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By Yannis Hamilakis

This cutting edge, broadly illustrated research examines how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed considerably to the creation of the fashionable Greek kingdom and its nationwide mind's eye. It additionally exhibits how, in go back, nationwide mind's eye has created and formed classical antiquities and archaeological perform from the 19th century to the current. Yannis Hamilakis covers a various diversity of subject matters, together with the position of antiquities within the origin of the Greek nation within the 19th century, the Elgin marbles controversy, the function of archaeology below dictatorial regimes, using antiquities within the detention camps of the Greek civil battle, and the invention of the so-called tomb of Philip of Macedonia.

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