Lot 6437: Athens 1859, A Olympic (Olympian) Games. Official hand script document titled “On your appointment as member of the committee of the Olympic Games” issued by the Kingdom of Greece (Ministry of Internal Affairs), written and signed by the minister Rig

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November 5, 2016
Thessaloniki, Greece

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Description: Athens 1859, A Olympic (Olympian) Games. Official hand script document titled “On your appointment as member of the committee of the Olympic Games” issued by the Kingdom of Greece (Ministry of Internal Affairs), written and signed by the minister Rigas Palamides on 29/10/1859. The document refers to the appointment of Mr. Grigorios Papadopoulos, Director of the Greek Educational Institution, as member of the committee of the 1859 A’ Olympic (Olympian) Games. Procedural details and guidelines, such as the preparation of athletes, uniforms etc. At the end of the script “for sporting events to be held next Sunday, ie on 8th Novamber”. RARE. Αθήνα 1859. Α’ Ολύμπια 1859. Επίσημο έγγραφο του Υπουργείου Εσωτερικών / Βασίλειο της Ελλάδος, υπογεγραμμένο από τον Υπουργό Ρήγα Παλαμήδη. Το τρισέλιδο χειρόγραφο έγγραφο ορίζει το διορισμό του Γρηγόριου Παπαδόπουλου ως μέλος της επιτροπής Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων, αναφέρεται σε ενδιαφέροντα διαδικαστικά ζητήματα όπως η εκγύμναση και οι στολές των αθλητών, διευκρινίζονται τεχνικές αθλημάτων: «οι κατά την προσεχή δευτέραν αγωνιζόμενοι του αγώνα δρόμου, ν’ αγωνισθώσιν όπου το δυνατόν κατά τους αρχαίους Ελληνικούς τρόπους… σύμφωνος προς την ονομασίαν της τελετής ταύτης…». Τέλος αναφέρεται σαφώς ημερομηνία των αγώνων «την προσεχή Κυριακήν, ήτοι την ογδόην 9βρίου». Σπάνιο
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