Greece’s Historical Archaeological Site of Philippi ‘Travels’ to New York

Philippi site. Photo Credit: ANA-MPA

New Yorkers and visitors alike are about to be invited to “take a stroll” through one of Greece’s most important historic and archaeological monuments, the archaeological site at Philippi. It will soon “travel” to New York through an impressive photography exhibition entitled “Philippi, a Landmark of European Heritage”.

Philippi was the last Greek site to be added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 2016. The historic site that is significant to the history of the world and the growth of Christianity into a world religion. The exhibition will showcase the magnificent site’s history from prehistoric times until the present day.

“The site has special importance as a symbol of European heritage since it’s where three of its main axes meet: Greek civilization, Roman law, and Christianity,” noted the head of the Thassos-Kavala Antiquities Ephorate that is organizing the exhibition in New York.

The site of Philippi was the scene of a number of important historical events. Some of the more notable is a battle held on its outskirts in 42 BC that decided the political history of Rome and Europe’s constitutional history, as well as the arrival of the Apostle Paul and the foundation of the first Christian community in Europe.

The photography exhibition of  “Philippi, a Landmark of European Heritage” will be held at the Greek General Consulate on 69 East 79th Street, New York from January 8 until February 4.

(With information from ANA-MPA)