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S. Korean embassy hosts reception to mark national holiday

BELGRADE - South Korean Ambassador to Serbia Lee Do-hoon hosted a reception late Wednesday on occasion of his country's national holiday, the National Foundation Day of the Republic of South Korea.

The holiday celebrates the day when, according to ancient notes, the legendary "grandson of heaven", Dangun Wanggeom, founded Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom, in 2333 BC.

Serbian scientific project among Europe's most excellent

BELGRADE - For the first time ever in the history of Serbian science, the European Research Council has named a scientific project from Serbia as one of the most excellent scientific endeavours in Europe, the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has said in a statement.

Ancient coins found in Greece's mystery tomb

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.
The enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece dates back to the fourth century BC and contains near-intact sculptures and intricate mosaics.

VIDEO: Canadian man assaulted at Istanbul park

Unidentified assailants have beaten a Canadian man at a park in central Istanbul.

Sjoerd Vaandering, a 72-year-old British Columbia resident, was walking in the Maçka Park early Nov. 29 when he was assaulted, Doğan News Agency reported. Vaandering was found by passersby with his belongings scattered on the pavement.

Bathonea excavations shed light on Istanbul’s history

The Bathonea excavations that have been continuing in the Küçükçekmece lake basin for five years fill a gap in Istanbul’s chronology by revealing traces from 2,000 B.C.

The head of the excavations, Associate Professor Şengül Aydıngün said the first years were spent on cleaning, researching, mapping and geophysical work, while diggings started as of 2011-2012.