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Vrysaki: A Neighborhood Lost in Search of the Athenian Agora

by: Dumont, S.

Price: 75,00 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 25820
ISBN-13: 9780876619698 / 978-0-87661-969-8
ISBN-10: 0876619693 / 0-87661-969-3
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication Date: 2020
Publication Place: New Jersey
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: New

Description
Between 1931 and 1939, central Athens was transformed by the expropriation and demolition of the Vrysaki neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis. In these few years, more than 5,000 inhabitants were displaced and 348 properties were torn down so that the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) could excavate the ancient Agora; the scale of the project and the degree to which it was documented make this a unique episode in the history of Greek archaeology. Using materials from the ASCSA Archives and a large collection of photographs from the 1930s, this volume details the history of the negotiations, the expropriations, and, most importantly, the Vrysaki neighborhood itself. Illustrating its streets, shops, houses, names, and faces, the author provides a vivid recreation of the community that was Vrysaki.

Author
Sylvie Dumont is the Secretary and Registrar of the Agora Excavations in Athens.

Specifications
276 pages

352 photographs, 2 foldout maps, 2 tables

hardback, 31x23.5 cm

 
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Vrysaki: A Neighborhood Lost in Search of the Athenian Agora

by: Dumont, S.

  • ISBN-13: 9780876619698 / 978-0-87661-969-8
  • ISBN-03: 0876619693 / 0-87661-969-3
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens, New Jersey, 2020

Price: 75,00 EURO

(in stock)