1912-1922 : The Archaeological Society during the expansion of the Greek state

Report of the captain of the ship “Arx” regarding a sunken town close to the Eastern coast of the island of Lemnos

The period between the years 1912-1922 was crucial for Greek history mainly because it resulted to the expansion of the State’s territory.
According to the listed documents from the Historical Archive of the Greek Archaeological Service kept at the Directory of the National Archive of Monuments (Greek Ministry of Culture), the Archaeological Service acted immediately towards the protection and restoration of the monuments in the recently conquered areas of the State.
The aforementioned documents refer to the islands of Northern and Eastern Aegean where a new Ephorate was immediately established and also to the areas of Western Macedonia, Northern Epirus and Asia Minor, where archaeologists of the Archaeological Service were fighting for the protection of the monuments even during the war.

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