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Friday, 26 February 2016
The Piraeus Artemis - and our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial
Peter Corlett, OAM, the creator of our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial, was inspired by many things in designing the Memorial. He reviewed amny of the photographs from 1915 taken by the soldiers and nurses on Lemnos.
But he was also inspired by his appreciation of Classical Greek sculpture - in particular the 4th Century BC statue of Artemis at the Piraeus Archaeological Museum, klnwon as the Piraeus Artemis A.
Peter had visited the Museum at Piraeus many years before and in creating our Memorial these memories came back to him and in the pages of the book reproduced below.
Below are images taken from this book detailing the story of the Piraeus Artemis.
Thank you Peter for creating a perfect fusion of Classical Greek and modern imagery. And how appropriate for this Memorial - a symbol of the Hellenic link to Anzac.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee