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A year ago the Board of Directors of the Institute initiated the “Million Dollar Campaign” [http://www.cig-icg.gr/appeal] to cover the costs of the purchase of our new premises at Odos Orminiou 3 in the Ilissia District of Athens, of the desired improvements and renovations and for an endowment to cover the annual costs of its maintenance.

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82-18-006 Thera: top, whole and bottom of new "Adenauer road" to ancient site

Thera: top, whole and bottom of new "Adenauer road" to ancient site (Professor Fred Winter, 1982)

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The occupation of Crete in WW II by German and Italian forces brought many hardships and great suffering to the local population. The rich cultural heritage of the island was not spared either. A number of the occupiers, both archaeologists and antiquities collectors, used this unbound opportunity to officially as well as privately “investigate”, “protect” and “liberate” known archaeological finds and sites as well as to excavate others.

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