By Andriana Simos and Argyro Vourdoumpa.
The Ambassador of Greece to Australia, George Papacostas, had the honour of receiving a private tour of the Australian National University’s (ANU) Classics Museum on Friday, October 16, 2020.
The tour was organised by the Greek Orthodox Community & Church of Canberra, and the President of this Community, John Loukadellis, and Vice President, Theo Dimarhos, gave the tour.
Elizabeth Minchin from the ANU was also the historical guide on the day.
“The Ambassador has a strong interest in promoting Greek culture and history whilst in Australia and we are very lucky in Canberra to have the Classics Museum at the ANU,” Mr Loukadellis tells The Greek Herald.
“So we decided to take him out for the afternoon and show him some authentic pieces housed at the ANU from Roman and Greek history. He was very impressed and inspired by the tour.”
The Classics Museum at ANU holds a number of authentic artefacts from Greek and Roman history, including a genuine vase gifted to Australia by the Greek Government in 1949 for their support and friendship.