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Archaeologists inspect a female figurine inside a recently discovered, fourth-century B.C. tomb, in the town of Amphipolis, northern Greece on Sept. 7. The occupant of the tomb is unknown, but there's speculation that it could be someone who was closely linked to Alexander the Great. Greek Culture Ministry/AP hide caption

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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

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The youths of Ancient Messene once trained at this Doric stadium, which cost more than $3 million to restore. It's one of the most impressive and popular ancient sites in Greece, in part thanks to an infusion of private funds. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

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Ilias Smirlis (left) runs a small family farm in Kalamata, Greece. Before he met entrepreneur Sotiris Lymperopoulos, who runs the food service Radiki, he struggled to sell his produce outside Athens. "The demand for excellent products will always exist," Smirlis says. "The challenge is to find a market." Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

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Abu Ghassan (from left), Hassan and Sobhy sit in the lobby of a hotel in Athens, Greece, that blocks out at least 40 rooms each month for Syrian refugees and gives them a discount, on Feb. 11. Though the Syrians have a safe haven at the hotel, Greece as a whole has not been as welcoming. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

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Illegal immigrants watch from behind a fence as police patrol the perimeter of a detention center at Amygdaleza, on the northern fringes of Athens, on April 30, 2012. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Episode 527: The Amazing Shrinking Economy Might Stop Shrinking

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Couples kiss during the Athens gay pride parade last June. Last month, activists organized a "kiss-in" during a church service run by a Greek Orthodox bishop who has threatened to excommunicate politicians supporting same-sex unions. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

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Greek vocal icon Marinella (center) sings "Children of Greece," a song once sung to Greek soldiers as Italian and German forces invaded the country. As they endure hard times today, Greeks are turning to theater that shows triumphs over adversity in the previous century. Badminton Theater hide caption

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Greeks Find Hope In The Theater Of Nostalgia

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Laura and Thanos Ntoumanis recently moved from Greece to Germany, where Thanos, a psychiatrist, got a job. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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With Its Economy Hobbled, Greece's Well-Educated Drain Away

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Maria Souta (center), a Roma grandmother in her 50s, lives in a shack in the Roma camp near Corinth, Greece. She supports her family by picking aluminum cans out of the trash. "I really want my children to get an education and get out of here," she says. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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'They Want To Fit In': An Uphill Struggle For Greece's Roma

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CBS correspondent George Polk and his wife, Rea, in 1948, shortly before his murder on May 8 of that year in Greece. Megaloeconomou/AP hide caption

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American's Death Still A Greek Mystery, 65 Years Later

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