George E. Mylonas

George E. Mylonas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Emmanuel Mylonas (December 9, 1898, in Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) - April 15, 1988, Greece) was a prominent Greek and Aegean archaeologist. George Mylonas was a patriot with a deep attachment to his people, and while a student in Athens during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922, he joined the Greek Army and was later taken prisoner. While a prisoner of war he lost enough weight that the permanent ID band that was welded onto his wrist was easily taken on and off and exchanged with other prisoners. His future wife fled Asia Minor with only her tennis racket and spent the war living with family friends in Greece. Mylonas was in Smyrna when the city was destroyed by the Turks in late September, 1922. He remarked that the family silver was saved for him by a Turkish neighbor, though the rest of the family home, with the artwork, was confiscated by the government and never repatriated.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135743570
  • 9786135743579