The Real Wealth of Athens / by Alastair Wiper

 
 The auditorium of the Archeological Society at Athens, founded in 1837

The auditorium of the Archeological Society at Athens, founded in 1837

In these troubled times it is easy to forget what Greece has given to the world. The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece has provided us with much of what we know of today as democracy, philosphy, tragedy, comedy, poetry, mathematics, and, of course, the Olympic Games.

Many institutions have emerged in Athens over the last couple of hundred years to research, preserve and display the culture of Greece from Ancient times until more recently. This series documents some of those institutions: libraries, schools, museums and foundations which are part of the culture that protects the culture of Greece.

 
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