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17 July, 1997
More than 30,000 people have already visited the exhibition "Treasures of Mount Athos" since it opened some three weeks ago at Thessaloniki's Byzantine Museum.
The exhibition marked the first time in the monastic community's 1,000-year history that most of the priceless artifacts had ever left the autonomous peninsula in Halkidiki prefecture, as well as being the first opportunity women have had to see the treasures from the strictly all-male community.
Source: Athens News Agency