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Photo exhibition “The Asia Minor Campaign”

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Φωτο&gamma ;ραφικor εκθεση «Η εκστρατεΙα τησ Μικρας ΑσΙας»


The exhibition, which will be hosted at the Georgios and Nefelis Collection Museum Tziapras Pieridis of the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus, follows the course from the Great Idea of ​​national integration to the border and population formation of the current Greek state, through the dramatic events of the Asia Minor Campaign of 1922.

The journey begins with reference to the flourishing of Hellenism in Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace. In the main part of the exhibition, the evidence narrates the Greek presence in Asia Minor and the events of the Campaign, up to the retreat of the Greek army and the destruction of Smyrna.

Special mention is made in the last chapter of the Campaign, in the trial of those who were considered responsible for the national tragedy. Their impeachment, conviction and execution is presented through Pericles of Byzantium's drawings from the Trial of the Six, which the artist drew while attending the trial as a journalistic correspondent. Today the sketches are kept in the National Historical Museum.

The exhibition presents copies of the historical documents exhibited in the exhibition “From the Great… to modern Greece” at the EIM headquarters in the Old Parliament, which includes photographic documents, documents and objects, framed by testimonies, excerpts from diaries and press publications.

The evidence comes from the Photographic Archive and the Archive of Historical Documents of the IEEE. The Historical and Cultural Archive of Petralia, the Michael G. Theotoka Archive, the Historical Archive of Greek Scouts and the Greek Literary and Historical Archive (ELIA) have also provided archival materials.

During the exhibition there will be guided tours. and educational programs.

Permanent exhibition: 08.06.2023-30.9.2023

Place: Georgiou and Nefelis Tziapra Pieridis Collection Museum

Source: eurokerdos.cyprustimes.com

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