Athens 1917

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One hun­dred years ago, in 1917, rare vis­ual ma­te­rial of Athens was com­piled by the pho­to­graphic ser­vice of the al­lied ex­pe­di­tionary force which op­er­ated in the Balkans dur­ing the First World War, called the Army of the Ori­ent. Nu­mer­ous still and mov­ing pic­tures of the Greek cap­i­tal were cap­tured at that time, which in­clude as­pects of the city that have been for­got­ten or lost over the years. Now, for the first time, the French School is show­ing this rich vis­ual ta­pes­try of the city’s daily life, its mon­u­ments and its streets, at the Be­naki Mu­seum’s Pireos Street an­nex. Ad­mis­sion costs 7 eu­ros and open­ing hours are Thurs­day & Sun­day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Fri­day & Satur­day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Be­naki Mu­seum, 138 Pireos, tel 210.345.3111, www.be­naki.gr

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