US photographer Robert McCabe looks back on first visit to Greece

Founded in 1837, the Archaeological Society of Athens was not only one of the first institutions to be set up in the newly established Greek state, but also among its most productive. The archaeologists, excavators, scholars, politicians and scientists who served in its ranks were driven by a commitment to protecting Greece's most valuable assets. And, indeed, the organization succeeded in salvaging a range of archaeological remains ranging from fragments to monuments and, most importantly, writing one of the most important chapters in the nation's history, shaping its identity.

Currently on display at the ASA's headquarters is "Chronography," an exhibition of photographs taken by Robert McCabe in regions of archaeological significance during the American's first trips to the country between the mid-1950s and early 1960s. Running until the end of March, the exhibition...

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