July 2, 1957

CHARLES SELTMAN: London, 29 – Sir Charles Seltman, an authority on Greek art and antiquities, died in Cambridge yesterday at the age of 72. Dr Seltman had graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in archaeology and later became a professor there. He traveled a great deal and repeatedly visited Greece. Dr Seltman worked hard to make Greek art and culture known to many people, He organized successful exhibitions and wrote many books, many of which were on Greek coins and pottery. ATHENS CONCERT HALL: A law has been passed that grants a large part of the area once the site of the army infantry barracks to the Society of the Friends of Music. The site in question, facing Kifissias Avenue, measures 14,610 square meters and is granted free of charge due to the aim of the association, which undertakes to build a large concert hall of 2,000-2,500 seats and another smaller once for recitals, as well as a large foyer for exhibitions. DIMITRIS ROIDOS: The funeral of Greek composer Dimitris Roidos was held at Athens’s First Cemetery yesterday. Roidos, who was 95 when he died, mainly composed songs for chamber orchestras and choirs.

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