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Fig. 160. Sivitanidis tomb

Fig. 161. P. Glymenopoulos tomb

295 Finally, in the façade of Pericles Glymenopoulos tomb (Fig. 161), four Doric columns hold a frieze with a broken pediment, an architectural form known since the Hellenistic period. Yet, between the two corners of the broken pediment, a cross was added, reminding the Greco-Roman temples that were converted into Christian churches during the Late roman period. The importance of Glymenopoulos is indicated by the fact name remains in use in Alexandria until today, since a whole area is named after him, known as Glym.

The Graeco-Roman Museum and the Archaeological society The flowering of the Alexandrian cosmopolitan society (late 19th century first half of the 20th century) and the foundation its autonomous political and cultural institutions offered more stable ground for the preservation and study of Alexandria’s ancient heritage, since the latter became an important aspect of the identity and lifestyle of the modern city. The two Alexandrian institutions which were occupied with this task were the Graeco-Roman Museum and the Archaeological Society of Alexandria

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
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