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Ambassadors of Hellenism for 2009


Four distinguished academics – Didier Pralon from France, Ioannis Simonidis from the United States, Maria del Amor Lopez Jimeno from Spain and Luo Jinlin from China- were declared Ambassadors of Hellenism for 2009 by the Athens Prefecture in a special ceremony that took place on March 5, at the Athens Concert Hall. The Athens Prefecture honoured also the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodore II, for his humanitarian and missionary work while special distinctions were awarded to David Hill, chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, and to Anthony Snodgrass, Christopher Price, Eleni Cubitt and Marlen Taffarello – all members of the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles.