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Centenary of the Greek Archæological Society

Nature volume 142, page 789 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



CELEBRATION of the centenary of the Greek Archæological Society began at Athens on October 23. The proceedings were opened in the Parthenon by the King of Greece, president of the Society, who delivered an address of welcome to the delegates and representatives of Greek and foreign universities and learned societies. Great Britain was represented by Mr. William Miller, of the British Academy, Mr. R. D. Barnett, of the Society for Hellenic Studies, and Mr. Gerald Mackworth Young, who was present on behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the British School of Archaeology at Athens. The programme of the celebration, it is reported in The Times of October 24, includes excursions to Delphi, Eleusis and Epidaurus, the conferring of academic honours on distinguished archaeologists, the laying of wreaths on the Cenotaph and the statue of the late King Constantine, a former president of the Society, the performance of the Electra of Sophocles and King Lear, an official banquet given by the Government, and a number of receptions.

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