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Evzones > Greek Presidential Guard January 21, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Archaeology Greece, Architecture Greece.

Evzones, the Greek Presidential Guard at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Athens  Members of Greece’s Presidential Guard march in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, situated in front of the Greek Parliament Building, at Syntagma Square in central Athens.

The 70-year-old marble cenotaph, which is outside Parliament, is to undergo extensive restoration after a chunk of stone fell off last year.

The monument was designed by architect Emmanouil Lazaridis and the central image of the naked, lifeless soldier was created by the sculptor Fokion Rok.

Writings from the funeral oration of the ancient Greek leader Pericles, as related by the historian Thucydides, are engraved on the wall around the dead soldier.

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