Arabic sense, why is this? I'm not a musicologist, however, it seems indisputable that a certain vocal tendency in women's singing among the descendants of the former Asia-Minor, Greek lands, centered perhaps around Smyrna, uses a kind of high, warbling, expressive vocal sound,...
  • First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir [Turkey] Since 1922

    01/06/2016 6:21:38 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Greek Europe Reporter ^ | 1/5/16 | Ioanna Zikakou
    For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is set to take place in Izmir on January 6, 2016. The Greek Orthodox community has received permission from the Turkish authorities to perform the Diving for the Holy Cross ceremony on the local pier. "For the first year we will be performing the Blessing of the Waters at the port of Izmir. Officially, this is the first year. We had also done it around 10 years ago, but not officially. This time we have received a license from the Turkish government, the Ministry...
  • Boy disciplined after waving gun-shaped pizza slice

    12/17/2011 11:36:36 AM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    WKRN TV Nashville ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Staff
    For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the "silent table" for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun. Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful. Nicholas' mother LeAnn calls her son's punishment "absolutely ridiculous" saying he was just playing around and...
  • Bishop Chrysostom of Smyrna was lynched by Muslims today in 1922

    09/09/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT · by eleni121 · 24 replies
    Hellenic News ^ | 09/09/10 | ME
    "A greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends".
  • AWOL U-S soldier caught in New Smyrna Beach

    01/12/2010 3:44:54 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies · 925+ views
    WOFL FOX 35 ^ | Jan 12 2010 | WOFL FOX 35
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An AWOL U-S soldier was arrested in New Smyrna Beach and the FBI is on the case because they say he is actually in the country illegally The 28-year old is a citizen of Iraq. U-S Immigration revoked his visa after he went AWOL from the military in Kansas.
  • Excavations put Izmir at 8,500 years old

    11/03/2008 6:43:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 698+ views
    Turkish Daily News ^ | Friday, October 31, 2008 | unattributed
    New excavations have revealed that Izmir, once believe to be 5,000 years old, may be as old as 8,500 years. Associate professor Zafer Derin of the Ege University archeology department, the head of the excavation team, said in a written statement his team had removed 150 artifacts discovered at the Yeflilova Tumulus excavation site, reported the Anatolia news agency. Saying the findings discovered in the excavation played an important role in identifying those who lived in the area 8,500 years ago, Derin said: "Findings obtained from the excavation determined that those who lived in this area 8,500 years ago had...
  • Paradise Lost Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of Islams City of Tolerance by Giles Milton

    06/15/2008 2:37:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 507+ views ^ | June 15, 2008 | William Dalrymple
    For centuries, the great city of Smyrna was a European foothold on the Anatolian coast. The British Levantine Company had had a factory there since 1667, trading in raisins and carpets, and even then the place was renowned for its lively social life. Francesco Lupazzoli, the priapic Venetian consul, lived on a diet of fruit, bread and water and a few slices of unseasoned meat, yet survived until the age of 114, and fathered 126 children on his five wives and innumerable Smyrniot mistresses. By the end of the 19th century, Smyrna had grown into one of the largest, richest...
  • 1.5 million Turks rally against pro-Islamic ruling party, pressuring government ahead of vote

    05/13/2007 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Valin · 33 replies · 2,278+ views
    AP ^ | 5/13/07 | Suzan Fraser
    IZMIR, Turkey Choking the highways and crammed onto ferries, hundreds of thousands of Turks streamed into this port city on Sunday in an enormous show of opposition to the pro-Islamic ruling party, increasing pressure on the government ahead of early elections. Some 1.5 million protesters carried anti-government banners, red-and-white Turkish flags and pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the secular republic in 1923. Turkish flags hung from balconies and windows, as well as buses and fishing boats and yachts bobbing in Izmir's bay. I am here to defend my country, said Yuksel Uysal, a teacher. I am here...
  • Smyrna, TN: Congregations vie for same church

    12/10/2006 4:20:05 PM PST · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 404+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 12/09/2006 | Colleen Creamer
    Members of All Saints' Church in Smyrna remaining after the rest of the congregation split to form St. Patrick's Anglican Church will cross paths with their former brethren Sunday. Both congregations are claiming rights to the same church facility at 1401 Lee Victory Parkway. The Rev. Ray Kasch of St. Patrick's and former head of All Saints', said he got a call from the Rt. Rev. Bertram Nelson Herlong, the Bishop of Tennessee, telling him that Herlong would be holding an 11 a.m. service for members of All Saints' at the Smyrna church. "I said, 'Bishop, there is nobody left...
  • Six men arrested were in U.S. illegally

