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Deutsche Archäologische Institut: Abteilung Athen

"The Athens Department of the Deutsches Archäogisches Institut was established after a vote on May 17, 1872 by the German Reichstag and officially opened in Athens on December 9, 1874. Since 1888, it has been accommodated in a building commissioned by Heinrich Schliemann and built in a late classical style based on plans by Ernst Miller and Wilhelm Dörpfeld. In 1899 the German government acquired the house from Schliemann''s heirs. To the present day, the two directors have been able to accommodate the growing need for space required by the department thanks to several additions and renovations as well as through the total relinquishment of the original service quarters."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Deutsche Archäologische Institut
Publication City:  Berlin