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The Figurine: When Beauty Inspires Crime

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Victoria Hislop’s latest book, The Figurine, explores how a woman finds a Cycladic figurine among the belongings she inherited from her late grandparents in Athens. Hislop interrogates the questionable acquisition of ancient artefacts by people and countries. Join us as she discusses her inspiration, the research she undertook before writing the book and the issues surrounding the theft of stolen archaeological treasures.

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The Society exists to promote teaching and research in Modern Greek Studies throughout the United Kingdom.


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