    11/22/2006 2:30:59 AM PST · by ethics · 31 replies · 1,422+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 22, 2006 | Amanda Casciaro
    MARIETTA - Cobb police have arrested six Hispanic men for manufacturing identification documents at Twelve Oaks Apartments on Austell Road in an undercover sting that authorities expect will lead to more arrests. Because the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending, police did not release information about the Oct. 25 arrests until Tuesday. Agents from the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and walked in on a "large operation," Cobb Police Department spokesman Officer Wayne Delk said. Officers seized about 1,300 photographs, 217 completed identification cards, various...
  • Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006

    06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,694 replies · 25,684+ views
    Al-Qaeda's Long March to War (Full Story) In recent weeks, media reports from both Iraq and Afghanistan have suggested the appearance of a slow evolution of the Islamist insurgents' tactics in the direction of the battlefield deployment of larger mujahideen units that attack "harder" facilities.These attacks are not replacing small-unit attacks, ambushes, kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings in either country, but rather seem to be initial and tentative forays toward another stage of fighting. Karzai Condemns U.S. Troops Using Gunfire Taliban Kill, Kidnap Dozens of Afghan Police US Sends More Troops into Iraq Where does Karzai go from here?...
  • The Georgia Connection

    06/06/2006 10:48:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 706+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/06/06 | Michelle Malkin
    I obtained the unsealed March 2006 affidavit detailing charges against Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, one of the two Georgia-based Muslim men tied to the Canada terror bust. There are many interesting tidbits included--note the encrypted CD that FBI technicians are unable to crack and the court-authorized electronic surveillance on a phone conversation between one of the suspected jihadis and his siter--so I'm reprinting the entire document here:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -X UNITED STATES OF AMERICA File Under Seal -...
  • Izmir may become next Jewish tourist attraction in Turkey

    11/10/2002 4:07:43 AM PST · by Turk2 · 13 replies · 119+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2002 | Haim Shapiro
    Izmir may become next Jewish tourist attraction in TurkeyHaim Shapiro, Nov. 5, 2002 Jerusalem Post - Jewish sites in the Turkish city of Izmir could become major tourist attractions, according to one of the participants in a recent Israeli academic survey of the Mediterranean port. Archeology student Aharon Greener, who is to participate in a seminar on Wednesday at Bar-Ilan University on the ancient treasures of the Jewish community of Izmir, said a major project is underway to preserve these sites and make them accessible to visitors. Greener said that during the visit to Izmir, members of the local Jewish...
  • Who Burned Izmir

    01/10/2003 11:30:44 AM PST · by a_Turk · 26 replies · 425+ views
    I keep getting slandered so I thought I'd post this. Who Burned Izmir? In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance with the Greek dream of rejuvenating the Byzantine Empire. In a three week battle Ataturk threw the Greeks back into the sea, captured the Greek commanding general and re-entered Izmir triumphant. The retreating...
  • A priest is beaten in Izmir, to the cries of 'we will kill you all'

    02/10/2006 6:43:44 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 67 replies · 1,733+ views
    Asia News ^ | 2-9-2006 | not attributed
    This latest attack targets a Slovenian friar and comes the same day the Vatican confirms Benedict XVIs visit to Turkey, scheduled for November. Ankara (AsiaNews) With the battle cry we will kill you all a group of youths launched themselves in attack on a Franciscan friar in Izmir (the ancient Smyrna). The attack took place within the confines of St. Helens parish. Speaking with evident emotion, Msgr Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, says The boys grabbed him by the throat shouting we will kill you all. According to the bishop this latest aggression is fruit of rampant fanaticism....
  • St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr[Disciple of St John,the Evangelist]

    02/24/2003 7:24:14 PM PST · by Lady In Blue · 23 replies · 413+ views
    CIN ^ | 1864 | Rev Alban Butler
    FEBRUARY 24 The Encyclical Epistle of the Church at Smyrnam Concerning the Martyrdom of the Holy Polycarp (Palm DOC) ST POLYCARP, BISHOP OF SMYRNA, MARTYR From his acts, written by the church of Smyrna in an excellent circular letter to the churches of Pontus, immediately after his martyrdom, a niece abridged by Eusebius, b. 4, c. 14 highly esteemed by the ancients. Joseph Scaliger, a supercilious critic, says that nothing in the whole course of church history so strongly affected him as the perusal of these acts, and those relating to the martyrs of Lyons; that he never read...