The protection of antiquities during World War II

General technical instructions given to museums for the preservation of antiquities from aerial dangers

The protection of antiquities was one of the major concerns of the Greek government during World War II. The archaeologists worked together towards the protection of antiquities with success. There is a big number of documents regarding the protection of antiquities of the National Archaeological Museum, and catalogues of antiquities of the local museums. The collections of Delphi, Chios, Patra, Olympia, Volos, Nafplio, Epidauros and of the Byzantine Museum of Athens are of great significance. Designs and documents of the historic archive indicate that antiquities were hidden and therefore preserved.

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