April 25, 1957

GIORGOS SEFERIS: According to an announcement, the British government has given its approval to the appointment of the director of the Foreign Ministry’s second political department, Giorgos Seferis, as Greek ambassador in London. Seferis will travel to London to assume his duties after his return from Bonn, where he is to accompany Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Averoff at the sessions of the NATO council of foreign ministers. The adviser to the Greek Embassy in London, Nikolas Niloareizis, will fly to the British capital today to take up the post of charge d’affaires following the departure of former ambassador Vassilis Mostras. PELLA EXCAVATIONS: Thessaloniki, 20 – Excavations at ancient Pella, Alexander the Great’s capital, carried out on the instructions of the Education Ministry, were completed today. The antiquities ephorate which supervised the excavations said that a peristyle had been discovered consisting of six Ionian columns. Found in excellent condition, it probably formed part of the main entrance of the palace court, and is certainly not part of a temple. It may have been part of a gymnasium or wrestling school.

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