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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-04-25

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  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Small decline
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines
  • [03] 6th century BC underground aqueduct unearthed in Megara

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Small decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.39 percent, standing at 695.21 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 2.115 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.68 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.05 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.19 percent.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the only gains in Commerce, up 1.36 percent and Personal and Household Goods, up 0.94 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Construction, down 1.62 percent; and Telecoms, down 0.71 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 18 were up, 22 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    New Democracy's and PASOK's State Deputies lists and the central Bank of Greece's (BoG) annual report for 2011, mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "BoG calls for development and reforms".

    AVGHI: "Reheated blackmail".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Karamanlis' (Costas, former ND prime minister) Voice".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "MP candidate a National Information Service (EYP) employee".

    ESTIA: "Greece holds the world record of electoral laws".

    ETHNOS: "PASOK's selection to put Pyrros Dimas (Greek Olympics weightlifting gold medalist) to head party's State Deputies list a message for struggling Greece".

    IMERISSIA: "BoG governor George Provopoulos' message to parties and society: Consensus a matter of survival".

    KATHIMERINI: "200,000 bogus pensions".

    LOGOS: "2 percent hike in average Greek families' basket".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Provopoulos' dramatic warning for the euro".

    NIKI: "Who and why lifted up .....PASOK's Pyrros".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga: Vote must not be scattered in illusions'.

    TA NEA: "The Olympic champion and the judge".

    VRADYNI: "Lack of governance threatens pensions and social security funds".

    [03] 6th century BC underground aqueduct unearthed in Megara

    An underground aqueduct, constructed in the 6th century BC and apparently forming the initial part of the main ancient water supply system designed by ancient Greek hydraulic engineer Eupalinos of Megara was recently bought to light in excavations in a rural area in Megara by archaeologists of the Third Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.amna

    The aqueduct, discovered in the Orkos area, comprises a network of shafts, cisterns and conduits that took advantage of the ground's natural downward slant ending up in the city's central water reservoir built in the 5th century BC, known as Theagenes' Spring or Fountain.amna

    The Fountain House, built by Eupalinos in the first half of the 5th century BC (circa 500 BC), probably stands in the same place where a century earlier (6th century BC) the tyrant Theagenes had constructed a smaller fountain house, and thus is known as Theagenes' Fountain (Spring). amna

    The front side of the building was occupied by a portico with five Doric columns, and at the back of this was a narrow cistern for the drawing up of water. Two more large cisterns, separated by a parapet, were used for the collection of water. The roof was supported by 35 octagonal columns made of poros stone, while the walls were built of large limestone blocks in the isodomic system.

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