The White Tower of Thessaloniki

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Athanasios Fountoukis
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published on 30 May 2022

The White Tower is the symbol of Thessaloniki, Greece. During the Ottoman occupation of the city, it was used as a prison. The White Tower was constructed in the 15th century, following the Ottoman conquest of Thessaloniki in 1430. The tower was presented to the Ministry of Culture in 1983.

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Athanasios Fountoukis
A historian, who currently studies at the University of Groningen for his Master's degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations with a track on Ancient History, focusing on the history of the Mediterranean Sea in the Archaic Era.

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Fountoukis, A. (2022, May 30). The White Tower of Thessaloniki. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15967/the-white-tower-of-thessaloniki/

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Fountoukis, Athanasios. "The White Tower of Thessaloniki." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 30, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15967/the-white-tower-of-thessaloniki/.

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Fountoukis, Athanasios. "The White Tower of Thessaloniki." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 May 2022. Web. 13 Aug 2022.

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