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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Memorials of Balkan Wars: Nationalism and Cultural Unity

The Memorials of Balkan Wars (1912-1913), erect during the mid-wars years in Greece, contributed, in a spontaneous way and without compulsion, to the creation of a cultural unity in the provinces of Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace, and the Aegean islands, the union of which with the motherland was the result of these wars. The Heroa of lannitsa, Bizani, Kilkis, Lachanas, Doirane and Serres belong to the history of art, being works of Sculpture, but at the same time they represent parts of the Greek history. They symbolize the nation and express the idea of patriotism. Their function, especially in the period in which they were erected, has an additional, important parameter: made of ancient white marble from Penteli Mount and modelled according to the style of the Athenian scuiputre, which was orientated to the revival of tradition, they conveyed to the new territories the message of building a national physiognomy through civilization.